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latest CD, oFF tHE tOP: standards 1,
features his solo guitar work on jazz standards such as My
Romance and Watch What Happens. For more, click here
SOLO JAZZ GUITAR
I began playing solo while living in Boston
in the 1980s. I played opening sets for general business jobs, and
played for tips and dinner at restaurants (ones with good food!). From
there I picked up private jobs for parties and celebrations, as well as
business functions. Other venues include classrooms, concert halls and
I have continued to perform as a soloist,
and I also have extensive experience as a sideman for vocalists in a duo
setting. While definitely more relaxing during the heads, the solo
sections are equally as challenging, and that doesn't mean I don't end
up playing the melody as well.
My solo jazz guitar album, oFF tHE tOP: standards 1,
features twelve jazz standards played direct to disc, most in one take.
I sought to present the spontaneous feel of a live performance with the
fidelity of a CD, and stopped only for head errors and sound recording
problems. While there are some interesting moments, form and
tempo are maintained throughout, barring rubato passages. In fact,
several of my musician friends, especially bass players, tell me they
like playing with the disc, since they can work on their bass lines and
time playing. Thanks for listening!
For more information on possible public
performances, see the Calendar of
For more information on purchasing oFF tHE tOP:
standards 1, click here.
For more information on hiring for live performance, contact me at email@example.com
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