Touchstones - The Evolution of Fingerstyle Guitar Laurence Juber

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  • 1La Bernardina01:34
  • 2Pavana IV01:17
  • 3Guardame Las Vacas01:22
  • 4Romanesca01:04
  • 5Recercata01:26
  • 6Queen Elizabeth’s Galliard01:13
  • 7Prelude00:40
  • 8Folias02:02
  • 9Bourée01:25
  • 10Divertimento02:10
  • 11Sonata op15 1st movement06:01
  • 12March from Cendrillon03:00
  • 13Caprice #701:46
  • 14An Malvina04:09
  • 15Bolero01:45
  • 16Prelude #101:12
  • 17Spanish Fandango03:40
  • 18Mazurka02:02
  • 19Under The Greenwood Tree01:06
  • 20The Capitol March03:26
  • Total Runtime42:20

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The guitar, and its historical relatives have long been recognized as vehicles for the performance of popular and art music. Fingerstyle has been the dominant technique on these fretted instruments since the mid-15th century. The tunes in this collection are historical touchstones in the evolution of what would become known in the 20th century as fingerstyle guitar. It includes the first published Renaissance lute, vihuela and guitar pieces, then proceeds with representative examples from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic musical eras, before transitioning into the American parlor guitar repertoire, with the influential Spanish Fandango. Originally written for gut-strung instruments, this music is performed by Grammy-winner Laurence Juber on steel-strung guitars made by C.F. Martin & Co. These guitars trace their lineage to a European guitar-making tradition that is distinct from that of the nylon-strung Spanish classical guitar. The October 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar magazine will feature Mr. Juber on its cover. A transcription folio will be published by Hal Leonard in early 2019.

"...somewhat transcendent of time and category..." (Richie Demaria, Santa Barbara Independent)

"Juber's prowess resides largely in his ability to make even multi-century-old compositions seem new again." (Richie Demaria, Santa Barbara Independent)

"Grammy Award Winning Composer Blends Past and Present." (Richie Demaria, Santa Barbara Independent)

Laurence Juber, guitar

Laurence Juber
GRAMMY® winning guitarist Laurence Juber is a solo performer, recording artist, composer and arranger. His playing fuses folk, jazz, blues, pop and classical styles, creating a multi-faceted performance that belies the use of only one instrument.

A music graduate of London’s Goldsmith’s College, he was featured guitar soloist with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra before becoming established as a studio musician in the mid-1970’s. First internationally recognized as lead guitarist in Beatle Paul McCartney’s Wings, with whom he won a Grammy, Juber has since established himself as world-renowned guitar virtuoso and entertainer.

Juber, known to his fans as LJ, has released 27 solo albums. The latest Downtown, is a collection of standards recorded in one five hour session at Hollywood’s Capitol Studios. Juber has 4 guitar folios in print. The latest, The Evolution of Fingerstyle Guitar was published by Hal Leonard in January 2019.

His LJ Plays The Beatles was voted one of Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s all-time Top Ten albums. His solo arrangement of The Pink Panther Theme earned him a second Grammy, while his arrangement of Stand By Me was heard nationally in a Diamonds Are Forever commercial. Juber’s DVD-Audio project Guitar Noir (AIX Records) won a CES Demmy award for best audio.

His ‘photo memoir’ Guitar With Wings was recently published by Dalton Watson Fine Books.

As a studio musician, he can be heard on recordings from artists as diverse as Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks, Seal and the French chanteuse Sylvie Vartin, plus he is featured on the soundtracks to hundreds of TV shows such as Home Improvement and movies including the academy award-winning Dirty Dancing, Good Will Hunting and Pocahontas.

Juber co-composed the soundtrack of the award-winning video game Diablo III and scored the NBC Dateline documentary Children Of The Harvest. His music is also featured in the Ken Burns’ documentary The Tenth Inning.

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