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Sganganova

Sganganova

  • By Mark Sganga
  • Release 7/03/2006
  • Music Genre Jazz
  • Media Format CD
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Well-developed, celestial guitar music that really shines, March 14, 2005 Reviewer: J. Ross 'a-music_fan' (Roseburg, OR USA) Mark Sganga is a composer and fingerstyle guitarist who creates a musical melting pot that simmers briskly with world, jazz, Brazilian, klezmer and rock infuences. Keeping the guitar in the forefront, seven of the eleven tracks are shining originals that allow radiant melodies to breathe and evolve with much creative improvisation. Mark also has an immediately appealing vocal style as he sings about such subjects as 'Rio Carnaval,' with a mention of a one-legged man dancing in the street (who also is pictured in the CD's jacket). His inspiration for that song came after seeing an amazing one-legged man leading a samba parade in Rio. Dancing with arms wide, his unbelievable energy and vibe are captured in the song. Many of Sganga's originals appear to be inspired by places he's been -- little musical capsules that evoke the moods of those times and places. As a touring, recording or performing musician, Sganga has appeared with Pete Belasco, Herbie Hancock, Maynard Ferguson, Klezmatics, Jeremy Wall, and L. Subramaniam. I can now see why he's been called 'one of the top guitarists in New York.' Three cuts feature the beautiful violin of Cenovia Cummins, although due to an oversight he's only credited in the liner notes for one. Sganga has assembled masterful rhythm sections. Drums are ably handled by Joel Rosenblatt, Don Gardner, or Warren Odze. The bass is tastefully rendered by Leo Traversa, Freddy Pastore, or Mike Hall. Traversa's powerfully-fluid bass playing on 'Afterglow' is specially noteworthy. Charles Descarfino is credited with percussion on one track. Sganga plays inspiring music without it ever getting too lofty or esoteric. His musical astuteness makes this album a very engaging and glittering entry in the acoustic jazz field. For some well-developed, celestial guitar music that really shines with luster, 'Sganga Nova' is a glistening album. (Joe Ross, Roseburg, OR.)

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Artist: Mark Sganga
Title: Sganganova
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 7/03/2006
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 678334200221

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