the amsterdam recordings

by Az Samad

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"Az Samad is fast developing a unique and spell-binding solo guitar style, rooted in a love of melody and sophisticated harmonic language. His first solo electric guitar album “The Amsterdam Recordings” has, for me, echoes of Pat Metheny’s more recent solo output, with the added attraction that it is all improvised. There is a gorgeous contemplative feel to the recordings, with Love is a Scooter (great title) being a stand-out track. A great album, and I hope the first of many!"

-Dylan Kay, Professional Guitarist & Educator, Auckland, New Zealand

All tracks are solo electric fingerstyle guitar improvisations.
Recorded 04 July 2012 in Amsterdam, Netherlands


released 04 July 2012

Music, recording & album art by Az Samad

Performed on a William Jeffrey Jones Proteus Electric Guitar



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Az Samad Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Guitarist-composer Az Samad has performed in the United States, Austria, Spain, Germany, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia. He's recorded 21 CDs (ten of which are his solo releases) and has worked with Grammy winners Flaco Jimenez and Max Baca. He's also been on faculty at Berklee College of Music's Summer Guitar Session and taught workshops at Wesleyan University and Freight & Salvage. ... more

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