Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Libertango - Francesco Buzzurro

Classically trained Sicilian guitarist Francesco Buzzurro has escaped the bonds of the paper-trained musician and moved to the world of jazz improvisation. Those skills are well demonstrated in his version of Libertango in today's video. The link to classical guitar is still there through his use of a nylon string guitar rather than the jazz standard steel stringed guitar. Mr. Buzzarro plays a Canadian built Godin Multiac Nylon Duet guitar whose dual pick-up system provides a unique sound well suited to Buzzurro's style.

This version of Libertango is destined for the CD, "The Scout (L'esploratore)" which apparently has not been issued yet. There is another version available on the Naxos CD, Francesco Buzzurro Quartet.

You may also enjoy the video of Buzzurro's improvisations on the Piazzolla classic, Oblivion.

If the video does not appear below, click here.

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