Stu Blagden - An Englishman in Rio (2014)
Time for a Parallel Realities presentation of a contemporary artist: Renowned British guitarist and cavaquinho player Stu Blagden (a frequent visitor of this site) with a selection of Brazilian music, performed mostly during 2010.
Here is a short biography of Stu:
Born in Manchester UK Stu Blagden studied Music at Degree level at The University Of London Goldsmiths College
Nowadays Stu is best known for his work on the Gypsy Jazz, Brazilian and Contemporary Fingerstyle guitar scenes in London. Trained in rock, classical, Brazilian and jazz guitar, Stu is a superbly sensitive musician with a fluid and creative style.
He has toured Argentina with the World Classical Guitar Festival in Argentina, playing alongside Eduardo Fernandez, Roland Dyens Cacho Tirao, Jaun Falu and other Latin greats.
Stu has an encyclopaedic knowledge of Brazilian music both popular and erudite.
Here is a selection of Stu's renditions of great Brazilian classic + his own tribute to Hermeto:
Lado A - Stu Blagden guitar:
01. Tristezas De Um Violão (Garoto)
02. Se Ela Perguntar (Dilermando Reis)
03. Chorinho Pra Hermeto (Stu Blagden)
04. Luiza (Tom Jobim)
05. Tristeza (Haraldo Lobo)
Lado B - Stu Blagden cavaquinho & Jon Preiss 7-string guitar:
06. Diabinho Maluco (Jacob do Bandolim)
07. Confidencias (Ernesto Nazareth)
08. Naquele Tempo (Pixinguinha)
19. Folhas Secas (Nelson Cavaquinho)
10. Na Gloria (Raul de Barros)
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