February-March 2005

Vol. 9, No. 5: February-March 2004
February Brings 'Winter Storm' Of New CDs
First Quarter Of The Year Means Plenty Of Great Releases

Welcome to the February edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. January, February and March are the busiest times in the music business, as record labels and independent artists find it beneficial to put out some of their most hotly anticipated material. In fact, we've added 36 releases to the site in the past two months, including instrumental CDs by Tony Hernando, Joop Wolters, Igor Belsky, Charlie Read, Dave Bennett, Paul Johnson, Bitch Boys, Pascal Allaigre, Koji Tsumoto, Akin Eldes, Michael Angelo Batio, Yannis Raptis, Curtis, Windminister, Jam, Tony Spada, Daniel Wentworth, Caterine, Anand, Al Estrada, Randy McStine, Thomas Blug, Danny Gatton, Carl Palmer, Waldon Reed Jr., Steve Saluto, Travis Wittmeyer, Guitar Wars, Hau Ming, Neil Zaza, Vince LuPone, Scott Henderson and Bill Connors. You can now listen to and order 1582 instrumental releases by 890 different artists. Visit the Instrumental Guitar Showcase to browse and listen to all of these dynamic recordings, or check out our recommendations page. If you've released an instrumental project, get all the details about merchandising through Guitar Nine, and decide if it's right for your music (if you've released a guitar-oriented CD with vocals, click here).

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Solo Artist Does It All

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Greasy New Orleans Blues

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Relentless French Progressive Metal

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High-Powered Instrumental Assault

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

Running your own label is the ultimate outlet for creating your music and getting it out to people. The alternative is sitting at home waiting for a call from a "real" label. Believe me, pinning your hopes on someone else making it happen for you is very frustrating and can turn you into a very weird person.

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Swedes Push Virtuosity & Dynamics

Guglielmo Malusardi
Guglielmo Malusardi

When I was a student I worked hard on exercises and all that, but now I just play or rehearse my repertoire...Although I am also still teaching, so I¥m constantly recalling all the old exercises - no way of getting out of them!

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Transplanted Italian Rocks Glasgow

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Looking For The Big Deal

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Blues Rocker Plays It LouD

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Old-School Shred

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Drummer Leads Them Straight Ahead