He would later appear with British classical guitarists like John Williams and Julian Bream
, the late and supremely gifted Paco de Lucia, but at one 60s guitar showcase gig, at the Royal Festival Hall, he played in the unlikely setting alongside Bert Jansch and Jimi Hendrix
His work has been recorded by many musicians, including John Williams and Julian Bream
Dead set on popularising classical guitar as his heroes John Williams W and Julian Bream
had done 30 years previously, he began recording a series of albums.
Time was when John Williams and Julian Bream
were the superstars of the classical guitar world.
His approach to jazz is also heavily informed by classical and South American genres and players such as Julian Bream
and Baden Powell, as is evident on his 2009 album, Until It's Time, where classical themes by Beethoven and Antonio Lauro feature alongside choice standards by Bacharach and Mancini.
I have had the privilege and pleasure of attending concerts at St David's Hall given by John Williams, Julian Bream
and Andres Segovia, three supreme musicians who did their talking through the music they played on their guitars.
After listening to live guitar concerts, they can turn to recordings of legendary guitar masters like Andres Segovia, John Williams, Julian Bream
and David Russell, who remain on top of my list.
After winning Ivor Mairants Award and the Julian Bream
Prize, he scored his first record deal with Deutsche Grammophon as the first classical guitarist signed by the label in many years.
With which two instruments did Julian Bream
Who composed the soundtrack for the film The Empire Strikes Back: Julian Bream
or John Williams?
Featuring Yehudi Menuhin, Julian Bream
, Iona Brown, Ralph Kirshbaum, Yvonne Kenny, John Shirley-Quirk, Carmen de Sautoy.
In my youth I fell in love with Julian Bream
, listened for dreamy hours to his gently plucked guitar until, bored of slow romantic, transferred my allegiance to a Spanish chap (can't remember his name) who fired my enthusiasm with more frantic, wild, passionate pieces.