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Dutch Fretless Guitar Festival 2019 – annoncement.
In his own words…
Hello and hope all is well! Here’s a video of my new trio with Haken Continuum player Arto Artinian & myself & Adam Wilson on Rick Toone fretless guitars. Me on the Walrus; Adam on the Spearfish. The Haken Continuum allows full microtonal technique, so it’s truly a fretless trio! We’re called Pitch Prefect. (spelling is intentional)
Here’s a video during the session that resulted in our first album
The album itself is here:
The Eagles Greatest Hiss
A bit of background info: I met Adam Wilson through our mutual guitar builder Rick Toone. Rick asked me if I wouldn’t mind talking to a potential client…Adam enquired about my experience with the fretless Toone. We had instant rapport as musicians and friends. Before Adam’s Toone guitar was built, he had a business trip that brought him to Georgia. We made a duo album with my Toone Walrus and his Vigier:
Flash forward and Adam proposed the idea of a trio with his good pal Arto Artinian on the Haken Continuum. This was very appealing to me since there would be three limitless pitch chordal instruments. I love new densities and harmonies and textures. Arto and I also found immediate kinship. The trio is a delight for me. We’ll be performing live in 2019 in NYC…I can’t wait.
Some more recently posted sounds:
(the Georgian Contemporary Unit with Hungarian 16-string guitarist Sándor Szabó & a bunch of Athens, Georgia pals made this album in 2002 but it was never released…here it is, fresh as a daisy! I’m playing H’arpeggione on it…)
(My good friend Monique Osorio is the singer here, pushing the boundaries of song & beat-oriented material. There’s some pretty dense fretless guitar textures present as well.)
Peace and Love,
TRIPTET (With Tom Baker on Fretless Guitar)
Saturday October 27 – Chapel Performance Space (4639 Sunnyside Ave N), Seattle.
8PM – All Ages
$5-15 suggested donation ($15 will include a CD or download code)
This concert is to celebrate the release of Triptet’s new CD “slowly, away”
Dave FUZE Fiuczynski (Screaming Headless Torsos)
Oxley Meier Guitar Project
October 20th, New Milton, UK
October 23rd, Guildford Jazz Club, Guildford, UK
October 26th, Harlow Jazz Club, UK
Nicolas Meier will be appearing twice in October. No excuses, get out and see this extraordinary musician. Here’s what it sounded like last time! (Nic on the Glissentar)
October 9th, Twickenham Jazz, UK
October 12th, Wakefield Jazz Club, Wakefield, UK
The Old Town Underdogs / DAMJAX / Jack Mazzenga
Consider The Source
10.5 Harvest Ball – Starks, ME
10.7 Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival – Pittsboro, NC
10.11 Empire Control Room – Austin, TX
10.12 Last Concert Cafe – Houston, TX
10.13 Deep Ellum Art Company – Dallas – TX
10.14 BackYard On Bell – Denton, TX
10.18 The Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ
10.19 Locker Room – Garden Grove, CA
10.20 Winstons Beach Club – San Diego, CA
10.24 Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
10.25 WildCraft Cider Works – Eugene, OR
10.26 High Dive – Seattle, WA
10.27 Jack London Revue – Portland, OR
10.31 Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
Sons of Apollo – Alive (official video)
Sarodplayer Ranajit Sengupta and bassplayer Marcus Miller met for the first time and decided to jam on the Bimhuis stage. A unique combination Sarod and Bass by two masters!
Buzz Gravelle – Proof of Existance
Richard Bonnet playing a seven string fretless
Kyle Pszyk is new to fretless guitar and built this beauty from a kit due to his interest in middle eastern music.
Fretless Guitars for sale
This is the newer Vigier with the stainless steel neck, or i-metal, and they don’t come along often, contact Adieu Adyu – PM him here: facebook.com/adieu.adyu
Left Handed Kiesel Edition KV7 Fretless Guitar. (location Australia)
Here’s a really nice classical guitar. (location Turkey)