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Facts about Andrés Segovia that you might not know

Facts about Andrés Segovia that you might not know

1. Segovia first choice was flamenco music and guitar. Segovia began playing the guitar at age six. He was taught flamenco by an amateur flamenco guitarist named Agustinillo. Segovia's first instrument was one formely played by the famous gypsy flamenco player Paco de Lucena. 2. Segovia was self-taught. Segovia's first experience with guitar was with the flamenco music played in town. Whe...

John Abercrombie dies at 72

John Abercrombie dies at 72

August this year is really tragic month for jazz world. After sudden death of Chuck Loeb at 61 only, now other renowned jazz and fusion guitarist, John Abercrombie has died at age 72, August 22 at Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor, NY. After attending Boston’s Berklee College of Music, Abercrombie moved to New York in the late ’60s, where he gained prominence as a session musician f...

Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster

Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster

This is the newest addition to the Artist Signature Series, the Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster, announced by Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (August 16, 2017). Limited-edition Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster celebrates the 50th anniversary of Jimi's incredible 1967 Monterey Pop Festival performance. Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster is priced at $899.99 and fully replicates his ha...

David Gilmour live in Pompeii

David Gilmour live in Pompeii

45 years ago, Pink Floyd set up a stage inside the ancient Roman amphitheatre of Pompeii, Italy and performed songs from their 1971 album Meddle. legendary concert was filmed uner title "Live in Pompeii", directed by Adrian Maben. On Thursday and Friday, July 07-08, 2016 David Gilmour returned to Pompeii for two spectacular shows and thousands of fans could watch impressive set including a r...

Jazz guitarist Chuck Loeb dies at 61

Jazz guitarist Chuck Loeb dies at 61

Chuck Loeb, jazz guitarist, composer and producer prominent solo artist and collaborator in the field of smooth jazz, died at 9 p.m. on July 31. Loeb was 61. He had suffered with cancer for several years. Chuck was best known for his associations with Stan Getz, Steps Ahead and Fourplay bands. He has recorded more than 20 albums as a solo artist, composed commercial jingles, TV theme songs an...

John Pizzarelli - Sinatra & Jobim @ 50

John Pizzarelli - Sinatra & Jobim @ 50

Frank Sinatra and bossa nova composer Antonio Carlos Jobim are among two two of greatest influences for renowned American jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli. Sinatra and Jobim joined forces in 1967 and recorded "Francis Albert Sinatra & Antônio Carlos Jobim" album, which was widely hailed as a career highlight for both artists. 50 years later John Pizzarelli pays tribute to this ...

Berta Rojas - Felicidade 2017

Berta Rojas - Felicidade 2017

Three times nominated for the Latin Grammy, classical guitarist from Paraguay, Berta Rojas celebrates the life and joy of Brazilian music in her new album "Felicidade", for which she invited outstanding Brazilian artists such as Toquinho, Gilberto Gil and Iván Lins. Available from April 20, 2017 in digital format, "Felicidade" was released by Onmusic Recordings and features Berta Rojas on cla...

Alan  Holdsworth dies at 70

Alan Holdsworth dies at 70

Allan Holdsworth, highly respected British guitarist and composer is dead. He died on 15 April 2017 at his home in Vista, California, at the age of 70. The most likely cause of his death was a heart attack. Allan was very advanced musician. He influenced many top guitarists, including Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, Greg Howe, Shawn Lane, John Petrucci and Yngwie Malmsteen to name only few. ...

Support Michael Chapdelaine!

Support Michael Chapdelaine!

This is so sad to hear that Michael Chapdelaine got into real trouble! His house in Albuquerque was burglarized and devastated. His guitars, his studio equipment (including computer hard drives with his music), and other personal possessions were taken from him and his wife Suzanne. This is big loss for the guitar community and for believers in the power of music to change lives for the better...

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