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Legendary guitarist still going strong with new CD — Self-taught virtuoso has recorded over 30 albums



By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer



Earl Klugh’s 60th birthday is this coming September. As a result he is celebrating with his first solo record since 2006. “A birthday gift to me? I didn’t think of it that way,” admits Klugh on HandPicked, his first CD release by Heads Up International. It is his third solo effort, but his first “with multiple original solo guitar pieces.” The 16-track set hit stores on July 30. Continue Reading →

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New music from late legends Wes Montgomery, Charles Mingus


There are two essential and noteworthy albums to look out for by two artists at their musical peak, which include the late-greats guitarist Wes Montgomery and bassist Charles Mingus. Both men are still very much revered for their signature sound and undeniable ability to connect with diverse audiences all over the world. Resonance Records’ critically acclaimed Wes Montgomery album, Echoes of Indiana Avenue, is significant because it’s the first full album of unheard Montgomery music in over 25 years. The collection of previous unreleased music by the influential 1960s jazz guitarist features nine newly discovered pre-1960 tracks that showcase Montgomery’s evolving solo talents. Montgomery died in 1968. Continue Reading →

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