April-May 2008

Vol. 12, No. 6: April-May 2008
CDs Still Significant In A Digital World
Availability And Quality Of Downloadable Music Still An Issue

Welcome to the April edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. Guitarists and bands around the world continue to churn out releases in the CD format, realizing the sound quality of downloaded songs is still not up to the standards of a discriminating guitar music lover who listens on something other than earbuds. To illustrate, we've just added a total of 34 new releases to the site, including instrumental CDs by Eric Wollman, Cyril Achard Trio, Livio Lamonea, Paul Speer, John Westmoreland, 7for4, Peter Williams, Ottmar Liebert, Mimmo Langella, Cuthead, Steve Langemo, Ciro Manna, Ben Kuzay, Michael Landau, Adrian Galysh, Carlos Lichman, George Bellas, Marco Sfogli, Alberto Rigoni, Joshua Walker, Beck/Abercrombie, Matt Rae, Technical Info, Tony Flores, Jim Stubblefield, Electromagnets, Bill Hart, Ino Kang, Keith Miller, Matt Cafissi and Joe Satriani. You can now listen to and order 1940 instrumental releases by 1143 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).

Martin Schmidt
Martin Schmidt

I`m more interested in songs than in players. I love the last Coldplay album, because there`s great melody. There`s new guys like Derek Trucks and Joe Bonamassa, who really play well and say something emotional.

Guglielmo Malusardi
Guglielmo Malusardi

I love live performances. If they come out well, they capture the beauty of improvisation. That is one of the things that I love about music and this band, the moments of improvisation that change from gig to gig are wonderful.