Pasquale Grasso – Solo Monk (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 18:08 minutes | 287 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Okeh – Sony Masterworks
It was the kind of endorsement most rising guitarists can only dream of, and then some. In his interview for Vintage Guitar magazineТs February 2016 cover story, Pat Metheny was asked to name some younger musicians whoТd impressed him. УThe best guitar player IТve heard in maybe my entire life is floating around now, Pasquale Grasso,Ф said the jazz-guitar icon and NEA Jazz Master. УThis guy is doing something so amazingly musical and so difficult.
His new digital only EP series, available beginning on June 28 from Sony Masterworks, showcases Grasso in the solo guitar format, where his intensive studies of both the masters of bebop and classical guitar technique meld into a signature mastery that is, remarkably, at once unprecedented and evocative. The approach of the releases echoes the changing landscape in the industry, allowing a prolific recording artist to release a multitude of material over the course of an extended period of time. His new Sony Masterworks EPs showcase his sweeping abilities in the most intimate possible setting. Here you can experience his lifetime of listening and of challenging himself to transcend a bar set by Art Tatum so many decades ago.
02. ‘Round Midnight
03. Ruby, My Dear
04. Criss Cross
05. Off Minor