Edited by Ron Purcell, THE COMPLETE LAURINDO ALMEIDA ANTHOLOGY OF GUITAR SOLOS is an enjoyable musical outing, filled with great guitar solos and precise fingering data. It is the type of book that would make a nice gift for any guitarist.
The spiral bound book has a biography, editors comments and an indepth approach to the composer's original works including such songs as "The Fox" "That Lazy Thing" "Mimi" "Garoto" "Old Time Rag" "Spring in New York" among many others. Also included are many guitar solos transcribed and arranged by Laurindo Almeida. Among these are found "Air" "Meditation from Thais" "Duas Contas" "Two Spanish Folk Songs" "Bossa Californiana" and "The Night and the Sea."
An excellent collection edited by Ron Purcell this book will be a favorite among those who enjoy the work of Laurindo Almeida and his guitar stylings. Laurindo Almeida (Laurindo Jose de Araujo Almeida Nobrega Neto) was born in Santos Brazil on September 2 1917 and died at Sherman Oaks California on July 26 1995.'For jazz fans and jazz musicians who enjoy the guitar work of Laurindo Almeida, this 175 page anthology is an entertaining reference work! Concise, enjoyable, and fun!