“The “orchestration” is really inventive and the playing is terrific”.
"On A Bunch of Guitars and a Cello talented guitarist/teacher/arranger/composer Jeffrey Cashen pursues a variety of musical styles with vision, passion and profundity."
Randall Parrish: JazzReview.com
"Wow! What a stunning CD ..."
Just Jazz Guitar, February 2010
It's a Lonesome Old Town
Jeffrey Cashen’s new CD, “A Bunch of Guitars and a Cello”, features Jeff’s creative jazz compositions and arrangements for multiple guitars and cello and Jeff’s virtuosic guitar playing. Additionally, this recording uses the talents of four other world-class guitarists and the outstanding playing of cellist Cameron Sawzin. A couple songs are enhanced by percussion and bass. Jeff’s music, while based in jazz, incorporates many styles and is unconfined by musical borders.
Jeffrey Cashen has been a performing guitarist for the past 30 years playing everything from jazz gigs to session work to musical theater. Some of the notable musicians that Jeff has performed and/or recorded with include Joe Piscopo, Howard Roberts, Greg Abate, Dan Morretti, Jennifer Holiday, Ed Spargo, Greg Piccolo, Lynn Anderson, Clay Osborne and The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Porgy & Bess). Since 2000, in addition to his recording and performing schedule, Jeff has been an Assistant Professor of Music in Performance at Wheaton College, located in Norton, MA. At Wheaton, Jeff teaches jazz guitar, music theory (traditional and jazz), music history (introduction to and African-American originals), and directs and writes music for the jazz band and jazz combo. Jeff also teaches jazz guitar and directs/writes music for the guitar ensemble at Stonehill College in Easton, MA. Previously, Jeff has also taught at UMass Amherst,
In a world with a copious number of recordings, Jeffrey Cashen’s “A Bunch of Guitars and a Cello” stands apart, offering a truly refreshing, exhilarating and creative take on the voice of the guitar in jazz or any other genre.