We recorded our next album in July, 2019. We’re excited about the repertoire: pieces by Phillip Houghton, Robert Beaser, Michael Hedges, Allan Wilcocks (Tilman Hoppstock), Frederick Hand, and Kevin Callahan. Thanks to our fantastic production team: producer, Steve Rodby and audio engineer, Rich Breen. There were seriously good vibes in the studio. We're looking forward to release in a few months. Stay tuned!
We're thrilled to be a part of a newly released recording of the music of Tilman Hoppstock / Allan Wilcocks! A truly unique and wonderful addition to the guitar repertory. Now available at https://www.prim-verlag.de/willcocks-tilman-hoppstock-neu-new
Audiences and reviewers are digging the new Pat Metheny piece! The San Francisco Classical Voice calls it a "stunningly expressive new composition...received by the audience with a standing ovation and rapturous applause."
Read the whole review of our Santa Rosa, CA concert.
Pat Metheny's "Road to the Sun" will have a regular spot in our concert program this year. Come on out and hear this special piece of music! We're touring the U.S. this Spring and Fall, and Europe this summer!
This past September, German virtuoso and composer Tilman Hoppstock came to LA to produce a recording of his “Suite Transcendent” dedicated to LAGQ. Written under his imaginary alter-ego Allan Willcocks, an early 20th c. British Impressionist composer.
With Pat Metheny in attendance, LAGQ played the world premiere of “Road to the Sun” on October 20, 2016 at the Newman Center in Denver. The piece is a major work - six movements in 25 minutes - and runs the expressive gamut. Metheny is one of the world’s most celebrated compositional voices and this piece is a thrilling sampling of his wide-range expression.
Read the DownBeat Magazine review