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MP3 Michael Davis - A Warm Smile

Solo 7string guitar playing standards and original intricate and haunting compositions of jazz,Brazilian jazz and more, for the electric and nylon 7string guitar.

12 MP3 Songs in this album (49:58) !
Related styles: JAZZ: Contemporary Jazz, EASY LISTENING: Background Music

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Michael Davis is a solo 7-string guitarist specializing in finger style jazz, pop, originals and Brazilian jazz. His solo guitar sounds are at times like a conversation between a bass player and guitarist. The seven-string guitar allows Michael to play bass lines, chords and melody simultaneously. His original composition "A Warm Smile" will be features in the Dec 2008 Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine.(issue#68)

Michael puts his heart and soul into his playing; it is obvious he loves what he does. Whether playing standards or original compositions; he plays with immense feeling and expression. His arrangements; sometimes light, but more often intricate and haunting are a seamless blend of jazz, pop and Latin influences. His choice of harmonic color gives standards a refreshing update. His compositions range from jazz and pop to sambas and bossa nova. The process is always on-going but Michael strives for a new approach and is continually searching for new sounds.

Michael is also a competent and committed author and teacher. His first book, The Contemporary Christian Guitarist, is a vital part of the guitar curriculum of many colleges throughout the U.S. The purpose of the book is to offer the student a progressive approach to learning the guitar. With the exception of the traditional hymns and gospel songs used; Michael wrote all of the duets and exercises. It''s a book designed for self-study, private lessons and classroom instruction; it includes a play along CD. His new book of hymns and originals titled "A Quiet Reflection" will be available soon.

Michael''s music has been played on select radio stations across America. He has written for cable television, recorded several albums including: solo guitar, guitar and orchestra and a Christmas album, Snowfall, with the Timeless Quintet. A book of arrangements from the CD, Snowfall, has been published by Lorenz Music, and is available in bookstores.

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