Program #2017

In January 2002, the third annual New York Guitar Festival/New Sounds Live gave 92nd Street Y audiences an eclectic marathon program of classical, jazz, blues, and international guitar styles. Highlights of that nine-hour extravaganza are featured in this installment of New Sounds, with the Assad Brothers (pictured) playing "Sete Aneis" by Egberto Gismonti; Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz performing West African songs for guitar and slide guitar; Keba Cissoko performing on the West African kora; Bucky Pizzarelli and Frank Vignola playing standards like "Nuages," by Django Reinhardt; The New World Guitar Trio and more.
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PROGRAM # 2017, from the NY Guitar Festival Marathon Concert (First aired on 3/11/02)





Sergio & Odair Assad

New Sounds Live, the New York Guitar Festival Marathon, January 20, 2002, at the 92nd Street Y

E. Gismonti: Sete Aneis [6:00]

The Assad Brothers have numerous CDs on the Nonesuch label** ( *) including Alma Brasiliera, which includes two other works by Egberto Gismonti.

Bill Frisell & Greg Leisz

Keep Your Eyes Open/What's Goin' On [9:00]

B. Traore: Baba Drame [7:00]

Frisell has many CDs on Nonesuch** and ECM** records ( and *). "Keep Your Eyes Open" appears on a CD A-Collection, a Japanese import.*

Keba Cissoko

Dunia Te Lonna [5:00]

Not commercially available.

Bucky Pizzarelli & Frank Vignola

Stompin' At The Savoy [4:30]

D. Reinhardt: Nuages [6:30]

Pizzarelli has many CDs, including an album of duos with his son John Pizzarelli. Vignola's latest CD is Blues for A Gypsy, on the Acoustic Disc label. All are available online**

The New World Guitar Trio

F. Brandao: Procissao [6:00]

Not commercially available.

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