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Chromatic Dialogues

by Gustavo Assis-Brasil

contemporary jazz / rock instrumental guitar music
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Gee
3:52 $0.99
2. Always Here (Prenda Minha)
5:20 $0.99
3. C.C.
2:52 $0.99
4. Dialogue 1
1:53 $0.99
5. Olivia
4:30 $0.99
6. S.M.
4:33 $0.99
7. Study 5
1:56 $0.99
8. Dialogue 2
1:44 $0.99
9. Pro Sapo
6:09 $0.99
10. Dialogue 4 (About Allan)
2:23 $0.99
11. Dialogue 3 (Ola Rob)
0:56 $0.99
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Album Notes
Gustavo Assis-Brasil is an accomplished guitarist with a remarkably fluid linear concept and a distinctive, ultra-sophisticated harmonic sense, who also exhibits a fully developed voice as a composer.

~Bill Milkowski
Personnel: Gustavo Assis-Brasil: guitars; Tony Grey: bass; Vardan Ovsepian: piano and synthesizer; José Pienasola: acoustic bass; Mauricio Zottarelli: drums.
Based in Boston, USA, Gustavo Assis-Brasil began playing the guitar at the age of 13. He attended the UFSM, Brazil, to get his bachelor in classical guitar in 1995.

In 1995 he was featured in Guitar Player Magazine - USA (Spotlight session).

In 1999 he received a full scholarship to get his Master Degree In Jazz at Berklee College of Music. He studied with Mick Goodrick, Wayne Krantz, Hal Crook, Ed
Tomassi, Dave Fiucsynski. Gustavo also had master-classes/lessons with Pat Metheny, Frank Gambale, Mike Stern, Dave Liebman, and John Scofield. Gustavo also studied improvisation and composition privately with the late jazz-guru Charlie Banacos and South Indian Carnatic music with Prasanna.

From 2001 to 2006, Gustavo played and toured with the group Dig Trio.

In 2005, Gustavo released the book “Hybrid Picking for Guitar”. This book is the first method entirely dedicated to the art of combining pick and fingers to play the guitar.

In 2008, he released the book “Hybrid Picking Exercises: Single Note Permutations”. Also in 2008, he released a live DVD/CD combo called “In Concert” with original compositions. On that same year, he was invited by ESC Records (Germany) to write and record an arrangement of Steely Dan’s “Aja”, for the album “Maestros of Cool”.

In 2009, Gustavo was invited to participate in the project “Mahavishnu Re-Defined - a Tribute to John Mclaughlin & the Mahavishnu Orchestra” along with other jazz artists.

In 2010, he released his original soundtrack for Brazilian movie “Manhã Tranfigurada”.

In 2011, Gustavo released his third book, “Hybrid Picking Lines and Licks”. Guthrie Govan wrote the foreword for it.

In 2015, Gustavo performed at a TEDx conference in Brazil.

In 2016, he released the album “Chromatic Dialogues”.

Gustavo is the director of the Jazz and Contemporary Music Ensembles and is a faculty member of the Cambridge School of Weston. Also as a teacher, Gustavo taught classes at Berklee College of Music and clinics/master classes at Musicians Institute (MI) and University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA; Berklee College of Music, Boston; UFRGS, UFSM and UPF, Brazil.

Gustavo performed/recorded with Mozik, John Stowell, Esperanza Spaulding, Steve Trovato, Frank Potenza, Richard Smith, Hiromi, Vardan Ovsepian, Tony Grey (John Mclaughlin), John Lockwood, Julio “Chumbinho” Herrlein, Guilherme Barros, Greg Hopkins, Brett Wilmott, Mauricio Zottarelli, Tim Ries (Rolling Stones, Paul Simon, Steve Wonder), Nelson Faria, Jose Pienasola, Nocet, Marina Elali, Hiroaki Honshuku, Dough Johnson, Gilson Schachnik, Zuzo Moussauer, Frank Solari, among others.



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