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Luigi Boccherini, Peter Tiehuis, Bert Meulendijk, Piet Souer, Steve Gray, Leonardo Amuedo, Arturo Ramón, Vernon Duke, Olaf Tarenskeen, Veli-Matti Halkosalm, Lorre Lynn Trytten, Lee Konitz, Maarten van der Grinten


Kiss The Guitar Player

  • Type CD
  • Label Challenge Classics
  • UPC 0608917233322
  • Catalog number CC 72333
  • Release date 04 May 2009
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About the album

The Gustav Klimt String Quartet (Klimt!) is well-known among Dutch jazz musicians, pop singers and cabaret artists, and has contributed to countless cd productions. A primary goal of the quartet is to stimulate new music, and almost all the compo-sitions on the present album were written exclusively for this project.

The common cd formula of ensemble- with-soloist seemed too predictable. Instead, Klimt! asked no fewer than seven prominent guitar players working in the Netherlands to write a quintet, in order to portray a kaleidoscopic view of the Dutch guitar scene.

The rules were as follows: the new composition would be entirely in the idiom of the soloist. The only condition was that the strings not be used as background music; there must be a true dialogue between guitar and quartet.

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