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Bruce Eisenbeil

Bruce Eisenbeil is a composer, improviser, and guitar instrumentalist who has dedicated his life to the advancement of modern guitar techniques through the growth and evolution of modern improvised music. He has 6 CD's released and has performed throughout North America, Japan, Germany, Brasil, and at many festivals. Eisenbeil has performed, recorded and collaborated with some of the best musicians in the world.

Although Eisenbeil was born in Chicago, he grew up in Plainfield, NJ which is where he began playing the guitar when he was 4 years old. He has been performing professionally since he was 15. Mostly self-taught, he studied with a few great teachers including Joe Pass, Howard Roberts, Joe Diorio, and Dennis Sandole (teacher of John Coltrane and Pat Martino).

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”About as revolutionary as music can actually get.” ~ The Wire

”One of the most unique jazz guitarists to emerge in decades.” ~ Harvey Pekar, JazzTimes

”Strikingly original.” ~ Downbeat

”Outrageously exciting.” ~ Ben Watson

”Disarmingly hypnotic.” ~ Derek Taylor, All About Jazz

”a matchless voice” ~ Jazzreview.com

”This guitarist often sounds as if he's disassembling the instrument. He isn't; he's breaking down preconceived notions of harmony, melody, rhythm, and sound itself - and the effort can be as exhilarating as the results.” ~ FRANCIS DAVIS, VILLAGE VOICE 2006

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Albums

Solar Forge
Solar Forge
ESP Disk
2009
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Solar Forge
Solar Forge
ESP Disk
2008
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Carnival Skin
Emerald Green Sound
2007
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Inner Constellation, Volume One
Inner Constellation,...
NEMU Records
2007
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Inner Constellation Volume 1
Inner Constellation...
NEMU Records
2007
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Carnival Skin
Carnival Skin
NEMU Records
2006
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