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ABC Music Signs Jazz Guitarist Albare


ABC Music is pleased to announce the signing of jazz guitarist, ALBARE to the label for Australia and New Zealand. The legendary German jazz label, ENJA will continue to release Albare’s catalogue for the rest of the world.

Albare’s latest album, titled ‘The Road Ahead’, will be released through ABC Music in November 2013.

‘The Road Ahead’ was recorded in New York earlier this year, receiving glowing reviews and Jazz Chart success since its international release through ENJA. The release features a new line up of musicians:  Melbourne-based pianist Phil Turcio, Cuban bassist Yunior Terry and Venezuelan drummer Pablo Bencid.

What the media is saying about ALBARE:

Airy and melodic throughout, it atmospherically embraces the fusion era of the 60s and 70s with grace, intelligence, mellifluous sinuousness, and a raft of influences ranging from Martino to Szabo to Metheny to Akkerman to Jan Schaeffer.” -  FAME, August 2013.

“Albare’s sextet of jazz musicians from all around the world complemented his unique playing perfectly, and left the capacity crowd utterly (Melbourne Recital Centre) frothing.” - VULTURE Magazine, June 2013

“Modern jazz guitar in the United States has become somewhat predictable. Only a handful of artists are venturing post the accepted norms... Albare comes to us via Australia but brings an exciting if not eclectic mix of   influences to the more mainstream lyrically oriented contemporary genre that is so prevalent in this country.” - NOTJUSTJAZZ, July 2013. (USA)

“Music by the group led by Albare Dadon is quite a bit more exciting than the work of fellow guitarist Earl Klugh on these two albums. But both recordings are good looks at work on the six-string instrument. Albare's “The Road Ahead” is a Pat Metheny-tinged look at world-music-flavored jazz done by a quartet.” - Tribune Review, August 2013 (USA)

" really is like Wes Montgomery riding the space shuttle that’ll take us to Mars." - Midwest Record Review, July 2013 (USA)

“… Albare spikes virtuosic guitar playing with a world of influences.” - Capital Bop November 2012 (USA)

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