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  • Luis Salinas: La Milonguera

    Luis Salinas: La Milonguera

    Argentinian jazz guitar player Luis Salinas plays here “La Milonguera”, showing his great technique and great musicianship. “Luis Salinas is an Argentine jazz guitarist who plays both electric and nylon string guitars. His music includes elements of bossa nova, Brazilian samba, Afro-Uruguayan candombe, salsa, boleros and jazz. He blends traditional South American musical forms with improvisational modern jazz. Luis worked for Egle Martin, a well known Argentinean singer, dancer, and producer from 1985 to 1991 and played on her bossa-nova […]

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  • Tony Pusztai: Guitar From Another Planet

    Tony Pusztai: Guitar From Another Planet

    Tony Pusztai, two pieces Okay, I’ve watched this 8 times in a row and I although this is going into the classical guitar category, this is serious jazz as well folks. Good luck being able to breath once you hear this… Tony Pusztai… is one of the most skilled guitarist I’ve ever heard.  Maybe a lot of you are going to faint from his dissonant chord embellishments, or maybe some of you are going to think that Tony takes way […]

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  • Francesco Buzzurro: Effortless Virtuoso

    Francesco Buzzurro: Effortless Virtuoso

    We featured already Sicilian guitarist Francesco Buzzurro in a previous post. He is specialized in elaborated renditions of latin tunes. In this video is his beautiful rendition of “Manhã de Carnaval” (by Brazilian composer Luiz Bonfá and lyricist Antônio Maria). He makes look things very easy, despite the very demanding arrangement By Miche Archetto

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  • Diknu Schneeberger Trio- Hot Gypsy Jazz

    Diknu Schneeberger Trio- Hot Gypsy Jazz

    Diknu Schneeberger Trio-Moonflower Here’s an example of a video that has a lot of views (50,000+) but was still difficult to locate (in other words, it didn’t just jump out as I was digging for vids). The playing here by the trio of guitarist Diknu Schneeberger, guitarist Martin Spitzer, and bassist Joschi Schneeberger is no less than fantastic… I’m sure the folks hearing this live at the club (somewhere in Germany?) were beyond thrilled. But who are these guys? Once again, the YouTube […]

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  • Paul Reynolds: Acoustics

    Paul Reynolds: Acoustics

    Something in a Brother Here’s UK guitarist Paul Reynolds with a a song entitled “Something In A Brother” that features… obviously him playing lead guitar, but also features a backing track. Paul Reynolds, who has been featured before here at Acoustic Guitar Videos and is an active member at our facebook page, and often comments when we post bluegrass or newgrass style music. Well, this song and the playing and the production really is very reminiscent of Tony Rice’s music […]

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  • Lenny Breau: – A Turn For the Better

    Lenny Breau: – A Turn For the Better

    There’s no video here, but check out Lenny Breau playing Jerry Reed’s tune, The Claw. I guess Lenny just couldn’t help himself midway through the tune… Serious turn. Pretty cool how he finds his way back! Do check out more vids (we’re nearing 1000!!) at Acoustic Guitar Videos by category, using the search bar or by scrolling down the home page. Lots of fun and informative reviews and information.  

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  • Sönke Meinen: Finding His Voice

    Sönke Meinen: Finding His Voice

    By Miche Archetto: When we posted this other video last April, Sönke commented the post and wrote: “I´m writing many new solo tunes, which are a little different from this. It has more classical and percussive influences, but its still groovy fingerstyle (most of the time…). While studying “Acoustic Guitar” at the University in Dresden, it´s all about finding your own voice on the instrument. There will be some first videos of the new stuff on youtube in August!  Thank you so […]

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  • Stefano Mirandola: Taking The Guitar Out for a Walk

