1. La Bella Artist EVA BENEKE Releases Christmas Album

    November 20, 2012 by LCocco

    German-born La Bella classical guitarist EVA BENEKE assembled a fantastic group of musicians including Grammy-winner Scott Tennant and arranger Mark Small. Beneke recorded the entire album on a 1952 Hauser. The album features guitar solos, guitar duos and several chamber pieces arranged for guitar, cello, violin and oboe/English horn. In addition to traditional German and English Christmas songs the CD includes holiday music by Bach, Haendel, Holst, Schubert and more. Beneke records the entire album with her favorite ARGENTO PURE SILVER HAND POLISHED set.

    [pro-player width=’530′ height=’253′ type=’video’]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Git1B_CMySI[/pro-player]

    “In Dulci Jubilo” was the result of a great guitarist falling in love with a great guitar. When Eva Beneke first played a 1952 Hauser that was here at GSI, she told us it would be a dream to record a CD on it. Thanks to the generosity of the new owner who about this time had just purchased it, we were able to borrow the guitar back long enough to record this very album. Eva decided it would be fitting to do an all-Christmas music album and assembled a fantastic group of musicians including Grammy-winner Scott Tennant and arranger Mark Small (who arranged for LAGQ’s Grammy-winning Guitar Heroes). GSI produced and recorded the CD.

    The CD features guitar solos, guitar duos and several chamber pieces arranged for guitar, cello, violin and oboe/English horn. In addition to traditional German and English Christmas songs the CD includes holiday music by Bach, Haendel, Holst, Schubert and more.

    Track Listing:
    1. Friedrich Silcher: Alle Jahre Wieder
    2. G.F. Haendel: Hallelujah Chorus
    3. after M. Praetorius: Es Ist Ein Ros’ Entsprungen
    4. Franz Schubert: Ave Maria
    5. Joy Medley
    6. J.S. Bach: Wie Soll Ich Dich Empfangen (BWV 248)
    7. J.S. Bach: Ich Steh An Deiner Krippen Hier (BWV 245)
    8. J.S. Bach: Siciliana (BWV 1001)
    9. In Dulci Jubilo
    10. Franz Gruber: Silent Night
    11. Maria Durch Ein Dornwald Ging
    12. O Tannenbaum
    13. Gustav Holst: In The Bleak Midwinter

    Purchase the album here on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/in-dulci-jubilo/id572398204

    Purchase the CD via Guitar Salon International:  http://guitarsalon.com/product.php?productid=4111

     


  2. Thermal And A Quarter Release New Album

    November 12, 2012 by LaBellaNews

    Acclaimed rock group THERMAL AND A QUARTER from Bangalore, India features guitarist BRUCE LEE MANI, bassist PRAKASH K N, and drummer RAJEEV RAJAGOPAL. With a sound that’s been described as Phish-meets-Steely Dan via Mahavishnu Orchestra, the stellar musicianship, hard-hitting lyrics, and fluid improvised style make every gig a unique experience. The group has already toured many countries around the world and just released its fifth album, 3 Wheels 9 Lives, a captivating 3-CD set that is sure to be a fan favorite and will help TAAQ to succeed in its goal for world domination! The album has already received high praise from Rolling Stone India with this excellent review:

    http://rollingstoneindia.com/thermal-and-a-quarter-put-their-wheels-in-motion/

     

    Visit TAAQ’s official website for more info, tour dates, music, videos, and a link to hear snippets from the new album:

    http://www.thermalandaquarter.com

     

    Like Thermal And A Quarter on Facebook:

    http://www.facebook.com/thermalandaquarter

     

    Check out some live videos and music from Thermal And A Quarter on the group’s YouTube channel:

    http://www.youtube.com/taaqmail

     

    Bruce plays our Super Alloy 52 .010-.046 electric set and Phosphor Bronze .011-.052 acoustic set.


  3. Classical Guitarist Roberto Fabbri Releases New Album

    November 2, 2012 by LaBellaNews

    Roberto Fabbri is recognized internationally as one of the leading contemporary classical guitarists, well known for his work as a performer, composer, author and educator. Roberto just released a new album called “Nei tuoi occhi,” which is his first for Sony Classical. Roberto also has over 30 publications for guitar that are available in 5 languages and distributed worldwide. He regularly gives concerts and master classes, and performs at guitar festivals around the world, including “Festival Internacional Andrés Segovia” in Madrid and his “International Guitar Festival City of Fiuggi.”

    Learn more about Roberto Fabbri, listen to samples of tracks of the album, and check out his performance schedule on his website:
    http://www.robertofabbri.com

     


  4. La Bella Artist Andrew York Releases Double LP “Yamour”

    September 19, 2012 by LCocco

    Grammy Award-Winning La Bella classical guitarist/composer, Andrew York, releases double LP “Yamor” this week. Written over the last six years, the project was double funded through Kickstarter.com, leading to a double CD and double LP.  Recorded at Watersound Studios with one of the quietest and best sounding rooms in Los Angeles, engineered and mastered by GRAMMY-winning engineer Rich Breen, no expense was spared to make this the highest quality recording possible.  Please visit www.andrewyorkmusic.com to purchase MP3s, CD or Vinyl LP!

    Andrew York plays with 2001 Classical – Medium Hard Tension Set & the AH Argento Pure Silver – Hard Tension.

     

     


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