Media Type : DVDMusical Genre : Acoustic MusicSeries : Mel Bay RecordsNumber of pages : 47In this live Studio performance featuring a plethora of styles and compositions, Richard Smith plays in a variety of musical settings from solo guitar to guitar and cello duets with his virtuoso cellist wife Julie Adams. And when Richard invites an ensemble featuring more of Nashville´s hottest pickers including Pat Bergeson on guitar, Aaron Till on Fiddle and Brian Zonn on Double Bass, the performance is unstoppable.
Media Type : DVDMusical Genre : ClassicSeries : Mel Bay RecordsNumber of pages : 50In this 50 minute performance DVD, Denis Azabagic performs compositions representative of the guitar repertoire from the days of its predecessor, the Spanish vihuela, to the present. Azabagic is one of the most compelling classical guitarists on the international concert circuit today. He performs concerts around the globe, maintaining a balance between his solo recitals, chamber music with the Cavatina Duo, and engagements as a soloist with orchestras.
Media Type : DVDLevel : Multiple LevelsMusical Genre : FlamencoSeries : Guitar Masters LiveThis video illustrates the evolving nature of both classic and flamenco guitar performance technique. In this landmark debut video performance, virtuoso guitarist Adam Del Monte demonstrates his mastery of both genres, as well as his skills as a composer and improviser. With fingers flying in the face of conventional opinion, he deftly achieves both a synthesis and crystalline separation of the two guitar forms. This video presents a varied repertoire of contemporary classic and progressive flamenco.
Media Type : DVDMusical Genre : Celtic/IrishSeries : Guitar Masters LiveCeltic acoustic guitar and cittern wizard Robin Bullock takes the vibrating string to astonishing places with four of his own compositions, artful arrangements of another five traditional Celtic tunes, and tunes by Norman Blake and Dougie MacLean. From high-octane performances on Spider; Maho Snaps; Matelot Jig; and Old Brown Case to the extraordinarily moving and trancelike tune Between Earth & Sky(original title piece of his CD), the slow Irish air For Ireland I´d Not Tell Her Name; and Tiger Baby´s Lullaby; Robin displays the fingerpicking and flatpicking styles that, combined with his composing and multi-instrumental skills, have earned his reputation with such renown Celtic and world-music groups as Helicon, Billboard´s world music TOP 10 artist John Whelan´s new Celtic band, and Riverdance guest artists Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble. An extraordinary composer, Robin also varies tunings using standard tuning on only two pieces; he fingerpicks seven of the tunes, and uses flatpick technique on Old Brown Case and the three cittern (Irish bazouki) pieces: his original The Iraqi Road to Dublin and Irish traditional tunes Maho Snaps and The Dawn/Miss Monahan. Completing the 11 pieces on this video are: Dougie MacLean´s Farewell to Craigie Duh, Turlough O´Carolan´s Sir Charles Coote; Captain Higgins; and Rigler´s March; Rex´s Ramble; another one of his own. Find out why everyone who hears Robin Bullock is entranced by his masterful musical versatility, his humorous approach to life, and the music that runs through his head.
Media Type : DVDMusical Genre : ClassicBen Bolt´s long awaited DVD Taking Offâ€ is now in print. Featured in the menu are some of the finest classics for all levels of classical guitarists. Selections include pieces by J.S. Bach, Sor, Dowland, Albeniz and more. There are no distracting microphone stands to disturb the visual. It is shot like a movie, with the microphones hung from several large boom stands, instead of placed in front of the artist. The special features include an interview about Bolt´s first meeting with Andres Segovia while he was registering for the Viet Nam War in Madrid on his eighteenth birthday, when he played his original compositions for Leo Brouwer in Nashville, and the guitars he owns. Also included are some of the guitars he has built from scratch and insights into his artistic. His 11 acre estate on the historic Tennessee River, his horses, dog, and lifestyle are presented in a down home feel. Running time is 51 minutes.
Media Type : DVDMusical Genre : JazzThe second annual New York University Summer Guitar Intensive took place during the steamy summer of 2006. As usual, it hosted a hand-picked group of the finest jazz guitarists the USA has to offer; all ready to share their insights and experiences with the students. The performances on this DVD are taken from the series of concerts that were presented by the Intensive and they capture the artistry and inspiration with which these amazing musicians injected the educational experience.
Media Type : DVDMusical Genre : JazzSeries : Mel Bay RecordsNumber of pages : 104The artistry of Jimmy Bruno and Jack Wilkins is extraordinary. Here is an opportunity to enjoy their music, as performed on handmade Benedetto guitars, in a warm, intimate setting. It doesn´t get any better than this... the music is so superb that it sounds rehearsed. Like Sinatra, Bennett, Davis, and others, Jack and Jimmy are among the elite in what they do... truly Close Encounters of the Jazzy Kind!
Media Type : DVDMusical Genre : All StylesSeries : Mel Bay RecordsRecorded before a Nashville studio audience, Alex de Grassi in Concert captures the solo artistry of one of the world´s finest steel-string fingerstyle players. Known for his flawless technique, inspired compositions, and melodically inventive style, de Grassi demonstrates his richly orchestrated sound on a dozen standards and originals. Alex de Grassi is a treasure. I´ve admired his recordings for more than 20 years, but it´s his live performances that really shine. This DVD gives an intimate feel for his technical wizardry as well as his vibrant and poetic music-making which make him one of the most distinctive steel-string guitarists performing today. David Spelman Founder & Director The New York Guitar Festival®