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Peppino D’Agostino
Penumbra

  • Penumbra
  • Movimenti Sincronici
  • Peppino Sotto Portico
  • Valse Des Anges
  • Una serata a North Beach
  • Irican
  • Incantation
  • MB Love
  • Jamie’s Smile
  • Sergio
  • Smiling at Each Other
  • The Blue Ocean

To purchase Penumbra

Physical product – CDs available at Amazon or at your favorite retail store.
Digital – Download at AmazoniTunes or your preferred online retailer.

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  1. Irican Peppino D'Agostino 1:30
  2. The Blue Ocean Peppino D'Agostino 1:30
  3. Incantation Peppino D'Agostino 1:30
PEPPINO D’AGOSTINO
Self-taught musician Peppino D’Agostino was born in Italy in the mid-’50s. After seeing his cousin play the guitar, he became obsessed and convinced his mother to buy him a cheap guitar. After only a few lessons, D’Agostino decided that he could teach himself and began learning Italian pop and flamenco songs. By the age of 18, he was reading music and composing solo material. His first album, Bluerba, was released in Italy in 1981 and he soon became known for his incredible technical skill. After he released a few more albums in his country, he immigrated to America to continue pursuing his dream. He was a street musician for a period, before 1993 when his first U.S. album, Close to the Heart, was met with a warm reaction from audiences. His playing earned him the opportunity to release books of his compositions, instructional videos, and a movie soundtrack for the 1997 Italian film Ardena. In 1998, Peppino released the largely acoustic A Glimpse of Times Past on Rykodisc/Polygram, making it his most widely released title in the United States to that point. In 2002 he released Every Step of the Way, a genre-bending collection that touched on everything from flamenco jazz to rustic folk. 2005 saw the release of Bayshore Road, a collaboration with electric virtuoso Stef Burns on Steve Vai’s Favored Nations Entertainment label. Peppino is being played on several dozen radio stations and specialty show both jazz and world music in the U.S. and overseas.

PRESS LINKS

allaboutjazz.com
community.rock.com
shakefire.com
Conta
allaboutjazz.com
criticaljazz.com
jpsmusicblog
antimusic.com

Quotes

“Peppino D’Agostino takes the ambigious term “virtuoso” and gives it substance.”
“A technician of unbridled passion and the artistic soul of a poet is rarely pulled together with some intimacy and grace as it is with Penumbra. A critically acclaimed master has released one of the finest solo recordings for acoustic guitar.”
Brent Black, Critical Jazz

“Penumbra comes alive with all Peppino’s different approaches to the instrument. It takes a dynamic player such as D’Agostino to carry an album with a lone guitar yet he does with compositions that are varied and vibrant – a testimony to why Peppino D’Agostino is a ‘guitarist’s guitarist’.”
Laura Turner Lynch – www.Soundpress.net

“Since arriving in the U.S. over 25 years ago, D’Agostino has been hailed by his peers as one of the best guitar composers in the trade.”



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