post-bop blues guitarist, free(dom)jazz, soul, R&B, afro-latin, afrobeat, dub, new & oldest blues, americana, creative music, new music, collective improvisation, Monk, Miles, Mingus, Ornette Coleman, Charlie Patton, Wadada Leo Smith, Hendrix
” Guitarist-composer Cristian Amigo straddles the contemporary-classical, improv and rock worlds; no wonder he calls his Kingdom of Jones a “new music jam-band.” During any given performance, Messiaen grapples with Led Zeppelin while Perez Prado teaches Stravinsky to mambo.”
– TIME OUT NEW YORK
“ I kind of hate myself for digging this abrasive clatter [War is Good for Business] because it’s galaxies away from my Beatles- and Beethoven-forged sense of composition. But it rocks real hard against its orchestra of bloops and bleeps, and then breaks down to a mournful sound collage. A great theme for Halliburton’s symphony of opportunism.
– GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE
“Cristian Amigo is an excellent creative artist, guitarist and composer whose works reflect his concern with tradition and innovation in creative music in America.”
– WADADA LEO SMITH (AACM composer/trumpeter)
grooves, neo-soul, 70s, ambient, dance mixes, head mixes, songs, ghosts, dub, remix, found, super-villains, parades, beats, hip hop, patois, reggae, polisi, environmental, pop, rock, kids, not-pop, blues guitar, real fuzzy and less fuzzy guitars, scratches, scrapes, beeps, buzzes, drones, pianos, noise, rhodes, telecaster, ear candy, new music, bees, feedback, atonality, old music, video, trombones, string quartet, dancers, chamber orchestra, players, gibson les paul, funk, fender amps, synths, moog, blue fish, trees, toy pianos, bowls, glass, voices, soundscapes, filters, birds, sturgeons and mermaids.