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Thom Rotella

Thom Rotella

Guitarist Thom Rotella has been recording since 1987, and despite his preference for the electric guitar, most of his previous recordings just came across better on the acoustic instrument.

Now, Rotella’s new release, Can’t Stop, on the Telarc Jazz Zone label, has him back doing what he loves best. “I enjoy the way I’m playing now on the electric strings,” he says. “It’s where I started when I was in my teens. I listened to Wes Montgomery a lot back then, and the sound I’m making now is truer to my roots-to where I came from. And recording more uptempo stuff on this recording made the electric guitar feel totally at home.”

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