November 16, 2000 |
The guitar is the original crossover instrument, from its infancy moving freely from the court to the street, from Old World to New. Not surprising then, it takes readily to fusion waters, a major point of the International Guitar Night Tuesday at the CSUN Performing Arts Center. San Francisco guitarist Brian Gore, with numerous models before him, has been producing package shows such as this for six years.
July 6, 1997 |
Record companies often reflect the musical and cultural attitudes of their founders.
July 26, 1998 |
There are some surprising similarities between bassists Ron Carter and Gary Peacock. Born two years apart under the sign of Taurus--Carter is 61, Peacock is 63--both have performed in a wide array of settings, and both are held in universally high esteem by jazz musicians of every age and style. Carter, who is especially well regarded as a composer in Japan, where he is one of the best-selling artists in jazz, has spent more time writing for large--often unusually instrumented--ensembles.
October 12, 1997 |
Founded in the early '70s by members of the Paul Winter Consort, Oregon succeeded Winter's ensemble as the leading practitioner of pastoral, chamber jazz. After the death of percussionist Colin Walcott in 1984, the remaining members continued to perform but without the focus and the mystical edge that Walcott added.
January 13, 2004 |
Bounding onstage at Pepperdine's Raitt Recital Hall on Sunday afternoon with shaggy hair and pale yellow boots, Thibault Cauvin may have resembled your average teenage fan of the Vines. But once this 19-year-old French classical guitarist launched into the formal thicket of Scarlatti's sonatas, transcribed from harpsichord, something else was clearly afoot.