Solo Guitar Music
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- Solar Sailing, Copyright © 2011 Al Globus,
is an instrumental guitar piece written in the 1970s. This is solo steel string.
- Aeolean C, Copyright © 2011 Al Globus,
is an instrumental guitar piece written in the 1970s. This version is using a classical guitar only.
- Celtic Faire (5.5 MB) (aif format (67 MB)) Copyright © 2010 Al Globus. This solo acoustic guitar instrumental is inspired by celtic rhythms and the 1973 Renaissance Faire Marin County after hours performance of the Flamenco dancers and guitarists -- one of the most amazing performances ever seen on the planet. Having an audience of Faire people really makes a difference, the fire almost leapt out of their feet and fingers!
- Bulerias ala Nino Ricardo (7.2 Mbytes). Performance Copyright © Al Globus, 2012. I learned this from a Japanese transcription of a recording by the flamenco guitarist Nino Ricardo. I had to modify it a bit here and there. There are also a few mistakes, see if you can find them.
- Alegrias ala Sabicas (5.4 Mbytes). Performance Copyright © Al Globus, 2010. I learned this from a Japanese transcription of a recording by the great flamenco guitarist Sabicas, whom I saw perform in the 1960s. He was terrific. This is, by far, the most difficult piece I've recorded, and I had to modify it a bit here and there. There are also a few mistakes, but I hope you don't hear them. I played this at my sister's wedding, and scenes from that event always inform the performance. Enjoy!
- Dance groove plus guitar solo (3.0 Mbytes) my daughter put together the dance groove and I added a guitar solo in the second half. Big fun! Copyright © Hannah Globus 2007.
- Spanish Ballad (2.9 Mbytes), Traditional. This beautifully simple piece was the last live music my mother heard. Actually, not the whole piece. After the first A section everyone was so emotional I had to stop. Performance Copyright © Al Globus, 2010.
- Prelude 1 (5.1 Mbytes), H. Villa-Lobos. This is a long time classical guitar favorite of mine. I hope you like it too. Performance Copyright © Al Globus, 2010.
For a number of years I sang with Mount Madonna Choir. All of the recordings are
And now for some covers:
- Summertime, Performance copyright © 2012 Al Globus. A somewhat different arrangement of the classic George Gershwin tune -- just guitars behind Gain Swain's fabulous vocals. I particularly like the nylon string solo. Enjoy!
- Last Night (12.5 Mbytes) Performance and Lyrics Copyright © 2009 Al Globus. This is a live duo version of a Marc Almond song, The City, with revised lyrics. The words come from a fictional American solider in Iraq who chronicals his experience by where he spent the night. I'm performing it with Michael Levy, on piano and harmony vocals. This was our first gig. The recording engineer is Jonathan Arthur.
- 4 + 20 (4.1 Mbytes) Great Steven Stills song, just me and my guitar.
- Zen Gospel (3 Mbytes) by Brian Bowers. Performance Copyright © 2010 Al Globus. This is a gag song in "four square harmony". I sang all four parts. This is about a country guy who started as a Baptist and became a Buddhist -- and the problems that involved. Have fun!
- Christmas Bells recorded for the Mount Madonna Choir Christmas album.
In the late 1970's I played with Blue Mountain Blend in Marin County, California. I mostly played bass and sang, but also a little guitar and some sax. The group had great vocals. Patty Quimby sang the female leads, Michael Costello sang and played guitar, bass and flute, David Weaver sang and played guitar, bass and mandolin, and Ray Ormsby played drums. Here are some cover tunes recorded live in a pizza joint:
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