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Laurindo Almeida

Laurindo Almeida
I Remember Charlie Parker - 1979     Many articles, sites and literature are dedicated to the classical guitar with the music traditional for this instrument. That is why it is speaking about special kind of guitar music - jazz, playing classical guitar in jazz style.
     At the beginning of jazz guitar there were many guitarists but only two are marked out: Joe Pass (to see the albums "Unforgettable"-1992 >>

"Unforgettable"-1992 Joe Pass

1. My Romance
2. The Very Thought Of You
3. I Cover The Waterfront
4. Isn't It Romantic
5. Walkin' My Baby Back Home
6. Autumn Leaves
7. Round Midnight
8. I Should Care
9. Unforgettable
10. Don't Worry 'Bout Me
11. Spring Is Here
12. Moonlight in Vermont
13. April In Paris
14. Stardust
15. You'll Never Know
16. After You've Gone
17. I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me

, Remember Charlie Parker"-1979 >>

"I Remember Charlie Parker"-1979 Joe Pass

1. Just Friends
2. Easy to Love
3. Summertime
4. April in Paris
5. Everything Happens to Me
6. Laura
7. They Can't Take That Away From Me
8. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
9. If I Should Lose You
10. Out of Nowhere (Concept I)
11. Out of Nowhere (Concept II)

) and Laurindo Almeida, who used in contrast to other performers plucking technique (fingers, not mediator), keeping great traditions of this instrument.
     Here we speak about the most brilliant representative of this style Laurindo Almeida who proved that classical guitar is actual in modern music.
     Laurindo Almeida. Musician with the worldwide fame, one of the most famous guitarists of our days.
He was born on the 2d September 1997 in Brazilian town San-Paulo. He connected his life with the guitar becoming proficient in the playing technique at this complicated instrument. 1944 Laurindo Almeida is one of the most well-known      Brazil musicians, his talent and mastery is admired by the representatives of different music directions.
Almeida is father of bossa nova because one of the first he combined Brazil rhythms with jazz and as a result appeared this style. He is often compared with the famous Spain guitarist Andres Segovia, Almeida knew him and respected his skill. Musical outlook of Almeida is very broad.
     In one of the interviews he said: My musical tastes rang from Renaissance through all the periods first of all through the periods of classicism and romanticism up to the modern music. Creative work of L. Almeida, guitarist, arranger is marked by outstanding talent and real great innovation.
Some arrangements jazz compositions for the classical guitar
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1   G. Gershwin   The Man I Love 128 KB Left mouse button - to open, right - save to disk
2   J. Kern   Smoke Gets In Your Eves 100 KB Left mouse button - to open, right - save to disk
3   Joe Pass   Guitar Chords 872 KB Left mouse button - to open, right - save to disk
4   Joe Pass   Guitar Style 7,9 MB Left mouse button - to open, right - save to disk
5   A.C. Jobim   Guitar Song Book 19 MB Left mouse button - to open, right - save to disk
6   L.Bonfa, A.C.Jobim   Jazz in Samba Rhytme 820 KB Left mouse button - to open, right - save to disk
7   L.Almeida   Classical guitar in jazz (In Russian) 5,09 MB Left mouse button - to open, right - save to disk

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