Michael Maguire | Guitar to the Power of Seven

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Guitar to the Power of Seven

by Michael Maguire

A Trio of One. To the listener, there's an accomplished bassist - walking through the changes, piano-like vamping setting the mood and guitar solos while a seasoned jazz vocalist interprets classic jazz standards.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. L'il Darlin
4:48 album only
2. Ain't She Sweet
5:05 album only
3. In The Mood
3:44 album only
4. On A Slow Boat To China
4:54 album only
5. Basin Street Blues
5:02 album only
6. In A Mellow Tone
3:41 album only
7. Do Nothin\' Till You Hear From Me
6:12 album only
8. Just Friends
4:14 album only
9. Love For Sale
8:05 album only
10. Pennies From Heaven
3:48 album only
11. Tuxedo Junction
3:48 album only
12. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
6:21 album only
13. Is You I Or Is You Ain\'t
5:02 album only
14. Days Of Wine And Roses
5:46 album only
15. She Is The Reason
2:50 album only


Album Notes
I started in music at age 9. I wanted to play the violin, and at that time the public school system would give you a violin to use and charge you 25 cents per lesson. The only problem was you had to pass an ear test. They played a very scratchy 78 rpm record and ask you to tell them if there was a difference in the two tones they played or were the two tones the same. Well, I couldn’t tell. There was too much noise come from the record for me to tell, so I failed. I was devastated, I wanted to play the violin and I believed the people that passed just guessed luckier that me.

At that time the Ontario Conservatory was selling lessons door to door. They too were giving kids aptitude tests in there living room and of course every kid passed. I had a choice, either an Accordion or a Hawaiian Guitar. I chose the guitar; at least it looked like a violin. I studied hard, practiced and got good enough to win a few contests, however by that time I was a teenager and I wanted to play Rock and Roll and the Steel Guitar just wouldn’t cut it. I was an assistant teacher by this time and told my father I wanted to buy a Spanish Guitar, and asked him to pay for the lessons. He smiled and said “no, I will buy the guitar you pay for the lessons”. I thought this was a great deal, boy; was I wrong, I did take some lessons then got into a rock band with some friends, made some money, thought I knew all there was to know about music and didn’t take another lesson until I was 25.
Around that time I was introduce to Gordon Delamont. I studied with Gordon for 9 years privately in his home studio the crowning achievement of those lessons was a published film score for Cinron Productions that Gordon helped me with. Even more important than that was his referral to Tony Bradan. About a year after starting with Gordon I mentioned I needed a guitar teacher and he said he would talk to his good friend Tony Bradan on my behalf. I studied with Tony for 10 years until he retired to Vancouver. If he was still alive and in Toronto, I would still be studying from him.

Now I teach what they taught me with a little of me thrown in and play a 7 string guitar, which I built with a lot of help from a good friend and student Charles Tauber.

The story is on going and I learn a little more every day and even more than a little on the days I teach.



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