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Permanent Transition

by Matthew Greif, Dušan Bogdanović & Andrew York

Contemporary classical and improvisatory guitar, featuring duos with Dusan Bogdanovic and Andrew York.
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Diferencias Diferentes
Matthew Greif
5:42 $0.99
2. Introduction and Passacaglia for the Golden Flower
Matthew Greif
8:29 $0.99
3. Blue in Green
Matthew Greif
4:18 $0.99
4. Guitar Talks: No. 1 - Funk in E
Matthew Greif & Dušan Bogdanović
1:52 $0.99
5. Guitar Talks: No. 2 - (Red) Chameleon
Matthew Greif & Dušan Bogdanović
2:13 $0.99
6. Guitar Talks: No. 3 - (Blue) Chameleon
Matthew Greif & Dušan Bogdanović
1:55 $0.99
7. Guitar Talks: No. 4 - A Little Story
Matthew Greif & Dušan Bogdanović
3:37 $0.99
8. Guitar Talks: No. 5 - Shards of Blue
Matthew Greif & Dušan Bogdanović
1:12 $0.99
9. Guitar Talks: No. 6 - Good Stuff
Matthew Greif & Dušan Bogdanović
2:37 $0.99
10. Koyunbaba: I. Moderato
Matthew Greif
3:28 $0.99
11. Koyunbaba: II. Mosso
Matthew Greif
1:36 $0.99
12. Koyunbaba: III. Cantabile
Matthew Greif
3:43 $0.99
13. Koyunbaba: IV. Presto
Matthew Greif
4:21 $0.99
14. Clear Day
Matthew Greif & Andrew York
6:22 $0.99
15. Tennessee
Matthew Greif
16:20 $0.99
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Matthew Greif's critically-acclaimed debut recording, Permanent Transition, features the world premieres of intemationally-influenced modern guitar compositions as well as duo improvisations with Andrew York and Dusan Bogdanovic.

"...creatively inspired...masterful"
Soundboard Magazine

Diferencias Diferentes was "composed for Greif, who executed the piece beautifully...(with) an easy, expressive command."
Los Angeles Times

Throughout the recording, Matthew Greif's playing is superb...a delight to listen to...Greif's performance [of Koyunbaba] ranks among the best I've heard."
Classical Guitar Magazine

"One of the best young classical guitarists around today"
Chet Atkins

"...a pristine performance of Carlo Domeniconi's Koyunbaba."
Guitar Review Magazine Website

Fluid technical command, natural expressivity and a remarkable versatility distinguish guitarist Matthew Greif. Matthew is the newest member of the Grammy-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. He has performed and/or recorded with a wide range of musicians, including classical guitarist Scott Tennant and the legendary Chet Atkins. Previously, Matthew was a member of the Falla Guitar Trio.



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Oscar Rivera

tres magnifique
Permanent transition is exactly that--a transition of a classically trained guitarist into the limitless world of jazz. Beginning with Diferencias Diferentes which was written for him by Dusan Bogdanovic, the transition between verbatim notes required by the composer and Matthew's own improvisations takes the listener on a journey never until now traveled. Some jazz standards as well as free form improv songs follow (some of these are duets with A York and D Bogdanovic) as the middle part of the CD. To close it off is a very well executed Koyunbaba (C Domeniconi) and finally another original composition written for Matt: Tennessee by Miguel del Aguila. This last piece was originally composed on a cheap pawn-shop guitar by Miguel del Aguila, and it is the composer's lone guitar work. However, judging from Matthew's interpretation it sounds like it came from a well versed guitarist. Perhaps it is precisely Greif's touch that gives life to this last piece as well as the rest of the CD. I strongly recommend it to any classical and/or jazz lover.

Annette Köhler

Simply great!!!
Well, Oscar Rivera said it all. I can not explain better.
This CD is one of my favourite CD's. I like it a lot.