New West Guitar Quartet | Wide Awake

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Wide Awake

by New West Guitar Quartet

By arranging classic jazz standards and exploring original compositions, NWGQ established themselves as a notable jazz group when they were all students at the University of Southern California.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz quartet
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2. California
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3. Wildman From Eugene
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5. Fables Of Faubus
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6. Another Life
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7. Are We There Yet
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8. Materialization
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9. Manresa Manifestations
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10. Be Still
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11. When The Saints Go Marching In
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
What started as a class for individual guitarists became an opportunity
for Perry Smith, John Storie, Brady Cohan, and Matt Roberts to create
a group like none other. In reference to their west coast roots and
passion for new music, the group dubbed themselves the New West
Guitar Quartet (NWGQ).

By arranging classic jazz standards and exploring original
compositions, NWGQ established themselves as a notable jazz group
when they were all students at the University of Southern California.
As music majors, NWGQ collaborated with USC to become the first
group to receive the coveted Thornton Protégé Grant. Since the group
started in 2003 they have performed in major venues throughout
Canada, Japan, Europe and all over the Western United States.

With the release of their second album “Wide Awake” on Art Song
Music, NWGQ focuses to combine the improvisational elements of
jazz with the performance standards of a chamber group. By utilizing
all the colors of the guitar, New West Guitar Quartet creates a new
medium of chamber music.


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Georgia Springer

Wide Awake by New West Guitar
Fabulous music. Fabulous arrangements. Fabulous group of young men. THE BEST! And CD Baby is the ONLY way to get CD's. They are great also.

John O'Connor

Great guitar jazz
This is 4 very talented guitarists actually working as a team rather than as 4 soloists. The arrangements are intelligent and musical and the playing is exceptional. If you love both guitar and jazz, then this is the CD for you. I highly recommend it.

Jacob Looper

Amazing Guitarists!
New West is the best new guitar group around! I have seen them perform twice and I highly reccommend their album.