Listen to interviews and more from well known classical guitarists.

These are my personal recordings for fair use and educational purpose. I don’t own the copyright. – Ron Payne

Martin Taylor

Martin Taylor Interview

Side A
Length 31:12


Martin Taylor, MBE is a British jazz guitarist who has performed in groups, guitar ensembles and as an accompanist. He is best known for his solo fingerstyle performances, in which he provides bass and chordal accompaniment in addition to a melody.

Martin Taylor

Martin Taylor Interview

Side B
Length 31:12

John Williams Profile A

John Williams Interview

Length 1:03:05


John Christopher Williams (born 24 April 1941) is an Australian-born British classical guitarist renowned his interpretation and promotion of the modern classical guitar repertoire. He is noted for a technique that is often described as perfect.

Charlie Byrd (September 16, 1925 – December 2, 1999) was an American guitarist. His earliest and strongest musical influence was Django Reinhardt. Byrd was best known for his association with Brazilian music, especially bossa nova.

Flavio Cucchi. One of the most renown and admired Italian guitarists, Cucchi has given hundreds of recitals in Europe, America, Asia and Australia in addition to participating in radio and TV shows for the some of the biggest world-wide broadcasting corporations (the BBC, RAI, ZDF, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Televisa Mexico, Television Corporation of Singapore, Radio Praga, and others).

Barney Kessel (October 17, 1923 – May 6, 2004) was an American jazz guitarist born in Oklahoma, USA. Renown for his knowledge of chords and inversions and chord-based melodies, he was a member of many prominent jazz groups as well as a guitarist for studio, film, and television recording sessions.

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