    By Miche Archetto: Here is the Italian guitaris Stefano Mirandola playing his original “Walking Elena”, from the Cd “My favorite tree”. Here is Stefano’s bio from his website: “Studies: at age 12 began studying classical guitar, to which he added jazz after seminars with Jim Hall, Joe Dorio and Pat Metheny, among others. In subsequent years, the artist began exploring in depth finger-picking, Brazilian and Flamenco traditions. Mirandola’s focus is on developing original guitar techniques toward an expansion of the expressive […]

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  • Nico Di Battista: “O Sole Mio” Revisited

    Nico Di Battista: “O Sole Mio” Revisited

    By Miche Archetto: You will hardly recognize the famous Neapolitan theme “O sole mio” in this arrangement of the Italian virtuoso Nico Di Battista. It is a short video, but dense of his technical and musical skills. From his official website (only in Italian) I’ve found that Nico is both a fine guitar picker but also an acclaimed bass player. Actually he invented the DBguitar, an electric guitar with much thicker 5th and 6th strings tuned one octave below (i.e. E1 and […]

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  • Django “In A Box”

    Django “In A Box”

    You know, with today’s technology, I’m surprised they haven’t built a Django robot or something.. Well, look at what Gilles Rea did… He transcribed Django’s song entitled “Tears”  … (that was the hard part) and then set it all into motion using Apple Logic Studio. He also says he uses a screen capture program but that’s just for us to watch his computer screen. If you’re a fan of Django than you absolutely know this song. What’s great is to […]

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  • Roland Dyens: Acclaimed Professor

    Roland Dyens: Acclaimed Professor

    By Miche Archetto:   We have already featured on this site his arrangement of “Round Midnight” played by  Roman Viazovskiy and two of his compositions, one played by  Dimitri Illarionov , and another one by  Iren Arutyunyan. I’m talking about Roland Dyens, Professor of Guitar at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. Here he plays his amazing arrangement of Dizzy Gilespie’s “Night in Tunisia”.   The wikipedia entry reads:  “As a performer, Dyens is known for his extraordinary capacity for improvisation. Essentially unique […]

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  • Tommy Jones: Forgotten Virtuoso

    Tommy Jones: Forgotten Virtuoso

    By Miche Archetto: Tommy Jones passed away in 2002, when he was 47. There are a very few videos on youtube featuring his talent. According to the obituary on  this website “Tommy Jones started young and was recognized as a child prodigy by Chet Atkins and others. His debut album “Tommy’s Place” showcased his talent for a sensitive and melodic touch. Later, Chet produced “Chet Atkins presents Tommy Jones”, a landmark album. Tommy’s last 2 Cds were “Country” and “Tide […]

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  • Pino Russo: Nardis

    Pino Russo: Nardis

    One of my all time favorite songs ever is Miles Davis’s composition “Nardis,” which was written in 1958 during his “Modal” period. Now here’s guitarist Pino Russo, performing Nardis on a classical guitar. Well, there’s nothing classical really about this performance except for Pino’s technique, which looks very classically disciplined. Beautiful tone that he’s getting out of the instrument as well, which makes me wonder whether or not this performance was recorded first? Here’s Pino’s Bio: “Born in 1957, a […]

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  • George Benson Plays and Gives Musical Advice

    George Benson Plays and Gives Musical Advice

    Here’s more acoustic guitar from George Benson (not the instrument you would normally hear him on). George has got a serious heavy touch here, and at times you almost feel that he is overplaying with his right hand. As far as his left hand, well.. talk about total coordination! This video is intended as a video lesson, although he’s mostly talking and giving his advice. Check out what he has to say about the blues… For this George picks up […]

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  • Al Di Meola: The Rite Of Strings

    Al Di Meola: The Rite Of Strings

    Peter Schaff wrote into our facebook page and said the following about this video: “Al Di Meola has never been this real for me!” This video which was filmed Live at Montreux Festival, 1994 features an All Star Line Up which includes Monty Alexandre on piano, Stanley Clarke on bass, Jean-Luc Ponty on violin, and of course Al Di Meola on guitar. Al is using the Roland synth which was the new thing back in the early 90′s but, had in my […]

