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, Acoustic Guitar, Fingerstyle Guitar and was a columnist for Just Jazz Guitar magazine. In addition, Howard authored The Gershwin Collection for Solo Guitar, The Ellington Collection for Solo Guitar, Ten from Guitar Player, Solo Guitar Insights, Fingerstyle Favorites, Concepts, Preparations (Warner Bros.), Paul Simon for Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar (Amsco Pub.), and Fingerstyle Jazz Images for Christmas (Mel-Bay). His solo CD Howard Morgen plays Gershwin won critical acclaim. He was a guest artist/teacher during Jazz Week at the National Guitar Summer Workshop in Connecticut (1995-1997) and was on the faculty of the Guitar Study Center of the New School in Manhattan and the Jazz Studies Program at C.W.Post Campus, Long Island University.”  read more at

Passing of Howard Morgen announcement:

“It is with great sorrow that the family of Howard Morgen announces his passing on February 15, 2012. He fought a valiant battle against Leukemia for 5 1/2 years while continuing to finish what he called his life’s work. This site will remain up and active in the hopes that, through his work, he will live on.”



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