Jeffrey Briggs | Music for Guitar & Cuatro

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Music for Guitar & Cuatro

by Jeffrey Briggs

Classical, flamenco, Latin American, and ragtime guitar solos - as well as an original piece for the Venezuelan cuatro - recorded with natural reverb in a church. Peaceful, lyrical, celebratory, and moving.
Genre: Classical: Traditional
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Paduana Hispanica - Anonymous
1:38 $0.99
2. Fantasia del Primer Tono - Luis de Narvaez
1:50 $0.99
3. Fantasia - Miguel de Fuenllana
2:31 $0.99
4. Pavana - Diego Pisador
1:44 $0.99
5. Pavana - Luis Milan
2:46 $0.99
6. Fantasia - Luis Milan
3:44 $0.99
7. Romanesca - Alonso de Mudarra
1:18 $0.99
8. Prelude - Santiago de Murcia
1:39 $0.99
9. Allegro - Santiago de Murcia
1:08 $0.99
10. Tarleton's Resurrection - John Dowland
1:23 $0.99
11. Polish Dance - Anonymous
1:33 $0.99
12. Largo - Antonio Vivaldi
5:17 $0.99
13. Cuatro Solo - Jeffrey Briggs
1:50 $0.99
14. Homenaje a Falú - Jeffrey Briggs
1:47 $0.99
15. Sarabande - Jeffrey Briggs
3:01 $0.99
16. Vals - Jeffrey Briggs
2:21 $0.99
17. Song for my Mother - Jeffrey Briggs
1:35 $0.99
18. Tampico Stomp - Jeffrey Briggs
1:51 $0.99
19. Backwoods Boogie - Jeffrey Briggs
1:58 $0.99
20. Flea Dance - Jeffrey Briggs
1:35 $0.99
21. Flamenco Samba - Jeffrey Briggs
3:56 $0.99
22. Andaluz - Jeffrey Briggs
4:29 $0.99
23. Cancion del Prisionero - Traditional
4:04 $0.99
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Album Notes
Jeffrey Briggs
Guitarist & Composer (ASCAP)
Classical, Flamenco, & Latin American Music
(310) 839-3580
8905 West 24th St, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Jeffrey Briggs is a classical and flamenco guitarist, and also plays Latin American music on the guitar, the Venezuelan cuatro, and the Andean charango. He has studied with flamenco guitarist Juan Serrano, Nubian oud player Hamza el Din, and Argentinian charango virtuoso Jaime Torres.

He has performed on radio and televison, including appearances on the Spanish-language television network Univision and international broadcasts from Argentina, as well as composing and recording film and TV soundtracks
for NBC’s Starting Over, the Independent Film Channel’s Film School, and the Sí channel of Mexico. He also has appeared on KPFK radio in Los Angeles.

He played guitar in the critically acclaimed musical Twist of Fate at the Tiffany Theatre, winner of 5 awards from the LA Drama Critics Circle and the LA Weekly, including Best Musical of 1995, and composed and performed music for The Bullfight, a play by Venezuelan writer Rodolfo Santana the Stages Theatre Center in Hollywood in 2000.

He has recorded with the Twist of Fate band, Josh Cruze (Banditos de Amor), John Avila (Oingo Boingo), and other artists; and played at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Hollywood and Highland Center, Cinegrill, Viva Madrid, Holly Street Bar & Grill, Angelique Cafe, Olé LA, John O’Groats, Cafe Boriquén, Twin Palms, and Luna Negra in the Los Angeles area, the Four Seasons Resort in Santa Barbara, Cafe Sevilla in San Diego, and has performed at Cornell, Ohio State, Denison, and Capital universities, as well as UCLA, Cal State LA, Cal State Irvine, Western College, the Claremont Colleges, and Cypress College, the Mulholland and Beverly Hills Tennis Clubs, and the Miramonte Winery in Temecula.

Briggs has also recorded with Iranian tar player Kamil Alipour and Israeli musician/composer Smadar Galor.

Briggs is also an independent video producer, writer, photographer, and graphic artist. Born in Ithaca, N.Y., he has a BA in anthropology from Cornell University, an MA in anthropology from the University of Michigan, and an MFA in film from Ohio University; and has taught photography at Cornell University, film production at Denison University, and television production at Capital University. He was photography critic for the Columbus Dispatch for 7 years.

El Charanguero, his video documentary about Argentinian musician Jaime Torres, has aired on PBS stations throughout the United States, and is being distributed internationally.

Before coming to Los Angeles in 1995 Briggs was leader of the Latin American band Sangría, which performed throughout the Midwest. He has also accompanied a number of flamenco dancers and dance classes.



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