East Meets Midwest - Gene Bertoncini & Kenny Poole $15
Gene Bertoncini is an eloquent and versatile master of the guitar with a "stellar nylon string finger style" which "makes him one of the finest jazz - oriented guitarists on the scene. His playing is characterized by highly inventive single line improvisation and rich harmonic chordal concepts that in combination provide an incredible listening experience.
He has worked with Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, Buddy Rich and many other jazz luminaries including eight years of duos with bassist Michael Moore - described as "one of the finest pairings of jazz strings" by the New York Times. When he isn't in the studio or playing at New York City's better venues, Bertoncini can be found in an academic setting at the Eastman School of Music, the New England Conservatory or Banff School of the Fine Arts.
Guitar virtuoso Kenny Poole, until recently the Midwest's best kept Jazz Guitar secret, has recently cut his first CD - East Meets Midwest - for J Curve Records. In the past, although Kenny has chosen to keep a low profile, he has played with, among others, Joe Pass, Herb Ellis, Barney Kessel, Tal Farlow, Mundell Lowe and Jimmy Raney. Kenny Poole is one of the most melodic and inventive guitarists around today. When Kenny plays the guitar, he closes his eyes and becomes one with the music. His ability to swing is unequaled and his easy smooth style delivers a unique listening experience.
Make: CDs J Curve Records