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Gene Bertoncini: Quiet Now

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Gene Bertoncini: Quiet Now
(Gene Bertoncini Bio)
2004 Ambient Records, LLC
Gene Bertoncini on Solo Guitar

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
March 4, 2007

(See Gene Bertoncini at “Jazz in the Sky”)

This record can be enjoyed always, while reading, driving, sewing, cooking, walking, reading, or just curled up by a cozy fire. Gene Bertoncini is a master at moods, transporting the listener to a magical world where music heals all souls.

Notable tracks:

#2 – My One and Only Love Composed by Billy Strayhorn. Bertoncini plays each note as meaningfully as the lyrics would be sung, never rushing the theme. Sometimes he plays the lower notes while the high notes embellish the music with rippling effects.

#6 – Olha Maria Composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim. This lovely Brazilian ballad is as sultry as a breeze from Rio. The rhythm remains consistent, while the key shifts for fascinating contrast.

#8 – Nessun Dorma Composed by Giacomo Puccini. Bertoncini captures the quietude and poignancy of Puccini’s renowned aria from Turandot, that’s sung in the night’s stillness. Each note is sung by Bertoncini’s guitar with resonance and texture, while he adds original flourishes.

#9 – Waltz for Debbie/Very Early Composed by Bill Evans. On guitar, this Bill Evans work takes on new sensitivity and rhythmic imagery, so refined that a ballet could be born. Gene Bertoncini creates scintillating sound.

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