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Vieaux, Going for Baroque with Metheny's Jazz

Vieaux, Going for Baroque with Metheny's Jazz

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Jason Vieaux lists the great writers for guitar as Bach, half-a-dozen Spanish composers... and jazz great Pat Metheny. Recently Vieaux turned a set of Metheny tunes into 18th-century dances. Vieaux joins Fred Child in NPR's studio 4A to talk about remaking jazz so it sounds baroque. And Vieaux plays two of his Metheny transformations: a gigue, and a gavotte and double.

Vieaux, Going for Baroque with Metheny's Jazz

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