This CD consists of mostly original tunes and was
released July 14th, 2004, licensed through Sony Music.
This is a
predominantly nylon guitar album with a few electric tracks also included. This
is a gentle and relaxing album which is nevertheless strong on melody.
Here is a clip from the Good Morning Show of
"Happily Ever After":
"With this recording I
have deliberately steered away from the usual concepts of a "Guitar
Album", hence the title "Guitar Song". In fact I think
of it as simply a guitar just playing melody, with some improvising here and
there. From a creative point of view I don't know where my melodies
come from, but usually I start with a simple idea on the guitar and develop
it from there. I think some of these tunes are the best that I have
written . . . I hope you grow to like them and enjoy the relaxed mood of
this album." - Martin Winch
"It surprised me to learn that
many of the pieces were original because they have that comfortable
recognition factor that sits well among the few carefully chosen covers.
This all-instrumental album builds on the Bert Weedon tradition of smooth
guitar solos over lush backing, another great dinner music recording on the
heels of his 'Espresso Guitar' albums".
Martin's page on
- where high quality tracks from earlier albums are available exclusively.
(Please click badge above to go directly to Martin's page there).
Martin taught Jazz Guitar at Auckland
University for five years, as well as pop and ensemble guidance for students
taking Bmus degrees.
Latest release from
New York based label Bohemian Productions - is a Tribute to Led
Zeppelin, featuring an acoustic version of "Kashmir" by Martin Winch.
Released February 2008 - click cover to visit the USA website.
All available on Itunes
Martin has a track "Stay With
Me" which also appeared on "Guitar
Song" on this new compilation being released in the USA their
Tracks from these albums and also
"Espresso Guitar" are now available at Itunes online stores.
Martin also recorded guitar tracks during
April and May 2007 for the very latest J D Blackfoot CD "I
Hate to Say Goodbye - this CD was recorded in Canada with
Martin's tracks added via the internet.
Martin has also been playing on some Kog
Transmission artists' albums including Chong Nee.
Martin Winch performed music from his some of his albums "Sahara", "Espresso Guitar"
and "Guitar Song" on April 19th
2006 at the NZ Guitar Association workshop. More details on their
website here: GANZ
There will be future workshops held
around NZ, if interested in attending please contact here
Martin has recently played guitar tracks
for Yulia's second album, released April/May 2006 through SonyBMG NZ. He also played on two tracks for
Kog Transmission artist Chong Nee.
Martin features in an article in the
December/January NZ Musician Magazine.
to go direct to article written by fellow guitarist Mark Bell)