Guitarists Gather to Fete Johnny Smith

Posted by on Jun 17, 1999 in News | No Comments

Guitarists gathered by the bunch recently to pay tribute to the legendary Johnny Smith, one of the most distinctive guitar stylists to emerge from the post-war era whose command of the instrument was nonpareil. Known for his unique chord clusters and lyrical ballad style, Smith, a studio session player, received wide public attention after winning ...

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The New York Times Weighs in on JVC Festival Tribute to Tal Farlow

Posted by on Jun 26, 1996 in News | No Comments

New York Times jazz critic, Peter Watrous, recently reviewed the JVC Jazz Festival’s tribute to guitarist Tal Farlow on the occasion of his 75th birthday at Merkin Concert Hall. The salute, produced by impresario Charles Carlini, featured over a dozen of the finest jazz guitarists in the world including Joe Diorio, Herb Ellis, Remo Palmier, ...

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