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Michael Newman and Laura Oltman play Asturias. Produced by Guy Traviss.

Concert Reviews, Recording Reviews & Headlines

  • Mark Small @Acoustic Guitar Review : January/February 2021
    Newman & Oltman haven’t lost a beat after four decades together. This vinyl audiophile LP is yet another high-water mark for the outstanding New York–based duo.
  • The New York Times
    ``Fresh, Hot and Headed for Fame.``
  • The Los Angeles Times
    ``Guitar Duo Shows Rare Prowess.``
  • Anchorage Daily News
    ``Guitar Duo dazzles with grace, precision.``
  • The Los Angeles Times
    ``The duo played with supple, integrated phrasing and a welcome sense of dynamic contrast. Their program offered variety, substance and originality.``
  • The New Jersey Star Ledger
    ``The standing ovation was probably the loudest noise to ever happen in rural Clinton.``
  • Albuquerque Journal
    ``The program's variety and their matchless technique gave the audience much to enjoy.``
  • St. Louis Post Dispatch
    ``Let's hear it for inventive programming! Newman and Oltman played in dead-center tune and developed phrases unanimously. The sound from both guitars was perfectly balanced and mellow. Technical feats came off without a hitch.``
  • The Washington Post
    ``A revelation to hear.``
  • The New York Times
    ``Their duet recordings reveal a finely blended sound and true unity of timbre and style.``
  • Billboard
    ``A reference standard.``
  • CD Review
    ``They perform with absolute ensemble precision. Dynamic changes are carefully worked out and are marvelously executed.``
  • Guitar Player Magazine
    ``The Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo's Tango Suite! CD boasts beautifully realized performances. Highlight: A hyper-charged reading of Astor Piazzolla's splendid Tango Suite.``
  • Stereo Review
    ``A gorgeous, noiseless, perfectly produced disc with elegant musical results.``
  • On The Air Magazine
    ``Newman and Oltman are true musical explorers, and their performances are as electrifying as their choice of repertoire. Eight of the tracks are world premiere recordings, and they're all major additions to the two-guitar repertoire.``
  • Guitar Player Magazine
    ``A playful sense of dialogue that's well balanced, precisely executed, and tonally sublime.``

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