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Phillip Lester is an acoustic and classical guitarist, composer and arranger for solo guitar. His compositions for fingerstyle guitar incorporate music of many traditions including, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Spanish, Jazz, and Contemporary Pop. His arrangements for solo guitar span the music of several generations from Bach to Beatles to Broadway musicals. His instrumental guitar music is characterized by beautiful melodies performed with a soothing and lyrical style. Phillip's arrangements have been performed and recorded by the great American classical guitarist Christopher Parkening who describes Phillip as: ' a very fine solo guitarist, His approach to the guitar is both sensitive and intelligent. He is a talented arranger with a gift for musicianship.' The New England Performer Magazine writes, 'Lester's imagination researches all the shades of coloring the acoustic guitar has to offer.' ? His recordings have been featured on radios stations from Portland, Oregon; to Boston, Massachusetts. Over the past twenty years, Phillip has worked with entertainment agencies and events coordinators in New York City, Boston, Orlando, and Southern California. He is presently residing in northern New Jersey and performing throughout the NY/NJ/CT area. The Gourmet Guitar collection is Philllip's fourth and newest CD. The entire CD is designed around the concept of a Menu. The title reflects that the CD contains fine musical cuisine performed on classical guitar. The following menu notes describe the various appetizers, entrees, and desserts inside this collection. The appetizers include short pieces from Italy and Spain. Pezzo Tedesco and Canzone are anonymous Italian Renaissance pieces that demonstrate the simple polyphonic melodies characteristic of that period. They were originally composed for the lute, the most popular instrument of the Renaissance and the predecessor of the guitar. Romanza is an anonymous Spanish melody circula
  • Phillip Lester - Gourmet Guitar [CD]
  • Music
Publication Date20071009
Publisher ImprintAudio & Video Labs, Inc

Gourmet Guitar

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