Calling Gyan Riley a “contemporary classical guitarist” is a vast oversimplification. His primary instrument is the nylon string guitar associated with classical guitarists, and he surely plays a lot of music that employs the virtuoso technique of the field. But he is also associated with jazz, world musics and improvisation–to name a few areas–all melded into a unique vision of 21st century guitar music. Expect the exquisite!
“Gyan Riley is a one-man American-music machine, amicably ranging across the fields of jazz, world music, and post-minimalism.” The New Yorker