Michael Brewin is a notable guitarist, composer, producer, author/writer, historian, and educator.
"The best jazz around:...The Michael Brewin Trio." - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“Michael Brewin is an undiscovered Clapton" - New York Ace
"Fastest moving, leaving rock far behind...a new era.” - Village Voice
“Michael Brewin is a highly regarded jazz musician.” - Willamette Week
"You have a truly unique style on acoustic guitar -- you play with soul and feeling." - Carlos Santana [to Michael Brewin]
"Someday people will be learning your guitar solos.” - guitarist John McLaughlin [to Michael Brewin]
"You're the best guitarist I've ever heard." - guitarist/singer Dan Fogelberg [to Michael Brewin]
“You sure get around on that guitar!” - guitarist Larry Coryell [to Michael Brewin]
"The guitar is the most intimate, warm, and expressive of all the complete instruments (capable of melody, harmony, and rhythm). When the guitarist becomes the instrument through which the real music is played, then the heart dances, and there is joyous fulfillment – GUITARSOUL!"
About the artist: Michael Brewin is a notable musician, composer, author/writer, producer, historian, and educator. A guitar master who can play virtually every style of guitar music, over the years, he has also been professionally associated with some of the world's greatest musicians. Michael Brewin has worked with many jazz musicians, including jazz-blues master Mose Allison, as well as musicians from the bands of Miles Davis, Steely Dan, Diana Ross, Al DiMeola, Pink Martini, Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr., Diana Krall, Ella Fitzgerald, Les McCann, Airto Moreira, Tommy Flanagan, and Dave Brubeck. As a bandleader, he has performed at numerous venues, concerts, and festivals.
In 2018, Michael Brewin's album of diverse compositions for guitar, "GUITARSOUL," was released.
The GUITARSOUL album project:
About the album, GUITARSOUL: GUITARSOUL showcases Michael Brewin’s virtuoso guitar playing on 11 tracks, including 9 original compositions. Playing acoustic, electric, and flamenco guitars, and backed on some tracks by bass, piano, synth, drums, percussion, and also singing on one track, the master of diverse musical styles takes the listener on a beautiful and entrancing, flowing journey of melodious passages. The lovely and varied compositions feature jazz, world music, classical, flamenco, folk, rock, and blues elements – painting a lush sonic landscape with inspired guitar playing. Seven of the album tracks feature some improvisation.
About the tracks: “Ocean of Bliss” is a world music meditation riding on the wave of a bass groove. “Lydian Waltz” is an impressionist jazz waltz with a unique and memorable melody based on the lydian mode (scale), and features guitar and piano solos. Vocal “Morning Song” is a jazzy, folksy, bluesy celebration. “Moresca” melds Spanish and English classical and folk elements. “BreathCatch” soars with riveting electric guitar and piano solos. The melodic “Sharing” evokes Celtic jigs. “Gitano” is a spirited flamenco piece with several sections. “Santi” is an ensemble number that features even and odd time signatures juxtaposed in sections of the head of the tune, and piano, guitar, and bass solos. “Flamenco Passion” is an inspired improvisation based around a recurring theme. The album closes with two classical guitar pieces, the uptempo “Lute Prelude” by J.S. Bach, and Franciso Tarrega’s charming “Caprice Arabe.” Brewin also plays electric bass on several tracks and synthesizer. The special guests include musicians from Pink Martini and Diana Ross' band.
Buy GUITARSOUL downloads at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Guitarsoul-Michael-Brewin/dp/B07GXZGVBZ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1541106965&sr=8-1&keywords=guitarsoul
Buy GUITARSOUL downloads at iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/guitarsoul/1434636693