*Spectre* - new Mike Baggetta album on Fresh Sound New Talent with...

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  1. mabnotes

    mabnotes Supporting Member

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    I'm happy that my new album is finally out and available! SPECTRE is my 4th release as a leader for the Fresh Sound New Talent label and features Jerome Harris on acoustic bass guitar & Billy Mintz on drums. I am playing electric and my live sampling/looping units. It was recorded and mixed by Aaron Nevezie at the Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, NY, mastering+ by David Torn with artwork by Kio Griffith.

    This album has been selected by the New York City Jazz Record as one of its Recommended New Releases this month, and this trio plays a little bit at the upcoming Alternative Guitar Summit at DROM in NYC on May 11th (associated TGP link here...)

    “NY guitar poet Mike Baggetta's new recording with his potent trio veers daringly and compellingly from patient, elegiac freedom to searing, oozing sludge rock without the slightest hesitation or apology. One cannot resist its myriad charms. Cool!” -Nels Cline, Guitarist

    "This is one of the freshest guitar records I've heard in a long time. Highly recommended!" -Ben Monder, Guitarist

    "His playing is always thoughtful and highly melodic. Guitar fans admire his mastery ... But it's his melodicism as well as extended techniques that mean he projects a strong identity ... The technical proficiency, tonal variety and creativity of 'Spectre' are nonpareil." - Andy Hamilton, Jazz Journal (UK)

    “Mike Baggetta makes stealthy, mysterious music … he’s trying to do something personal with collective improvisation without ever getting in the way of beauty.”
    - Ben Ratliff, The New York Times



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    Carltone Gold Supporting Member

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    I will be buying this in the next few weeks... Thanks for the headsup!!! Love your work!
     
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    Thanks man! Much appreciated...
     
  4. reentune

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    Nice, Mike.
    Congrats!
    Let me know next time you're through here.
     
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    Will do for sure! Thanks man!
     
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    Furilla Odd Bird Gold Supporting Member

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    Holla!
     
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  7. mabnotes

    mabnotes Supporting Member

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    Ha! Wait... What?!
     
  8. Furilla

    Furilla Odd Bird Gold Supporting Member

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    Just expressing my enthusiasm for your record. I'm looking forward to check it out.

    You mean not all of that was evident in the single word "Holla"?

    :)
     
  9. mabnotes

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    ...well thank you Dan! I too shall "holla!" for ARC... did I do that right? ;-)

    ...oh hey also, I'm in a sometimes band with Jeremy Flower, I think you know him or something?
     
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    Furilla Odd Bird Gold Supporting Member

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    Hey! You have correctly "holla'd." Congratulations!

    I don't know Jeremy, but I *love* his record and I know some of the folks who worked on it. It's BRILLIANT.
     
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    Spectre is most Excellent! = Wow, your Guitar Tone is BIGGER than Montana!
    Intelligent compositions with loads of space, and some unbelievably Killer Guitar Playing.
    Absolutely Excellent Audiofile Recording!
    Would love to know what Guitar you are playing?
     
  12. mabnotes

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    Hey there - THANK YOU! for all the kind words and thoughts!
    The guitar is a somewhat interesting customized weirdo Fender Strat (American Deluxe?): Mahogany body, Fralin Big Single Pickups, deep routed trem cavity and neck/nut/fret work by Saul Koll... through a customized Fryette/VHT Pittbull 45
     
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    Carltone Gold Supporting Member

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    ok.... got the download from itunes tonight... can't wait to listen!
     
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    you got the 45 customised, mb?
     
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  15. mabnotes

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    Well, maybe modded is a better term - Torn/Ripple mod! Though I think he also tweaked the reverb when I'd sent it in...?
     

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