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Review: Nowhere Found by Sean Hayward

Nowhere Found by Sean Hayward Buy or listen to samples on Bandcamp Artist Website: haywardsound.com Musicians: Sean Hayward – guitars Zephyr Culbertson Adee – bass Jan Purat, Lorna Saxton, Zachary Ragent – violins Ittai Rosenbaum – piano Sean Hayward is…

Jérémy Jouve plays Toccata de Lucia by Duplessy

French guitarist Jérémy Jouve plays Toccata de Lucia by Mathias Duplessy. Clean and quick playing with such smooth phrasing, Jouve is awesome. Available on the album “Cavalcade” coming out in April or May. If you don’t know Jouve he has…

Tips on Commissioning Guitar Music by Michael Karmon

This is a guest post by composer Michael Karmon Commissioning a new guitar piece can be a wonderful thing. If you’re a player, you can have a piece tailored to your musical personality and strengths. If you’re a fan of…

Michael Partington Plays Johanson

Michael Partington performing Open Up Your Ears by Bryan Johanson (b. 1951), UW Milwaukee, April 4, 2014 on a Martin Blackwell guitar. Partington is a fantastic player based in the Seattle area. I’ve seen him play on a number of…

Review: Daniel Lippel – Sonata by Andrew Violette

Andrew Violette: Sonata for Guitar Played by Dan Lippel New Focus Recordings Release Date: July 8, 2014 Listen to Sample or Buy at Amazon or Listen at New Focus Recoridngs Artist Website: danlippel.com andrewviolette.com This album presents one piece: an…

Adrian Verdejo plays In a Room by Sharman

There’s a great video of my friend and trio partner Adrian Verdejo playing the beautiful piece “In a Room” by Vancouver composer Rodney Sharman. Vancouver Review Media disabled the embed codes so I can’t post it here but you can…

Ben Johnston: Ruminations (with John Schneider)

Microfest Records, 2014 Produced by John Schneider Album Notes via Microfest Buy or listen to samples via Amazon: Ben Johnston: Ruminations I was very excited to receive this new release filled with excellent performances and the intriguing music of Ben Johnston. Guitarist…

Thomas Viloteau plays Suite Brasileira No.3 by Sergio Assad

Thomas Viloteau plays the last movement of the Suite Brasileira n°3 commissioned and dedicated to him by Sergio Assad. Intense and filled with Brazilian fun! Here’s some early biography of Viloteau via his website: “Born into a family of fine…

New Guitar Concerto by Clarice Assad

New Guitar Concerto by composer Clarice Assad via guitarist Marc Teicholz. Read the full article on newmusicusa.com. Here’s an excerpt: I am commissioning a guitar concerto from the well-known Brazilian composer Clarice Assad. Clarice is a uniquely qualified composer for…