Category Reviews & New Releases

Review: Giuliani, Carulli, and Carcassi via Mel Bay

I received these books from Mel Bay last week. They include a DVD, Notation, and Tab for classical guitar. They are from “fingerpicking.net Classic, created and directed by Reno Brandoni and edited by Andrea Moschetti. Matteo Carcassi: 25 Melodious and…

Review: Elemental by Frank Wallace

elemental Frank Wallace his own new works, vol. III Recorded: September 2013 at the Hillsborough Center Congregational Church, NH Engineering and mastering: Frank Wallace Art, photography and design: Nancy Knowles Label: GYRE Release Date: April 1, 2014 Artist Website Label…

Review: Sonata by Cesar Rojas

Sonata by Cesar Rojas Artist Website: cesarrojasguitar.com Highlights: The Dowland is beautiful with great shaping and phrasing. The Dyens is played with ease which is no easy feat. Columbian born guitarist Cesar Rojas is currently based out of Toronto, Canada.  I…

Review: Music of Jorge Morel

Music of Jorge Morel by Jorge Morel Paperback: 36 pages (Notation) Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc. (September 24, 2013) Buy or Learn More via Amazon:  Music of Jorge Morel From the composer (via back cover): These compositions, like most of my music, are…

Review: Duo Resonances – Granados, Piazzolla, Scarlatti, Ginastera, Mompou

Duo Resonances: Granados, Piazzolla, Scarlatti, Ginastera, Mompou Frédérique Luzy & Pierre Bibault Buy the album: Duo Resonances via Amazon Artist Website: duoresonances.com Label: Calliope Records Art Direction: Cécile Lenoir Recording: Dada Studio, Brussels (BE) Mastering: Thomas Vingtrinier, Sequenza Studio, Paris (FR) Photos:…

Review: Fluidity by Benjamin Beirs

Artist Website: benjaminbeirs.com Help support this album via: Indiegogo Album Title: Fluidity: Classical Guitar in the 21st Century Repertoire:  Laments, Dances and Lullabies by Miroslav Tadic (b. 1959) Sonata III by Manuel M. Ponce (1882-1948) Fluidity by Benjamin Beirs (b. 1984) Lutoslawski:…

Review: Textura by Duo Amaral

Textura by Duo Amaral Jorge Amaral & Mia Pomerantz-Amaral Artist Website: duoamaral.com Listen to samples or buy via Amazon: Textura by Duo Amaral Repertoire: L’estro Armonico Concerto No.9 RV 230 by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) Sonata in G Major by Giovanni B. Sammartini…

Review: One Night on Earth by Derek Gripper

One Night on Earth: Music from the Strings of Mali by Derek Gripper Label: New Cape Records Released: 2012 Buy or listen to samples (via Amazon) This album by South African guitarist Derek Gripper includes arrangements of compositions by Malian musicians…