Walter Rodrigues, Jr | My Favorite Hymns Vol.1

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My Favorite Hymns Vol.1

by Walter Rodrigues, Jr

Hymns for Solo Jazz Guitar
Genre: Spiritual: Instrumental Gospel
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1. Everybody Ought To Know
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2. Just a Closer Walk With Thee
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3. Amazing Grace
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2:16 album only
4. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
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5. What a Friend We Have In Jesus
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6. Better Days Ahead
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7. How Great Thou Art
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8. Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Jazz guitariist Walter Rodrigues, Jr. debuts his first solo album featuring traditional hymns arranged for solo jazz guitar.


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Edwin Rodriguez

Best Christian Jazz Music
I love this CD. Walter Rodriguez (we are not related) is the Joe Pass of christian jazz guitarist. His playing is at the level of any jazz master guitarist out there. The selection fo songs on this CD is from "OLD SCHOOL". He play this tunes with such a master skill and unique style. He brings all this songs back to life. You don't have to be a christian to enjoy such a wonderful CD. This is for those who likes great music and appreciate great artist like Walter Rodriguez.

Tochi Anu

Gospel According to Guitar
I have listened to many CDs of guitarists arranging hymns for the guitar and I can say without a shadow of a doubt that this is the absolute best I have ever heard. It is 100% solo guitar and the arrangements contain a freshness which engages the mind and keeps you hooked as a listener from start to finish. Stylistically, it harks back to players of the calibre of Earl Klugh and Joe Pass with the melodic jazz lines. As an aspiring guitarist, I look for those to influence my own style of playing and in this cd, I have definitely found that inspiration. I hope to be able to arrange this well. The only criticism I could possibly have for the CD is that it feels too short! However I hope that volume 2 comes soon with more inspirational music and beautiful melodic arrangements! Keep up the good work Walter and God Bless you!

Vin

God-Given Talent
After watching Walter Rodriquez' youtube videos for a couple of months I decided I had to have his music in my car, so I purchased "My Favorite Hymns: Vol. 1." What a blessing! While everything already written by the reviewers below is certainly true, I appreciate Walter for his humility, which is as great as his talent. It is truly rare to experience someone with such technical expertise, a soul full of music, and a heart for God. I look forward to Volume 2.

Bruce McNeel

Reverence for Music
This is a wonderful CD. Walter obviously has a reverence for music. The arrangements are fresh, clean and inventive..and they swing! It's a treat to hear these familiar hymns in a jazz setting..and treated with such respect! The melody lines are always clear and the improvisation is always right on and musical. This is a near perfect album. I can't wait for the next one!

Dan Fincher

Gospel Jazz
This guy is fantastic. Just listen to "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and you'll see what I mean. Tasteful, flawless, and fun--what more could you ask for?

Joseph Ho

soothing to my ears
I stumbled on Walter's youtube videos by accident, then I immediately decided that I had to buy the CD. I have grown up singing hymns, and listening to these arrangements really brought back some good old memories! Walter, keep up the good work for the Lord! God bless!

Jim Mullen

Favorite Guitarist
I come home from work, put on this CD and everything is good. His gift of conveying familiar hymns and giving them interest and added appreciation is wonderful. Can't wait for Volume 2