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Michele Ramo

MICHÉLE RAMO (pronounced: Me-KEL-ay) is an 8 string nylon fingerstyle jazz guitarist, jazz violinist, jazz mandolinist, composer and educator who specializes in bringing American Swing, Brazilian, Gypsy and Latin rhythms together in his playing, as well as composing and arranging for the guitar. A classical-jazz crossover artist in the truest sense of the word, Ramo has a unique and sought-after ability for blending his classical and jazz worlds into his writing, teaching and performance. Ramo is a self-taught guitarist whose formal training and higher education is in violin studies

A Cigar & A Scotch

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014
Track listing: A Cigar & A Scotch; A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That; Autumn Rain; Far Away From Home; Sicily; Reflections; Bugambilia; A Cigar & A Scotch.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Michele Ramo: A Cigar & A Scotch

Read "A Cigar & A Scotch" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Hailing from the Mediterranean fishing town of Mazara, Italy, guitarist/violinist and composer Michele Pugielese-Ramo has been fishing the jazz waters of New York and Detroit for the last twenty-six years. Having recorded countless albums as leader during that time, his most recent endeavor, A Cigar & A Scotch, captures a gifted musician and his World Jazz ...

Oh Lady Be Good

Label: Moonboat Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Oh Lady Be Good; Autumn Nocturne; Crazy Rhythm; Everything I Have is Yours; Have You Met Miss Jones; They Can

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Michele Ramo: Oh Lady Be Good

Read "Oh Lady Be Good" reviewed by Jim Santella

With a swinging program that recalls the spirit of Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt, this contemporary trio of veteran jazzmen delivers straight from the heart. The cohesive program jumps in a lively fashion as the acoustic group delves into material steeped in tradition and mellowed with age. Up-tempo romps like “Have You Met Miss ...

Ramo

Label: Moonboat Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: Manha de Carnaval; A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That; Stella by Starlight; Mosaic Moods; Song for My Friend; December Flower; Lady of My Life; Lush Life; Songo Brasileiro (Brazilian Dream); Dicitencellu Vuie; Lauriniana; Talk of the Waves.

I Didn't Know About You

Label: Moonboat Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: I Didn

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Mich: Ramo

Read "Ramo" reviewed by Jim Santella

Born in the Italian Mediterranean fishing town of Mazara del Vallo on the west coast of Sicily, guitarist Mick Ramo learned to play music from his earliest childhood years. By age thirteen, he had entered the music conservatory, where he studied violin. Professional engagements with the Italian State Symphony Opera House followed. Then he met jazz. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Mich: I Didn't Know About You

Read "I Didn't Know About You" reviewed by Jim Santella

Lyrical stuff happens when you find two veteran artists such as Mick and Mundy together as a guitar duo. They know intuitively what to say with their instruments. The guitar has provided a similar framework for melodic excursion over many centuries. As Mick Ramo and Mundy Lowe blend their distinctive timbres together for a ...


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