Laurindo Almeida was a Brazilian guitarist who was active in the USA after 1940. He worked in Hollywood as a studio musician and has played the guitar part in many movies. For his record Girl von Ipanema he won a Grammy in 1964. Laurindo Almeida is also seen as the father of the Bossa-Nova. He played together with the Modern Jazz Quartet, but he has also arranged many classical works for the guitar.
I had several books with sheet music by Laurindo Almeida for years, and I have recently worked on some of the pieces. Almeida arranged some famous Jazz Standards for the classical guitar, like Blue Moon,Over the Rainbow, Mamselle, My Funny Valentine – some great arrangements for guitar.
This is an English Air by Almeida in my version. I have found other videos of this tune which obviously play it from a different score which contains some errors. I think that my version must be the original version of this piece.
I have recently compiled youtube videos with recordings by Laurindo Almeida and Works composed or arranged by Almeida and played by other guitarist in two large playlists.
Playlist 1 – Original Recordings by Laurindo Almeida
Read more “Laurindo Almeida – The Master of the Brazilian Guitar”
Caterina Lichtenberg and Mike Marshall have played a concert at the Carmel Bach Festival in 2014. A set of youtube videos from this concert is available. You can hear the concerto for oboe and violin BWV 1060 by J. S. Bach, two concert by Antonio Vivaldi and as a great finale the choro Santa Morena.
Caterina Lichtenberg plays on a baroque mandolin and on her German bowlback mandolin.
Have fun with Caterina Lichtenberg and Mike Marshall!
Playlist Caterina Lichtenberg and Mike Marshall – Carmel Bach Festival 2014
Website Carmel Bach Festival
Artcicle about the program of the Carmel Bach Festival : Carmel Bach Festival 2014
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Caterina Lichtenberg & Mike Marshall at Amazon