“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). For the past 10 years, in addition to his recording and performing schedule, Jeff has been teaching jazz guitar, music theory, music history, and directing and writing music for the jazz guitar ensemble and jazz combo at Wheaton College in Norton, MA. Jeff also teaches jazz guitar and directs and writes music for the guitar ensemble at Stonehill College in Easton, MA. Previously, Jeff 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.