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Joe Brent - Solo

By Mandolin Cafe
February 6, 2011 - 9:30 pm

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Joe Brent - Solo

Joe Brent - Solo

New York, N.Y. — Mandolin virtuoso Joe Brent has released an EP recording of four tracks, all played solo with selections by Animal Collective, The Flaming Lips, and Dan Cho.

25% of the proceeds from this album go to the family of Dan Cho, a brilliant cellist who passed away in 2010 in Switzerland while there to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Hailed internationally for his virtuosity and and fluency across several genres, Joseph Brent has been instrumental in bringing the mandolin into the 21st century.

As a classical musician, he has given solo recitals and workshops across Europe, Asia, and North and South America, while maintaining an active career as a symphonic and chamber musician. Simultaneously, his performances with The Joe Brent Quartet and pop singer/songwriter Regina Spektor have earned him worldwide acclaim as an improvisational and rock musician of unparalleled versatility.

Mr. Brent is currently on faculty at Mannes College The New School For Music in New York City, the first and only mandolinist on faculty at a major American conservatory.

Selections:
Summertime Clothes
Slow Motion
Race For The Prize
The Surface

Additional information:
Purchase: from artist web site
Purchase: from CDBaby

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