Concerto No. 1 in G Major for Solo Improvised Acoustic Guitar (2019)by Richard EllisOne man, one guitar. No idea what he'll do.

this album was played by richard ellis on a godin multiac steel spectrum guitar in a single improvised take on 6/28/2019 at spring creek music in louisville, colorado. there are no edits. recorded by richard ellis, touched up a bit by vic dillahay who also produced this album for curious automata. pete ehrmann provided no photography for this album so there are no pictures of richard which may be a good thing, unless you like looking at pictures of richard ellis in which case you should buy his other albums or maybe even just try to find him wandering around and observe him in his natural habitat. he teaches lessons at guitars, etc in longmont and at spring creek music in louisville so if you want to sound like this album you should consider finding him there so you can study with him if you do not want to sound like him he can help you with that as well. but, really, why would you not want to sound exactly like this album? a near-perfect exploration of the key of g major - he deviates only once. at the end of the penultimate track there is a single a-flat note - a minor ninth in the middle of a lush patch of otherwise pristine ionian bliss. this one mistake,if it can be called a mistake reveals the genius of his method. a single mar, calling for our attention, marks the end of this meditative composition, improvisation, thing made in time, for time, hearing time, hearing this thing that exists in time



  1. Louis Armstrong (a001) (7:22)
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  2. Left on Airline (a002) (5:41)
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  3. Right on Williams (a003) (4:43)
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  4. Left on Jefferson (a004) (5:22)
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  5. Left on Sauve (a005) (6:54)
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  6. Left on John Paul (a006) (2:41)
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  7. Down Roun'tha Circle (a007) (7:46)
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  8. Pull Up to 42 (a008) (4:14)
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  9. Finally Home (a008) (2:44)
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Recorded in a single improvised take on 6/28/2019 at Spring Creek Music in Louisville, Colorado

There are no edits.

Cover Image Copyright 2019 Vic Dillahay

Technical Data

  • Label: Curious Automata
  • Catalog Number: 190803a
  • Released: August 13th, 2019
  • Format: CD and Digital
  • Total Tracks: 9
  • Duration: 47:11
  • UPC: 191092611363


Album Copyright

©: 2019 Richard Ellis
: 2019 Richard Ellis