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Alex Machacek

Born in 1972, Machacek grew up in Vienna, where he began studying classical guitar at the age of eight and continued for six years. While his early interest in guitar outside the classical field tended toward rock (Queen, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden), he later gravitated toward jazz, with a particular interest in jazz guitar great Joe Pass. “I was pretty much a straight ahead player back then because that was what the people played around me. I learned the Great American songbook and just played as much as I could. When I was 13 or 14, somebody gave me a Joe Pass record and I became the biggest Joe Pass fan in the 14th district of Vienna. I fell in love with this guy’s playing.”

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”Alex Machacek's music starts where other music ends.” —John McLaughlin

“Machacek’s remarkable blend of advanced composition, masterful technique, and total musicality makes [sic], quite simply, an instant classic that transcends genre-typing, and one of the best records of the year.” —John Kelman, AllAboutJazz.com

“Over the course of a whole lifetime as a passionate observer and chronicler of the music scene, with a particularly keen interest in guitarists of all stripes, I have been blown away innumerable times by extraordinary players who bring something remarkable and personal to the table

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Albums

FAT: (Living the Dream)
FAT: (Living the...
Abstract Logix
2016
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Gary Husband & Alex Machacek - NOW
Gary Husband & Alex...
Abstract Logix
2013
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FAT
FAT
Abstract Logix
2012
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24 Tales
24 Tales
Abstract Logix
2010
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Improvision
Improvision
Abstract Logix
2007
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[Sic]
[Sic]
Abstract Logix
2006
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