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  • Richard Smith with Pat Bergeson and Stuart Duncan

    Richard Smith with Pat Bergeson and Stuart Duncan

    Tiger Rag featuring Stuart Duncan on fiddle. Richard Smith guitar, Pat Bergeson guitar, Charlie Chadwick Bass, Tom Giampietro drums. Here’s another blistering Richard Smith video with the above players featured in a group called the “Guitar Hot Club of Nashville.” If you are familiar with Richard, you know or at least suspect that he’s in the Tommy Emmanuel category on guitar, but what you may not know is the guitar playing of Pat Bergeson.. What a pleasant surprise as I’ve […]

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  • Roberto Dalla Vecchia, Jim Hurst & Martino Coppo “F Joke” – vicenzA

    Roberto Dalla Vecchia, Jim Hurst & Martino Coppo “F Joke” – vicenzA

    Chiara Sbicego from our facebook site sent this in and wrote to me the following: “Hi Bob! There’s Jim Hurst here in Italy in these days. He’ teaching at the Roberto Dalla Vecchia’s Acoustic Guitar Workshop. They have a small tour together after that. This is a video in which they’re playing one of Roberto’s song called “F Joke”. There’s also the italian mandolin player Martino Coppo.” Well Chiara, got to say this is very nice playing, and I bet […]

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  • George Benson Plays Acoustic

    George Benson Plays Acoustic

    We all know George Benson for his great jazz guitar playing (electric archtop that is). Well here he is on the acoustic (nylon string)! Now the tone he’s getting here, well… It’s not as smooth as his electric playing…. It’s still some great stuff but I think this proves that the electric and acoustic guitar are two very different instruments… at least when it comes to how both guitars need to be attacked.. He’s certainly playing this guitar a lot […]

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  • Laurindo Almeida: One Note Samba

    Laurindo Almeida: One Note Samba

    Laurindo Almeida with The Modern Jazz Quartet By Flip Peters: Brazilian guitarist Laurindo Almeida came to the US in the late 1940s with the Stan Kenton band. In 1952, 10 years before Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd started the Bossa Nova craze with their album Jazz Samba, Almeida and Bud Shank recorded Brazilliance, fusing Brazilian music and “cool” or “West Coast” jazz. His varied recording, composing and performing career is summarized at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurindo_Almeida. His performance here with the MJQ […]

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  • John James- Blues For Felix

    John James- Blues For Felix

      Blues For Felix – John James – Acoustic fingerpicking jazzy-blues instrumental By Jim Weaver: Since AGV posted John James “Twelfth Street Rag”  I thought I would post his interpretation of Charlie Byrd’s “Blues for Felix”. Until I read the YouTube post on this, I did not know that JJ is Welsh and reportedly lives not far from the famous village Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychllwyndrwmbwl­lllantisiloigogogoch. (Like me you should copy and paste that unless you are Welsh and know it is wrong). His […]

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  • Ralph Towner: I Sing The Body Acoustic

    This is a live video shot at Viersen (Germany)-  28th International Jazz Fest 2009 Musicians are as follows: Ralph Towner: guitar Paul Mc Candless: soprano sax Glen Moore: bass Mark Walker: drums I first became familiar with Ralph Towner when he appeared as a sideman with Weather Report on the “Sing The Body Electric” album, and then of course with the group Oregon. I hope you enjoy this video as much as I did. Biography- Ralph Towner “Born in 1940 […]

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  • Al Di Meola – Goes Ballistic On Audience

    This is one of those videos that I was shocked at seeing. It’s a solo concert featuring Al Di Meola. At rock concerts you can expect people to be cheering… at bluegrass festivals the people will applaud for your breaks (solos) if they are good. But here we have some people that just can’t be quiet for Al… If it were me performing and the people were cheering, I would take that as a complement and just keep playing. But […]

