Covid-19 is dangerously impacting the social-economic category of musicians. No concerts, poor political and social consideration, uncertain earnings. As a consequence, an ever-growing number of musicians, especially those from the experimental area, are trying to promote their music on BandCamp in digital format only. It is increasingly difficult for me to follow and review this incredible flow of music. I therefore decided to open this section on my blog Neuguitars where I propose music in digital format that I consider particularly interesting and worthy of attention. I hope you like it. Let’s support musicians. They need it.
Guitar Improv Summit Vol. 2 by Right Brain Records, Right Brain Records, 2021 on #neuguitars #blog
The Guitar Improv Summit is a celebration of spontaneity featuring some of the finest improvisers in the world. Volume 2 is a compilation that takes advantage of a global pandemic’s pent-up creative energy. This edition is a virtual festival: Picture yourself in a swivel chair surrounded by 11 stages, each offering a wildly different palette of sounds in succession…
The players on this album hail from New York, London, Mumbai and Seattle, as well as Le Havre, France; Oulu Finland; the Oklahoma prairie; the Colorado foothills; and the Berkshire Mountains. They have a five-decade age range. From these far-flung sources comes a rich body of music – experimental to traditional, ethereal to noisy, tonal to dissonant, acoustic to electronic. You’ll hear established veterans, rising stars and guitar improv pioneers.
The musicians on this album are listed below, including 14 guitarists and an outstanding supporting cast.
For the backstory on each piece and its creator(s), please click on individual tracks.
Thanks for your interest in this project! For more information visit rightbrainrecords.com.
releases May 7, 2021
Matt Benham – guitar (11)
Bill Boethius – guitar (7)
Lucas Brode – guitar (1)
Dave Draper – guitar (10)
Guillaume Gargaud – guitar (3)
Bill Horist – guitar (11)
Anne-Mari Kanniainen – accordion (8)
Gordon Kennedy – percussion (4)
Farrell Lowe – guitar (2)
Jim Matus – laoutar (5)
Michael O’Neill – guitar (4)
Scot Ray – lap steel guitar (2)
Mark Raynes – drums (2)
Max Ridgway – guitar (6)
Heikki Ruokangas – guitar (8)
Tom Scully – guitar (11)
Joel Veena – Indian slide guitar (9)
G. Calvin Weston – drums (6)
Dave Wiley – bass (2)