May 31, 2020
For more than 30 years guitarist/composer Michael DeLalla has been serving up a delicious brew of his solo guitar compositions and arrangements drawn on musical traditions gathered worldwide, steeped with his classical training and seasoned with his jazz, and folk influences. His fluency on classical, 12- string, and steel-string acoustic guitar showcases gifted improvisation and dazzling technical facility that never sacrifices the richness and poignancy of his compositions. He celebrates his multi-cultural musical habitats in a variety of settings, from a capella kan e diskan in Breton Gaelic, to evocations of Japanese koto music and the North African o’ud, to tweaking the nose of the classical music world with his raucous "Piece for Steel Drum (If I Played Steel Drum)" to his double homage to Benjamin Britten and Thelonious Monk (“Nocturnal Scenes ‘Round About Midnight”).
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