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Christmas Concert 2009


Nõmme Jazz Christmas concert 2009

 

12 December at 17 pm

 

Redeemer  Church in Nõmme 

(Nõmme Lunastaja kirik, Õie street 10)

 

Ryo Kawasaki

 

Solo guitar concert 2009  - 10th Anniversary in Tallinn, Estonia 

While internationally renowned Jazz Guitarist Ryo Kawasaki has been mostly known as Electric jazz/fusion guitarist over four decades of his professional career, Kawasaki considers himself as an acoustic guitarist at his heart and released notable acoustic solo guitar albums featuring combinations of classical, standards, Brazilian as well as his own compositions. This Christmas season also marks and celebrates Ryo’s 10th anniversary residing in Tallinn.

 

 

Tickets 75 / 50.-

Available at Piletilevi

 

 

Here, There and Everywhere VACV-1001 1992 release

 

The premier guitarist renders popular tunes and jazz standards with an uncommon finesse that highlights the acoustic purity of the classical nylon string instrument. From Jobim to the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Burt Bacharach and Thelonious Monk, Kawasaki weaves his master touch into the fabric of familiar melodies, making them his own. A solo guitar triumph! - Bill Milkowski - Jazziz –

 

 

"My Reverie" VACV-1005 1993 release

 

Internationally popular guitarist follow-up to the acoustic solo smash "Here, There and Everywhere". The release incorporates synthesizers as well in a tribute to some of his century's finest composer. Entirely performed and arranged by Kawasaki this brilliant collection was inspired by the performances of the legendary pianist, the late Bill Evans and features the music of Ravel, Debussy and Gershwin.

"Kawasaki offers heartfelt tributes...with taste, imagination and passion." - JazzTimes -

 

 

E: Relaxing Guitar Solo VACV-1042 2002 release

 

Superb guitarist Ryo Kawasaki treats listeners to an album of solo acoustic guitar. There are many different sources for the material he has selected, including Antonio Carlos Jobim, Duke Ellington, and Stevie Wonder, as well as his own composing pen. But there is a thread common to all the tunes: each is given a virtuoso performance by Kawasaki. Kawasaki seems determined to keep matters simple, avoiding heavy chordal smears. This technique allows each note to come through with stunning clarity, allowing one to enjoy it individually, as well a piece of the musical phrase of which it is a part. It's hard to believe that Kawasaki is using an acoustic guitar -- Spanish made, nylon stringed -- given how seamless his playing is. It will be difficult to find a recent solo guitar album that is as satisfying as this one is. Highly recommended. - Dave Nathan, All Music Guide -

 

 

Some of his solo guitar samples can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/Sopranoguitar

 

Ryo Kawasaki websites:

http://ryokawasaki.com  http://satellitesrecords.com http://www.myspace.com/ryokawasaki



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