Nylon​.​.​. for Now

by Si Hayden

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Uk midlander Si Hayden's second solo guitar LP, recorded no different to how he plays it live, no overdubs or tricks, just one guitar! Available on CD, sealed at www.silveryrecords.com

"solo guitar mastery of U.K. based Si Hayden... The music may sound vintage but on his CD Hayden puts a new spin on a timeless art form. As he points out in his liner notes, all tracks were recorded with one guitar and no overdubs and all percussion is from the right hand on the guitar body while playing. A modern flamenco master, Hayden makes excellent use of his Ivor Maraints and Jose Ramirez guitars."(Robert Silverstein, 20th Century Guitar)

"This album is refreshingly honest - UK-based composer/guitarist Hayden plays the entire program solo and with no overdubs... flawlessly executes the genre's characteristic strums, descending single-string runs and soundboard taps... Yet he typically makes things more interesting by weaving more complex harmonies and smooth jazz elements into each of the tunes. Si Hayden's appeal comes from successfully melding flamenco with more modern sounds, and doing so without gimmicks or artifice. Both guitarists and general listeners will enjoy this CD; turn it up and enjoy."(©Patrick Ragains, Minor7th)

"...such an impressive guitar player and Nylon ... for Now is full of interesting music... dizzying flamenco-style runs... pretty, ringing arpeggios. He?s even better when he leans into some meaty rhythmic chording. Then there?s his unique percussion, which is him tapping on the guitar?s wood body. I wish he?d do it more often on this album, but these tracks were recorded in single takes, and providing all that rhythm on top of breakneck picking is, I?m sure, hard work. Fans of guitar virtuosity should check out Si Hayden... a few listens made me appreciate it on a heart-and-soul level as well as a technical one."(©Chip Withrow, musesmuse)

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released May 5, 2006

All tracks written and performed by Si Hayden

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Si Hayden UK

Born in Coventry, England. A self-taught musician who wrote and recorded his first solo instrumental 'Steel Happenings' in 1998 and has since followed with a further 26 albums, some of which praised by the likes of Guitarist Magazine describing him as "an acoustic virtuoso". In total he has appeared on over 50 albums including guitar compilations with Bumblefoot, Christophe Godin and Dave Martone. ... more

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