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Episode #2094

Bach, Brazil, and Beyond

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Thursday, October 13, 2005

Guitarist Andy Summers, a veteran of '80s supergroup the Police, and Brazilian acoustic master Victor Biglione have been performing as a duo for more than five years. At the 2002 New Sounds Live/New York Guitar Festival, which took place earlier this fall, they were joined by classical guitar virtuoso Benjamin Verdery in an unforgettable evening at Joe's Pub. As we hear in tonight's episode, the trio's meeting explored stylistic connections between 18th-century Europe, 20th-century Brazil, American jazz, and their own compositions.

View exclusive photos from the 2002 New York Guitar Festival, or read more on this program.

PROGRAM # 2094 from the New Sounds Live/New York Guitar Festival series: Bach, Brazil, and Beyond
(First aired on Thursday, November 7, 2002)

ARTIST(S)

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SOURCE

Benjamin Verdery

NS Live, 9/25/02, Joe's Pub

J.S. Bach: Gavotte I, Cello Suite NO. 6, excerpt [1:30]
Villa-Lobos: Etude #11 [4:30]

These performances not commercially available.
Verdery's CDs are available through www.gamisim.com OR *.

Andy Summers & Victor Biglione

NS Live, 9/25/02, Joe's Pub

Gismonti: Frevo [5:00]
Jobim: Stone Flower [4:30]

These performances not commercially available. Summers & Biglione's CD, "Strings of Desire" is available online*.

Benjamin Verdery

NS Live, 9/25/02, Joe's Pub

4 Etudes [8:30]

See above.

Andy Summers & Victor Biglione

NS Live, 9/25/02, Joe's Pub

M. David: Mardis [4:30]
O. Nelson: Stolen Moments [6:00]
D. Reinhardt: Nuages [8:00]

These performances not commercially available. Summers' CDs are in most better stores.** His site is at www.andysummers.com; Find Biglione's CDs online*.

Andy Summers & Victor Biglione, with Benjamin Verdery

NS Live, 9/25/02, Joe's Pub

One Note Samba [6:30]

See above.

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