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  • Acoustic Alchemy – Cool Acoustic Guitar Jazz

    Acoustic Alchemy Playing For Time (live)at St. Lucia There’s a radio station in New York City that I used to listen to a lot (CD 101.9) which featured cool jazz…  Acoustic Alchemy was one of the groups that I heard for the first time on that station… it’s jazz with some very cool changes (cool jazz). This song “Playing For Time” is just so enjoyable to listen to- everything about it from the percussion, the bass, keys, vocal doubling up […]

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  • Roman Viazovskiy Plays Thelonious Monk

    Thelonious Monk “Round Midnight” Arr. R.Dyens – played by Roman Viazovskiy   Here’s guitarist Roman Viazovskiy who is performing here  for Ukranian TV…  his program “Wanderer in time” (“Zeitenwanderer”) Roman is as fluid of a player as you will ever hear, and I really like this interpretation of “Round Midnight” as it’s coming from a classical approach rather than just jazz. Yea there’ s a lot of jazz in this composition by nature (hello, it’s Thelonious Monk, check out the […]

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  • Howard Morgen: Round Midnight

    “Howard Morgen playing his arrangement of Round Midnight, from his book “Through Chord-Melody and Beyond” (Alfred Music).” I’m finally including an archtop guitar video that I don’t believe is plugged in (please correct me if I’m wrong). Guitarist and columnist Howard Morgan has quite a vocabulary, both with words and on the guitar. Well, just read his bio – most impressive: “Howard Morgen, six and seven-string guitarist/clinician and arranger wrote fingerstyle jazz guitar columns and arrangements for Guitar Player, Guitar World, […]

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  • Miche – Playing All The Right Stuff- UpSide Down

    Miche – Can You Spare Some Change (Original) “Can You Spare Some Change?” is a track from my “Cafe Vignettes” CD. When I lived near DC, I came across a homeless mate who was selling a local magazine. I bought one of course. I was then struck with the notion of strolling the streets myself asking for change. This song came from that thought.” Miche Fambro found our facebook page and sent in this video. Well Well, quite the performance! […]

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  • Frank Gambale: The Sweep Picking King On Acoustic

    Frank Gambale / Acoustic improvisation / Another Challenger / Years ago a jazz buddy of mine brought over a Frank Gambale instructional video showing how he does “sweep picking.” It was on electric of course, and at the time Frank Gambale was pretty much known as the best at this new style. Well, I of course tried to learn what he was doing and realized it was easier for me to play John McLoughlin passages than getting down the sweep […]

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  • Tim Thompson: Birdland

    Birdland performed by Tim Thompson on a Redline Parlor Guitar I’m just guessing that the folks over at Redline Guitars got Tim Thompson to play their parlor guitar for this video. For those of you that don’t know, Tim Thompson was the 2008 International Fingerstyle Champion… so if this is indeed an advertisment, they certainly picked a great guitarist to demo this guitar. The YouTube description says this parlor guitar is made out of Honduran Mahogany back and sides, Carpathian […]

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  • Pat Metheny: Acoustic and In Concert

    Sit back, take a load off and enjoy this full length concert featuring  Pat Metheny & bassist Charlie Haden – Live in Burghausen, Germany, 2003. You might want to just preview a little, and save it for the weekend. It’s an hour and thirty some odd minutes in length. I also recommend starting off with a bottle of some nice French wine with perhaps a few imported cheeses… and of course some good company, preferably the opposite sex! This video […]

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  • Chet Atkins and Lenny Breau: Note Choice, Note Choice

    Chet Atkins and Lenny Breau: Sweet Geoegia Brown Chet had said that Lenny Breau was one of his favorite guitarist, and in this video which features Chet and Lenny on this jazz classic ” Sweet Georgia Brown,” you are gonna know why Chet would have said such a thing. This particular video is not so good (meaning the quality), as it was probably run off on VCR back when this aired in the late 70′s. You see Ralph Emery introduce […]

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