Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Night of the Jazz Guitars

The Night of the Jazz Guitars is a guitar project that was initiated by the German jazz guitarist Andreas Dombert in 2002. He recorded two CDs (2002, 2006) with his former teacher Helmut Kagerer. With the addition of Paul Morello in 2010, the duo became a trio. A year later, Morello invited Larry Coryell to do a quartet album in 2011 and a tv concert of this quartet was recorded in the same year at the International Jazz Week at Burghausen.

Since 2014, "The Night of the Jazz Guitars" has been touring and recording in different line ups and with different guests such as Philip Catherine, Michael Sagmeister, Ulf Wakenius, Pat Martino and Jesse van Ruller. The line up is only guitar, no rhythm section!

But let's go back to the original 2011 quartet line up with guest star Coryell which was recorded wonderfully for tv. IMHO this is currently one of the most enjoyable live jazz guitar concerts available on Youtube. Sound and image are excellent. The music is highly arranged and at times almost chamber music like but the interplay is gorgeous, inventive enough and even adventurous at times. Both standards and originals are featured. Enjoy!

The studio album is available at Amazon here.

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