NEW VINYL RELEASE Charlie Apicella Trio: Classic Guitar

This vinyl (180 gram audiophile vinyl pressing) and CD release is a tribute to the classic 1950s and 1960s guitar LPs that Charlie collects. These solo, duo, trio, and quartet arrangements are inspired by his love of Freddie Green, Johnny Smith, Barney Kessel, Tony Mattola, Barry Galbraith, and all of the classic guitar masters from the era.

"A deeply melodic guitarist along the lines of Grant Green. Apicella faithfully has sought to channel an era of American music when hard-bop and r&b reigned...But the guitarist still manages to keep things fresh." MATTHEW KASSEL, DownBeat

1. Four (Eddie Vinson) 4:27
2. Some Other Spring (Herzog, Kitchings) 4:14
3. Beautiful Love (King, Young, Alstyne, Gillespie) 4:26
4. Shiny Stockings (Frank Foster) 3:25
5. Tenderly (Lawrence, Gross) 3:49
6. Funky Mama (John Patton) 3:10
7. Eclypso (Tommy Flanigan) 4:09
8. All The Way (Cahn, Van Heusen) 2:09

2021, Produced by Charlie Apicella

Charlie Apicella, Guitar
Stephen Riley, Tenor Sax (tracks 1, 2, 5)
Roy Cumming, Bass (tracks 1, 3, 5, 7)
Alan Korzin, Drums (tracks 1, 3, 5, 7)
Charlie Apicella plays unaccompanied solo guitar on tracks 4, 6, 8

Charlie Apicella is an Eastman Guitars Featured Artist,
a Guild Guitars Sponsored Artist,
and a ZT Amplifiers Official Artist.
Charlie Apicella was voted on the 84th annual DownBeat Readers Poll for Guitar.

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