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Scarlatti

by Oregon Guitar Quartet

Released 2017
Cube Squared Records
Released 2017
Cube Squared Records
Sixteen beautiful arrangements of Domenico Scarlatti's keyboard works. A project four years in the making, OGQ is proud to present this selection hand picked and arranged by resident composer and arranger, Bryan Johanson.

Guitarra Española - Spanish Guitar Classics

by John C. Mery

Released 2017
Released 2017
Spanish classics for solo guitar.
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John Mery, the critically acclaimed guitarist and member of the Oregon Guitar Quartet, is featured performing Spanish classical guitar favorites on this third solo CD.

Argentina

by John Mery

Released May 25, 2015
Cube Squared
Released May 25, 2015
Cube Squared
Solo classical guitar music from Argentine - featuring music from rural and urban areas. Includes tango favorites and other Argentine dances set for classical guitar. Album has received praise from numerous outlets including the magazine Soundboard
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Review from the Guitar Foundation of America's Soundboard Magazine, Vol. 41, No. 3 2015
Works by Fleury, Gardel, Piana, Piazzolla and Guastavino. Cube Squared Records C2R-607, 2015
John Mery's Argentina is a beautiful traversal of music from that country. His selection cover styles from the most traditional - singer Carlos Gardel and bandeneonista Anibal Troilo - to more recent figures such as Piazzolla. Along the way we get fascinating sets of the works of Carlos Guastavino, undeservedly less …
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Tango Guitar: El Que Me Quieras

by John C. Mery

Released 2012
Released 2012
Solo guitar arrangement of Carlos Gardel's famous tango cancion "El dia que me quieras" arranged and performed by John C. Mery.
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Solo guitar arrangement of Carlos Gardel's famous tango cancion "El dia que me quieras" arranged and performed by John C. Mery.

Revirado

by Tango Pacifico

Released 2010
Furbco
Released 2010
Furbco
Portland-based quintet Tango Pacifico recreates the music of Argentine tango master Astor Piazzolla with their own stylistic flair. This CD is a fusion of jazz, classical, latin, tango, world, and avant garde influences.
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All the group’s members, including San Francisco bandoneón player Adrian Jost, veteran multifaceted guitarist John Mery and pianist Mika Sunago, have studied this music at the source. (These CD release performances will also feature soprano Janice Johnson and dancers Rebecca Rorick Smith and Mike Naus.) The quintet expertly handles the tricky rhythms and shifting imagery of “Escualo” (which mimics the darting moves of its namesake, the shark) and the title track (which means “…
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Ave Maria (Acoustic) - Single

by John C. Mery

Released 2010
Released 2010
Beautiful acoustic version of Piazzolla's Ave Maria. Guitars, Mandolin and Bass arranged and performed by John C. Mery
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Beautiful acoustic version of Piazzolla's Ave Maria. Guitars, Mandolin and Bass arranged and performed by John C. Mery

Ave Maria - Electric - Single

by John C. Mery

Released 2010
Released 2010
Electric version of Piazzolla's Ave Maria. Guitars, Mandolin and Bass arranged and performed by John C. Mery
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Electric version of Piazzolla's Ave Maria. Guitars, Mandolin and Bass arranged and performed by John C. Mery

Solo Guitar

by John C. Mery

Released 2008
Released 2008
A collection of beautiful classical guitar solos from the Americas and Europe
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some recent praise for John's playing:

“…exquisite work…” Catherine Thomas, The Oregonian, March 14, 2007

“...expressive live playing …” Willamette Week, March 14, 2007

“…excellent video of performance…” PBS From the Top at Carnegie Hall – season 2 episode 2

“…estimable…” Willamette Week, October 22, 2008

John Mery's background is quite intriguing: he was born in Santiago, Chile, grew up in the US and has lived and studied music in Europe. John began playing the guitar at an early age and, like most guitar players, …
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