Discography and Collaborative Works

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As a Leader

THE FIVE ELEMENTS THE FIVE ELEMENTS
Ulua Music, produced by Michael Bocian, solo nylon string guitar. (2010)
Simply put, Michael is an amazing guitarist. He plays the compositions on this record with a natural ease, which for most of us guitarists would be incredibly demanding. Michael's unique musical personality penetrates the music at all levels, from his exclusive improvisations to his colorful interpretations of Bach and Ponce. For me this is vigorous guitar playing of real importance.
Michael Bocian's "Five Elements" beautifully captures the many sides and personalities of his music. The first half of the CD displays his long love of the nylon string instrument playing Classical compositions including one of his original pieces. The sound and articulation are truly his own unique contribution to this music... This is Michael's finest solo guitar work.(read the full review)
25 ETUDES FOR CONTEMPORARY GUITAR25 ETUDES FOR CONTEMPORARY GUITAR
Ulua Music, produced by Michael Bocian , solo nylon string guitar based on his book.  (2008)
Michael Bocian has taken the guitar to new places with his amazing and beautiful 25 etudes. Michael, with a fertile imagination and original approach, brings out a vast range of expression and color in this wonderfully conceived and performed recording. I urge all those for whom music is of great importance to listen. All guitarists should listen closely as well to hear new directions and ideas for the instrument.
I AM THE BLUESI AM THE BLUES
Ulua Music, produced by Michael Bocian with, Bill DeArango; guitar, and Tom Rainey; drums.  (2007)
HERE JUST VISITINGHERE JUST VISITING
Ulua Music, produced by Michael Bocian, with, Dean Johnson; bass, and Skip Hadden; drums.  (2007)
STORK ON THE HUDSONSTORK ON THE HUDSON
Ulua Music, produced by Michael Bocian Solo music for acoustic, electric and synth guitars.  (2006)
A PLAY BEYOND MAYAA PLAY BEYOND MAYA
Ulua Music, produced by Michael Bocian with, Tom Rainey; drums and Ratzo Harris; bass.  (2006)
PREMONITIONPREMONITION
Enja Records, produced by Horst Weber, Solo Nylon string guitar.  (1998)
REVERENCEREVERENCE
Enja Records, produced by Horst Weber,with, Dewey Redman; sax, Cameron Brown; bass, Skip Hadden; drums.  (1996)
GO GROOVEGO GROOVE
Gunmar Records, produced by Gunther Schuller,with, Fred Hersch; piano, Rashid Ali; drums, Ed Schuller; bass.  (1991)
FOR THIS GIFTFOR THIS GIFT
Gunmar Records, produced by Gunther Schuller, With, Joe Lovano; sax, David Darling; cello, Dave Samuels; marimba, Billy Drewes; clarinet, Larry Porter; piano, Ken Werner; piano, Paul McCandless; oboe, Judy Silvano; vocal. Cover art work by Joan Miro.  (1982)

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Collaboration

EVERYWHERE ALL THE TIME EVERYWHERE ALL THE TIME
Collaboration project with Michael Bocian, guitar Judi Silvano vocals, Carmen Castaldi drums. (2012)
WOOD: A Collection Of Musical SculpturesWOOD: A Collection Of Musical Sculptures
With Scott Lee bass, Billy Drewes clarinet, Mark Feldman, violin, Gregor Huebner, violin  (2004)

As a Sideman

JOE LOVANO - Viva CarusoJOE LOVANO - Viva Caruso
Bluenote records, produced by Joe Lovano.

As Author

25 ETUDES FOR CONTEMPORARY GUITAR
Published by Melbay Music
Digital downloads available at Melbay.com and hard copies available at michaeltbocian@yahoo.com.
Video
Dewey Redman, John Menegan Leroy Jenkins, Pharoan Aklaff , Matt Wilson, Joe Lovano. Recipient of a Guggenheim Grant 2006. Duets for electric guitar and clarinet with Mr. Redman.
Dance
Alwin Nikolai Dance Troop, Ballet Schema ensemble music.
Robin Feld, modern contact dance series.
Judy Silvano Footpath meet the composer series.

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