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Mateus Starling is a Brazilian guitar player and composer that offers a distinctive voice to the world of jazz-fusion guitar. His approach to improvisation, rhythmic concepts and compositions is getting worldwide attention. Graduated from Berklee college of music, majored in performance and recorded his debut CD (Kairos) in 2008 and released it in January 2009. Kairos has been considered one of the best albums in the jazz-fusion genre from the past years. Articles and reviews have been published on the biggest magazines and blogs of music such as: guitar player, cover guitar, axe magazine (Italy), ultimate guitar, all about jazz, and others. At Berklee had great teachers as Mick Goodrick, Hal Crook and David Tronzo. Back in Brasil in 2009 already had the opportunity to play and record with top musicians and producers. Mateus also plays with his group (Mateus Starling quartet) and as a free lancer in live shows and records and write lessons for Brazilian magazine cover guitarra. Since 2009 Mateus start doing video classes with many different approaches for improvisation. Check it out at the link 'lessons'. In the Press: 'With highly developed chops sharpened in varied settings Mateus Starling is a very promising guitarist who thankfully can deliver without having to sound like everyone else'. ALL ABOUT JAZZ (march, 5th, 2009) by Mark F. Turner 'Mateus Starling is part of a new and great generation of musicians. Kairos (debut album) presents great compositions and amazing instrumental executions from this young and talent musician. (guitar player - jun 2009) 'Mateus himself plays well-chosen notes with tremendous feeling. He shows no fear of getting out there when he is improvising, and no ego to limit his ability to demonstrate his delicate touch when the music calls for it'. JAZZ-ROCK-WORLD (JAN 2009) by Rick Calic 'I was literally blown away by this guy, amazing compositions and masterful playing, a true jazz fusion product'. JAZZ-ROCK-FUSION-GUITAR (JAN 2009) by Stan Stapleton Kairos is a compelling and innovative artistic achievement for the young guitarist and his band of remarkable musicians. FUSION MAGAZINE - USA (13th september, 2009) 'If we want to find any similarity to Mateus playing we need to make a great effort cause he has a very unique touch.' (Axe magazine - Italy) 'Mateus Starling, guitar player from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is of those who embrace the idea of many possibilities to fusion by exploring new sonorities, sometimes using dodecaphonist techniques of composition or by using improvisational ways. It is an essential part of his musical personality as you can hear in kairos his first solo album '. (Cover guitar - Brazil)

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Artist: Mateus Starling
Title: Kairos
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 1/23/2009
Label: CD Baby
Product Type: CD
Catalog #: 50208120
UPC: 884502081206
Item #: 142013X


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