Classical Guitar Insider

The legendary nylon string jazz guitarist talks about being in Johnny Carson's Tonight Show Band, playing with Burt Bacharach, Paul Desmond and  every other huge name in jazz, and getting hip surgery.  

Direct download: Gene_Bertoncini_Final.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 4:16pm EDT

Mak Grgic (pronounced Mahk Gergich) is the young up and comer who’s new album of transcriptions of film music is shining a new light on the classics (pronounced classics).  

Direct download: Mak_Final_1.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Composer Carlos Rafael River talks about studying with Randy Newman at USC, writing the music for the movie A Walk Among the Tombstones staring Liam Neeson and his upcoming score for the film The Ballad of Big Diaper Bret, a story about a rosy cheeked California boy who dreams of opening a stand up MRI station in Grand Central. 

Direct download: Carlos_Rafael_Rivera_Final_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Adam Holzman, from the University of Texas, sits down with his old student (me) and reminisces about Segovia, Ghiglia, winning the GFA and getting a call from a student the night of his concert asking him where it was and how much it will cost. (also me age 19)  

Direct download: Adam_Holzman_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:46am EDT

San Fransisco has been to the Superbowl, the World Series and the NBA playoffs in the last year or so, but nothing more exciting has happened than the advent of Mobius Trio, a new and exciting group of young Bay Area guitarists out to beat new music into the minds of the many. Matthew Holmes Linder serves as their ambassador to Big Diaper Bret's winter estate. 

Direct download: Matthew_Holmes_Linder.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Soundboard Magazine calls him "masterful and stylish," The Boston Globe calls him "sensitive," David Sterobin calls him "Superb," and I call him "happy pie faced little oat oat," founder of Arc Duo, Bradley Colten joins me to talk about bacon (american composer Ernst Bacon).

Direct download: Bradly_Colton_Final_MP3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Wanna hear me talk to a heavy metal guitar god who gave up touring with Ozzie to become a fusion finger style guitarist at New School University? Then listen to me DESTROY this interview with Testament Guitarist Alex Skolnick. 

Direct download: Alex_Skolnick_Finla_1.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

The up and coming Colin Davin talks about being the assistant to Sharon Isbin at Aspen, Juilliard, performing new music for new audiences and coffee. The next time you get a coffee at Joe, the Barista could be one of the best guitarists in the world. 

Direct download: Colin_Davin_Final_4_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Darth Vader comes on the show to talk candidly about performing classical music on electric guitars, teaching at Manhattan School of Music, and living with a mezzo soprano. Oh wait it's Oren Fader. Darth Vader doesn't play guitar. If he did he probably wouldn't record John Dowland's Melancholy Galliard.  

Direct download: Oren_Fader_Final_MP3_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

I take a vacation into the dreadlocks of Brazil Guitar Duo's Joao Luiz. He talks  about his move to the U.S. and sudden rise to Classical Guitar fame (meaning about sixty highly educated musicians and four hundred old men can't get enough). 

Direct download: Joaoa_Luiz_Final_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:20pm EDT