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September 4, 2018

Guinga at GSI

We had a rare treat the other day when the great Brazilian guitarist and composer Guinga came in to record some videos with us. Guinga is one of those musicians whose relationship with harmony constantly astonishes. We’ve recorded his music before – most notably in our recordings of Capital – so having him here in person was just a fantastic experience. We’ll have more videos of his visit coming soon, but for now here he is playing his own Choro Breve and then his gorgeous arrangement of Duke Ellington’s In a Sentimental Mood on a 2017 Andy Culpepper guitar in cedar and Indian rosewood – a guitar he really didn’t want to put down!

Comments (6)

great, a guitarist showing the guitar is capable of performing creative choros and traditional jazz on it with an even better and more beautifull result than ever played on keyboard, with intimacy, subtlity and fine expression, all in two hands on six strings. I love it!

One genius plays another. Ellington was perhaps the leader of the many superbly talented artists who propelled jazz to the forefront. A great band leader, composer and at the end a creator of sacred music. Unique and an incredibly powerful musical force.

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