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Lou Volpe

February 2019 accomplished guitarist Lou Volpe will be releasing his newest CD "Before and After". It combines influences of jazz, bossa nova and blues and except for two Standards all were composed by him. His last CD “Remembering Ol’ Blue Eyes”, (songs of Sinatra) received rave reviews and has gotten airplay throughout Europe as well as here in the US. A native New Yorker, Lou Volpe is a standard not only on the New York music scene, but also recognized internationally as a master of the guitar. His artistry is combined with elegance, fire and soul coupled with a seductive, lyrical sound

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Remembering Ol' Blue Eyes

Label: Jazz Guitar Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: I’ll Remember April; Speak Low; It Was a Very Good Year; You Go to My Head; A Foggy Day; One for My Baby; The Days of Wine and Roses; That’s Life; Softly as I Leave You; The Best Is Yet to Come; I Get a Kick Out of You; All the Things You Are; I’ve Got You Under My Skin; Europa.

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Lou Volpe: Remembering Ol' Blue Eyes

Read "Remembering Ol' Blue Eyes" reviewed by Edward Blanco


The year 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra's birth (December 12th 1915) and as expected, there have been many tributes to the Chairman of the Board but perhaps, none as unique as the instrumental homage by guitarist Lou Volpe on the splendid Remembering Ol' Blue Eyes: (Songs of Sinatra). Why? Because Volpe's finger-picking lyrical ...

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Lou Volpe: Remembering Ol' Blue Eyes

Read "Remembering Ol' Blue Eyes" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Ol' Blue Eyes, of course, is the late Frank Sinatra, arguably the greatest interpreter of popular American music who ever lived. Guitarist Lou Volpe (who doesn't sing) remembers Sinatra on this entertaining assortment of thirteen tunes associated with the Chairman of the Board (and leader of the Rat Pack) plus a special tribute, “Europa," which closes ...

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Take Five With Tracy Mothershed

Read "Take Five With Tracy Mothershed" reviewed by Tracy Mothershed


Meet Tracy Mothershed: I use to listen to my mother play the piano and try to follow her... I would listen to my Grandmother sing and Grandparents dance. My uncle Douglas and I would sing and sing... play records and I would pretend to have a microphone and be a famous jazz singer.

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Here and Now

Label: Jazz Guitar Records
Released: 2011
Track listing: Astral Island; Hear and Now; Prince Charming; Coltrane of Thought; One For Wes; Live Wires; Blue Boppa; Softly As In a Morning Sunrise; If You Should Leave; Love Dance.

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Hear And Now

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2011
Track listing: Astral Island; Hear and Now; Prince Charming; Coltrane of Thought; One for Wes; Live Wires; Blue Boppa; Softly As in a Morning Sunrise; If You Should Leave; Love Dance.

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Lou Volpe: Here and Now

Read "Here and Now" reviewed by Nic Jones


Lou Volpe is a guitarist who, in the mold of George Benson and Pat Martino has the groove down pat, but with the harmonic and melodic sensibilities to put a personal stamp on all his flights. He's worked with the likes of Chet Baker, Herbie Hancock and Roberta Flack, bringing all of that experience to Here ...

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Lou Volpe: Hear And Now

Read "Hear And Now" reviewed by Jack Huntley


Lou Volpe is a seasoned session and touring guitarist who has backed a litany of music luminaries. On Hear And Now, he steps out into the spotlight and fills center stage with his melodic, infection playing. Backed by a superb cast of musicians, Volpe's playing straddles the line between classic jazz guitar and a more exuberant, ...

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Undercovers

Label: Matchless Recordings
Released: 2006


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