Source: A New Wave Of Jazz.
GONCALO ALMEIDA – MONOLOGOS A DOIS LP
This doublebass solo recording (Monólogos a Dois) captures a series of improvisations, where Almeida explores instant composing, making use of a vast palette of sounds, textures and extended techniques. His inwardness and affinity with the instrument are beautifully represented here.
DIRK SERRIES – SOLO ACOUSTIC GUITAR IMPROVISATIONS I LP
‘Solo Acoustic Guitar Improvisations I’ is the first volume in a series 7 albums Dirk Serries is recording in honor of the Höfner archtop guitars. A couple of years ago Dirk fell in love with the acoustic guitar and specifically the Höfner brand for its specific and unique harsher sound their vintage archtop guitars hold. It’s definitely far away from Dirk’s electric constructions but at the same the acoustic approach is merely another way for him to express his fascination for sound in particular and how you can alter, transform and mutate its original tone by using different playing methods or preparing them with tools and/or tuning the guitar alternatively. On this first volume Dirk Serries played a
1957 Höfner archtop guitar.