While were at ASA/AOM… people who shred!

Andres Segovia rippin’ Torroba’s Suite Castellana, I.

John Williams smashes Villa-Lobos Estudio #1.

Ann Wilson gets Crazy on You.

Laurindo Almeida gorgeously plays Jobim’s “One Note Samba.” Backed by the ever tasteful Modern Jazz Quartet.

Buckethead. Need I say more? Sound ain’t great, but fer cryin’ out loud, just close the door to your office when you play this one.

Written by fabiorojas

August 10, 2009 at 3:25 am

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  1. You are a man of impeccable taste, Fabio. Thanks for this.


    Thomas Basbøll

    August 10, 2009 at 7:52 am

  2. You might enjoy this early Baden Powell video:

    And if we’re talking shredding, this has got to be considered a classic:



    August 10, 2009 at 11:17 am

  3. Many years ago, the 15-year-old next door informed me that Van Halen was the greatest guitar player that had ever lived. I suggested to him that Segovia was no slouch (I figured it would be useless to mention Joe Pass or Wes Montgomery). But he assured me that Van Halen was it. (FWIW, that kid is now concertmaster of some regional symphony orchestra. I wonder if he’s changed his rankings of guitarists.)


    Jay Livingston

    August 10, 2009 at 1:06 pm

  4. Eddie Van Halen???? Please….

    Love the Heart video! Ann Wilson was such a great vocalist too.



    August 10, 2009 at 2:12 pm

  5. I’ve never seen Segovia and Heart mentioned by the same person, let alone in the same post. :)

    As a classical guitarist myself, I’m very impressed by Andy McKee’s acoustic stuff:


    Stuart Buck

    August 12, 2009 at 12:58 pm

  6. dude. i can’t believe we had lunch today and didn’t discuss this. must’ve been a smajdian slip…



    August 13, 2009 at 4:04 am

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