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Dave Knife Fabris

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Dave Knife Fabris

The music of guitarist David Fabris has been steeped deeply in an eclectic pool of influences... His new CD, Lettuce Prey (Great Winds/Musea), is music that is supported equally by the three legs of Rock, Jazz and Classical. It has the guts and glory of rock heroes like Jimi Hendrix (whose tune, Angel, is featured as a guitar solo on this CD). It possesses the surprise and intrigue of Jazz improvisation (like Ornette Coleman's Sadness - presented here in a jazz quintet format). Lastly, it exudes the intricacy and depth of contemporary Classical music - Ives, Prokofiev, and Khatchaturian are among the composers presented here. But the intent is for the styles to coalesce...that the heavy guitar bass and drum treatment of Ginastera's String Quartet No. 2, for example, maintains the sublimation of the original while making the listener pump their fist in the air! 

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Dave Knife Fabris, Lettuce Prey (Musea, 2014) Ran Blake/Dave Knife Fabris, Vilnius Noir (NoBusiness, 2011) Pittsburgh Collective, Live At The Knitting Factory (Oxingale, 2007) Ran Blake/Dave Knife Fabris, Indian Winter (Soulnote, 2005) Ran Blake, Horace Is Blue (Hatology, 2000) Ran Blake, Something To Live For (Hatology, 1999)

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Primary Instrument:
Guitar

Location:
New York, NY

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Testimonials

“Some teachers take all the potential of fun and turn it into scales and hard work. You, however, basically show me things I want to learn, and then show me how they fit into scales and theories. I find this interesting and cool how many things work out.”
Ryan, Berklee College Of Music, Boston MA

“Dave is doing a great job coaching (the Jimi Hendrix ensemble) – excellent musical input and direction without stifling anyone’s expression…in this ensemble I have been reconnecting with the joy of performing for music’s sake, not to ‘toot one’s own horn’.”
Ilona Tipp, New England Conservatory, Boston MA

“Guitar lessons always gave me something to look forward to…That was something I needed and, believe me, positivity alone can leave a lasting impression on a person in a half hour."
April, Woodside Music Studio, Park Ridge NJ

Find more details on my website http://davefabris.com/teaching-guitar.html

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