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Guy Buttery

New Sounds

With Guy Buttery

Friday, January 09, 2015

South African fingerstyle guitarist Guy Buttery performs in our studio without effects. Listen as he plays guitar like a zither, as an extension of tapping, to achieve slap harmonics.

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New Sounds

Recent Guitar-Centric Recordings

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hear new guitar-centric music on this New Sounds program including music by John Zorn, as played by Pat Metheny, a tune from the South African guitarist Guy Buttery, and more.

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The Guitar as an African Instrument

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Maybe the guitar wasn’t originally an African instrument, but it certainly has become one.  For this New Sounds, take a listen to music from the late Cameroonian guitarist Francis Bebey, along with music from Gabonese guitarist singer and musician Pierre Akendengué.  There’s also guitar music from South Africa's Derek Gripper - who does arrangements of music from other parts of Africa, especially Mali.  Plus, music from fellow South African Guy Buttery, in addition to selections from classical guitarist John Williams, and his versions of pieces of African works for guitar from the “Magic Box” record.

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New Sounds

With Guy Buttery

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

South African fingerstyle guitarist Guy Buttery joins John Schaefer in the studio to perform a live acoustic set without effects.  His exceptional world music for solo guitar evokes the rhythms of his native land unconsciously, while drawing on influences like Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges. Listen to a bit of guitar as percussion instrument in one of his pieces, “Sleep Deprivation.”  Then, hear another of Buttery’s insanely inventive techniques on a tune where he plays the guitar like a zither, as an extension of tapping, to achieve slap harmonics. 

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New Releases, July 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

It's the most wonderful time of the month - the showcasing of new releases! On this New Sounds program, listen to the pick of the piles, the cream of the crop. We'll separate the wheat from the chaff.  On deck we have possible music from clarinetist Jonathan Sage, perhaps some music from the Balkans, courtesy of Jordi Savall and Hesperion XXI, and maybe something new from guitarist Guy Buttery. 

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New Sounds

Recent Guitar-Centric Recordings

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Hear new guitar-centric music on this New Sounds program including music from the Baird Sisters, and from a new live record by South African guitarist Guy Buttery, who covers a song by Joanna Newsom. Also, listen to guitarist Glenn Jones, who draws from the rich tradition of John Fahey’s “American Primitive” guitar-playing.  Then hear music performed by the three classical guitarists of the Mobius Trio that owes a debt to John Fahey and hints at minimalism. Plus there’s small ensemble music written at Glen Deven Ranch in Big Sur, California from guitarist Bill Frisell, and music by John Zorn, as played by Pat Metheny.

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The Guitar as an African Instrument

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Maybe the guitar wasn’t originally an African instrument, but it certainly has become one.  For this New Sounds, take a listen to music from the late Cameroonian guitarist Francis Bebey, along with music from Gabonese guitarist singer and musician Pierre Akendengué.  There’s also guitar music from South Africa's Derek Gripper - who does arrangements of music from other parts of Africa, especially Mali.  Plus, music from fellow South African Guy Buttery, in addition to selections from classical guitarist John Williams, and his versions of pieces of African works for guitar from the “Magic Box” record.

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All Over the Musical Map (Encore Edition)

Monday, August 08, 2011

For this New Sounds, hear music from the soundtrack to the Anthony Minghella film, "Breaking and Entering," by composer Gabriel Yared in collaboration with Underworld. Also, there's something from the South African guitarist Guy Buttery along with music from reed players Ned Rothenberg and Ken Field, and more.

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