The "Be-Bop" Guitars is an all-faculty band from Berklee College Of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. The "Be-Bop" Guitars
   Berklee is known worldwide as the epicenter of contemporary guitar education. This CD features 5 of Berklee's time honored guitar faculty performing specialized arrangements that show the diversity of the instrument and of the performers. The remainder of the band includes other respected members of the Berklee faculty.  

   The group began by performing arrangements from "Supersax" and other similar ensembles. Later, adding to the "book" by writing new arrangements and compositions. Over the years, the ensemble has garnered a steady following of fans that enjoy guitar-oriented jazz. This first CD includes new arrangements of music from some of the greats of the jazz world, as well as a few compositions of our own. We hope you enjoy our premiere effort.

   I would like to thank the musicians who performed with me on this CD. They are not only great musicians, but are also good friends and it is always a pleasure to work with them.
I would also like to thank my family for their many years of support and interest in my music. Those that are around them most can best appreciate the triumphs and struggles of a musician.

   Thanks for listening.
John Baboian - Director/The "Be-Bop" Guitars