Angelina by Earl Klugh

Angelina by Earl Klugh (1953-)

Eric klugh Earl Klugh (pronounced “Clue”, born September 16, 1953, Detroit, Michigan) is an American smooth jazz/crossover jazz/jazz fusion guitarist and composer. In 2006 Modern Guitar magazine wrote that Klugh “is considered by many to be one of the finest acoustic guitar players today.

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Tears by Django Reinhardt

Tears by Django Reinhardt (1910-1953)

Django Reinhardt Jean “Django” Reinhardt was a Belgian-born French guitarist and composer of Romani heritage. Reinhardt is often regarded as one of the greatest guitar players of all time and was the first important European jazz musician who made major contributions to the development of the genre.

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Inutil Paisagem by Antonio Carlos Jobim

Inutil Paisagem by Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927-1994)

Tom Jobim Antonio Carlos, also known as Tom Jobim was a Brazilian songwriter, composer, arranger, singer, and pianist/guitarist. He was a primary force behind the creation of the bossa nova style, and his songs have been performed by many singers and instrumentalists within Brazil and internationally.

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Lament in Tremolo Form by Laurindo Almeida

Lament in Tremolo Form by Laurindo Almeida (1917-1995)

Laurindo Almeida Laurindo Almeida was a Brazilian virtuoso guitarist and composer who made many recordings of enduring impact in classical, jazz and Latin genres. He is widely credited, with fellow artist Bud Shank, for creating the fusion of Latin and jazz which came to be known as the “bossa nova.” Almeida was the first artist to receive Grammy Awards for both classical and jazz performances.

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Peacherine Rag by Scott Joplin

Peacherine Rag by Scott Joplin (1867-1917)

Scott Joplin Scott Joplin was an American composer and pianist. Joplin achieved fame for his ragtime compositions, and was later dubbed “The King of Ragtime”. During his brief career, Joplin wrote 44 original ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas. One of his first pieces, the Maple Leaf Rag, became ragtime’s first and most influential hit, and has been recognized as the archetypal rag.

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The One Minute Divertimento by Laurindo Almeida

The One Minute Divertimento by Laurindo Almeida (1917-1995)

Laurindo Almeida Laurindo Almeida was a Brazilian virtuoso guitarist and composer who made many recordings of enduring impact in classical, jazz and Latin genres. He is widely credited, with fellow artist Bud Shank, for creating the fusion of Latin and jazz which came to be known as the “bossa nova.” Almeida was the first artist to receive Grammy Awards for both classical and jazz performances.

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English Air by Laurindo Almeida

English Air by Laurindo Almeida (1917-1995)

Laurindo Almeida Laurindo Almeida was a Brazilian virtuoso guitarist and composer who made many recordings of enduring impact in classical, jazz and Latin genres. He is widely credited, with fellow artist Bud Shank, for creating the fusion of Latin and jazz which came to be known as the “bossa nova.” Almeida was the first artist to receive Grammy Awards for both classical and jazz performances.

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Pavana for Pancho by Laurindo Almeida

Pavana for Pancho by Laurindo Almeida (1917-1995)

Laurindo Almeida Laurindo Almeida was a Brazilian virtuoso guitarist and composer who made many recordings of enduring impact in classical, jazz and Latin genres. He is widely credited, with fellow artist Bud Shank, for creating the fusion of Latin and jazz which came to be known as the “bossa nova.” Almeida was the first artist to receive Grammy Awards for both classical and jazz performances.

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Skoodle Loo Doo by Blind Blake

Skoodle Loo Doo by Blind Blake (1896-1934)

Blind Blake Blind” Blake was an American blues and ragtime singer and guitarist. His first recordings were made in 1926 and his records sold very well. His first solo record was “Early Morning Blues” with “West Coast Blues” on the B-side. Both are considered excellent examples of his ragtime-based guitar style and are prototypes for the burgeoning Piedmont blues.

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West Coast Blues by Blind Blake

West Coast Blues by Blind Blake (1896-1934)

Blind Blake Blind” Blake was an American blues and ragtime singer and guitarist. His first recordings were made in 1926 and his records sold very well. His first solo record was “Early Morning Blues” with “West Coast Blues” on the B-side. Both are considered excellent examples of his ragtime-based guitar style and are prototypes for the burgeoning Piedmont blues.

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