My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama MEETS Bodies Electric Two Guitar Quartets Meet Wes Montgomery Centennial
“I never practice my guitar. From time to time I just open the case & throw in a piece of raw meat.” –Wes Montgomery (March 6, 1923 – June 15, 1968)
For Immediate Release – New York, NY – On February 27th at 7pm, Composers Concordance brings together two exceptional guitar quartets to premiere new compositions and to celebrate the centennial of the iconic guitarist Wes Montgomery. Featured on the program are the ensembles My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama: Bruce Arnold, Greg Baker, Jane Getter, and Gene Pritsker – guitars, and Bodies Electric: William Anderson, John Chang, Adam Negrin, and Kyle Miller – guitars.
Newly commissioned by Composers Concordance, with the support of a grant from New York State Council on the Arts, ‘Evanesce’ by composer Jane Getter will be premiered. Send-ups to Wes Montgomery and Frank Zappa, by Bruce Arnold and Gene Pritsker, will also be featured, plus compositions by Willam Anderson, Greg Baker, Frank Brickle, Dan Cooper, Kyle Miller, Alba Potes, and Amanda Sedgwick.