Leon Muhudinov's "Tasty Guitar Treats" is a collection of guitar arrangements, transcriptions, and original compositions ranging from traditional Spanish and South American pieces to popular jazz and ragtime arrangements to modern classical compositions. Popular pieces include: "Natalia: Vals Venezolano" by Antonio Lauro, "Cajita de Musica", by Francisco Tarrega, "The Entertainer" By Scott Joplin, "Eleanor Rigby" by Lennon/McCartney and "Caravan" by Juan Tizol, Duke Ellington
Leon Muhudinov is an eclectic Composer/Guitarist/Teacher from the NJ/NYC area. A versatile musician, his musical explorations include beautiful classical guitar repertoire, exotic world music, progrock, as well as cinematic scores for film/tv. He is also founder of art The Adventures of Leonid featuring veteran drummer Mad Mike Cullens (Chuck Berry, Mick Taylor). His music can be found on iTunes, CDBaby, and most other stores.
Formed in 2004, The Adventures Of Leonid is a group led by Guitarist/Composer Leon Muhudinov, which features a rotating lineup of friends and great musicians on various projects in the NJ/NYC area.
AOL’s self-titled debut was released in 2005 on Mad Hands Records. The album was acclaimed by fans and critics alike for its eclectic composition, exciting virtuosity, romanticism and quirkiness. Journalist Dmitry Epstein called it “a highly enjoyable record of rare elegance.”
Leon is also prolific composer, writing in a wide range of styles including classical guitar, orchestral, chamber music, and progrock. In 2011, he was featured as a segment composer for the series Project Oliver. An arranger and transcriber of popular songs and piano music for classical guitar, most recent transcriptions include the Beatles’ Eleanor Rigby, as well as Debussy’s Clair de Lune, transcribed for two guitars.
Recently, Leon was selected personally by Roger Taylor, drummer of Queen, as a semi-finalist for their Queen Extravaganza Tour. He also contributed a track to the upcoming Van Halen Tribute album which includes current/former members of Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Yngwie Malmsteen band.
As a performer and recording artist/session musician, Leon's music has been featured internationally on numerous radio stations, podcasts, and film. His versatility as a session guitarist has led to a wide range of studio work and collaborations with some great musicians/projects. 20th Century Guitar Magazine has called him "an artist of some well earned name recognition."
As an experienced and dedicated guitar teacher, Leon keeps a busy schedule teaching students of all ages and levels a wide range of styles.
"Highly enjoyable record of rare elegance" - Dmitry Epstein, journalist
" an aspiring artist worthy of some well-earned name recognition" - 20th Century Guitar Magazine
"Touching on a wealth of guitar stylings-from Les Paul to Segovia and The Beatles-the first half of the 9 track CD offers guitar adaptations of Lennon / McCartney ("Eleanor Rigby"), Scott Joplin, classical guitar master Tarrega and Duke Ellington while part two features a varied round of eclectic Muhudinov originals. With it's eclectic instrumental avant pop-jazz and classical guitar vibes, Tasty Guitar Treats - Assorted is an intriguing CD from an aspiring artist worthy of some well-earned name recognition."
--20th Century Guitar Magazine
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