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Article by Dan MacDonald

Robert Conti’s Guitar Wizardy Has To Be Heard To Be Believed

By Dan MacDonald

Superman may be faster than jazz guitarist Robert Conti, but he sure doesn’t sound as good.

Conti and his band entertained a gathering of less than 100 people Friday evening at All That Jazz.  The Ponte Vedra guitarist chose the local night spot to debut his new band of young men, all in their late 20s, before taking them on tour this fall.

Conti’s guitar technique is something that has to be heard.  To describe it would leave people thinking, “No one is that good.”

He is.

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1982 Guitar World Magazine

Rediscovered Genius – Guitar World Magazine

By PETE WELDING In the forties it was Charlie Christian; in the fifties Tal Farlow, Jimmy Raney, Johnny Smith and Barney Kessell ; the sixties were the time for Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, Grant Green and Jim Hall; the seventies John Mclaughlin, Larry Coryell and George Benson; most recently AI DiMeola, Earl Klugh and Pat Metheny have flashed into prominence. Every age, it seems, has its jazz guitar heroes-players who have shown us new ways, and occasionally some older ones as well, of using the instrument with exciting, imaginative, resourceful creativity, in turn influencing those who have followed and in …

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