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J.S.Bach: Sonata n.1 BWV 1001 for violin solo

Recorded at Teatro Minaz (Ribeirão Preto – SP – Brasil) on 08/27/2010 for Movimento Violão.
Arrangement for 11 string guitar: Paulo Martelli
Guitar made by Samuel Carvalho (São Paulo – Brasil)

J.S.Bach: Cello Suite n.2 BWV 1008

Recorded live for Movimento Violão at SESC Vila Mariana on 10/27/2010, São Paulo – Brazil. BWV 1008 arranged for 11 string guitar by Paulo Martelli.




Published: April 5, 1986, NY Times

Joe Pass and Jim Hall, the jazz guitar giants who are sharing the bill at the Blue Note (131 West Third Street) through Sunday, offer an interesting study in contrasting jazz-guitar styles. Mr. Pass is an impeccable sculptor of musical form whose performances maintain a scrupulous balance between melody and bass line. His attention to form is matched by a remarkably fleet-fingered technique that tosses off long improvisations without a ruffle. Mr. Hall, who is leading a trio that includes the bassist Steve LaSpina and the drummer Akira Tana, is less concerned with song form than with communicating a swinging involvement with his material while exploring his instrument’s finer textual nuances.

Mr. Pass, though troubled by sound problems in his opening set on Tuesday, displayed his customary elegant lyricism in languid, exploratory renditions of ”Body and Soul,” ”Polka Dots and Moonbeams” and the bossa-nova song ”Wave.” With his characteristic coolness, he made each song an investigation of form, moving from ruminative, stealthy dialogues between melody and bass line toward more accelerated statements that wove the two elements together in flowing sequences of blues-tinged chromatic chords.

Where Mr. Pass’s solo set maintained an austere reserve, Mr. Hall and his cohorts played with twangier, more percussive timbres. At moments Mr. Hall found echoes and resonances influenced by Oriental scales as well as by the more lyrical side of be-bop. The trio opened its set with a happy, loose-jointed ”With a Song in My Heart,” followed by a Thelonious Monk blues tune and an extended, gossamer-textured ”Skylark.” Mr. Hall’s very melodic playing had an easygoing fluency that often suggested improvised vocal lines. And his duets with Mr. LaSpina’s warmly singing bass, which almost became a lead guitar on two extended solos, stood among the high points of a joyous set.

Thelonious Monk
Garbarek, Haden, Gismonti – Magico – Carta de Amor
Steve Kuhn – Love Walked In
Steve Kuhn – Quiereme Mucho
Steve Kuhn – Temptation
Joe Pass – The Complete Pacific Jazz Joe Pass Quartet Sessions
Joe Pass – I Remember Charlie Parker
Herb Ellis and Joe Pass – Two For The Road
Joe Pass – For Django
Steely Dan – Can’t Buy a Thrill
Steely Dan – Countdown to Ecstacy
Oregon – Northwest Passage
Oregon – Winter Light
Oregon – Out of the Woods
Georg Haas – String Quartet No.1

04GUIDE3-superJumbo cropDiscography here.

The Stone People by Australian pianist Lisa Moore added.

“As Pulitzer-winning composer and Bang on a Can co-founder David Lang reveals in the album’s liner notes, the project takes its name from the opening piece by another Pultizer winner, John Luther Adams. “John’s music is ruggedly elemental,” Lang writes, “using very restrained materials as a way of probing some of our most fundamental human truths. Who we are. Where we are. How we relate to each other. How we relate to the natural world. His pieces are stark explorations of humankind in its most elemental state, and this CD brings together, for the first time, his complete acoustic music for solo piano.””




screen_shot_2012-12-19_at_12.23.41_pmWynton Kelly – Complete Vee Jay Recordings
Cannonball Adderley – Mercy, Mercy, Mercy: Live at the Club
Egberto Gismonti – Magico
Egberto Gismonti – Folk Songs
Michel and Tony Petrucciani – Conversation
Scott Henderson – Tribal Tech
Scott Henderson, Tribal Tech – Illicit
John Scofield – Who’s Who?
John Scofield – East Meets West
Allan Holdsworth – IOU Live aka Tokyo Dream
Bill Frisell – the High Sign/One Week: Music for the Films of Buster Keaton
Bill Frisell – Floratone
Bill Frisell – Floratone II
Tackhead – Tackhead Tape Time
Hariprasad Charuasia – Ragas of the North and South
Hariprasad Charuasia – Saaz


Ryoji Ikeda – +–
Mamoru Fujieda – Patterns of Plants
John Coltrane – Bags and Trane
John Coltrane – Coltrane’s Sound
Jimmy Smith – ’75
Grant Green – Talkin’ About
Mosaic Six: John Patton
Jan Garbarek – Eventyr
Jan Garbarek – Dis
Jan Garbarek – Places
Jan Garbarek – Photo With Blue Sky, White Cloud, Wires, Windows and a Red Roof
Bill Connors – Of Mist and Melting
Keith Jarrett – Personal Mountains
Kenny Wheeler – Music for Large and Small Ensembles
Gary Burton – A Genuine Tong Funeral
Gary Burton – Lofty Fake Anagram
Gary Burton – Throb
Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett
Eberhard Weber – Little Movements
Eberhard Weber – Later That Evening
Eberhard Weber – Chorus
Eberhard Weber – Orchestra

1463096_10153458517053434_6506401325742391567_nJohn Scofield – Shinola
Igor Kipnis – Bach Keyboard Partitas
Igor Kipnis – Domenico Scarlatti Harpsichord Sonatas
Kamasi Washington – the Epic
Cannonball Adderley – Sextet in NY
Cannonball Adderley – Cannonball in Europe!
Cannonball Adderley – Fiddler on the Roof
Wynton Kelley – It’s All Right
Charles Lloyd – the Water is Wide
Charles Lloyd – Voice in the Night
Julian Lage and Fred Hersch – Free Flying
Joe Chambers – Double Exposure
Pat Metheny – 80/81
Eberhard Weber – The Colours of Chloë
Eberhard Weber – Yellow Fields
Eberhard Weber – Silent Feet
Eberhard Weber – Fluid Rustle


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