Featured CD of Month: Arnaldo Desouteiro’s Blog


This sublime & sophisticated CD combines the talents of four of today’s most well respected musicians recorded with audiophile recording techniques. The tonal combination of guitar and vibes paired with acoustic bass and traditional jazz drum set makes this recording a sonic delight. “Reunion” is comprised of classic standards and original compositions…Read Full Article Here

Gene Bertoncini in JazzTimes


When Gene Bertoncini is reminded that some websites mistakenly refer to his seminal work with Carmen McRae—the guitarist vaguely recalls opening for the legendary singer early on—he can’t stifle a laugh. “Oh, I let that be,” he says, speaking from his home on Manhattan’s East Side. “It sounded so good.”

Yeah, right, like the soft-spoken, quick-witted virtuoso needs to pad his résumé. “The Segovia of Jazz Guitar,” as the late jazz critic and historian Gene Lees dubbed him, could get hoarse ticking off the highlights of his past half-century in music. At 74, Bertoncini belongs on the short list of guitarists who are equally unique and versatile…Read Full Article Here

Gene Bertoncini: Architecture of Guitar


Whenever people write about Gene Bertoncini’s music, the same words tend to appear: elegant, graceful, versatile. Lyrical. Master. Virtuoso. Writer Gene Lees called him “the Segovia of jazz,” the perfect term for one who creates such poetry with the acoustic, nylon-stringed guitar. Still a busy performer, teacher, and clinician, Bertoncini has played in many styles and settings in his five-decade career…Read Full Article Here