Guitar Passions!

Guitar Passions: Sharon Isbin & Friends

Well-known classical guitarist Sharon Isbin follows up her Grammy-winning album, “Journey to the New World”, with another amazing musical exploration, “Sharon Isbin & Friends: Guitar Passions”.

This time, the journey is focused on Isbin’s friends and fellow musicians, and it has a Latin American flavor on many tracks. Joining Sharon on this new recording are guitarist/composer Steve Vai, innovative jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan, and guitarist/composer, Nancy Wilson, among others.

Here is the track listing:

1. Porro (G. Montana / Arr. G. Colina)
Guitar: Sharon Isbin
2. Allegro (A. Mangoré / Arr. Steve Vai)
Guitar: Sharon Isbin / Steve Vai
3. Alfonsina y el Mar (A. Ramirez / Arr. J. Cardoso)
Guitar: Sharon Isbin
4. Sonidos de aquel dia (Q. Sinesi / Arr. S. Jordan)
Guitar: Sharon Isbin / Stanley Jordan
5. ‘Adagio’ from Concierto de Aranjuez (J. Rodrigo / Arr. L. Almeida)
Guitar: Sharon Isbin / Steve Morse / Romero Lubambo
6. Chovendo na Roseira (A. Jobim / Arr. C. Barbosa-Lima & R. Lubambo)
Guitar: Sharon Isbin / Romero Lubambo
7. Carinhoso (A. Vianna / Arr. R. Passos & C. Barbosa-Lima)
Guitar: Sharon Isbin / Vocal: Rosa Passos
8. Asturias (I. Albeniz)
Guitar: Sharon Isbin
9. Dreamboat Annie (Ann & Nancy Wilson)
Guitar: Sharon Isbin / Nancy Wilson / Vocal: Nancy Wilson
La Catedral (A. Mangoré )
Guitar: Sharon Isbin
10. Andante religioso
11. Allegro solomne
12. O Presidente (G. de Mello / Arr. D. Wolf)

Performed by:

• Guitar: Sharon Isbin
• Soprano Saxophone: Paul Winter
• Organic Percussion: Gaudencio Thiago de Mello

Here are some press comments:

BBC Music Magazine, November 2011:

  • “Isbin is a superb player with impeccable tone, phrasing, articulation and attack”

Here is Classical guitarist Sharon Isbin performing Isaac Albeniz’s Asturias and Agustin Barrios’ Mangorés Waltz Op. 8, No. 4 at the White House Evening of Classical Music on November 4, 2009



And here are Sharon Isbin & Berta Rojas, performing live “Porro” by Gentil Montaña at the Ibero-American Guitar Festival



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