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by Mike Baggetta

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Remastered reissue featuring new artwork and new liner notes, from a limited edition of 200 pieces.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Canto via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 200 

      $15 USD or more 


  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $12 USD  or more


I 05:16
II 05:10
III 04:19
IV 02:54
V 01:57
VI 03:07
VII 04:31
VIII 04:10
IX 03:41


Canto is Mike Baggetta’s seminal album of prepared guitar etudes. Originally released in 2002 on the now defunct Optical Sounds label, this reissue features an impressive remastering of the audio by engineer Jon Rosenberg, as well as a completely redesigned package, including Baggetta’s new liner notes about the project.

The music on this album captures the nuance and subtlety of tone that has become part of Baggetta's musical trademark, establishing him as one of his generation's most thoughtful and adventurous improvisors. The 9 etudes included on Canto explore the inherent flexibility of the prepared guitar, its productive sounds and their application as melodic material. Testing the boundaries of form and aesthetics, Baggetta delivers a powerful, challenging and illuminating first statement.

“I enjoyed it!” - Derek Bailey, Guitarist


released September 1, 2002

Originally issued on Optical Sounds on 9/1/2002
This reissue released on 11/1/2010

Recorded live to MiniDisc in 2001 at the old Artspace Gallery
Greenfield, MA
Engineering & Mixing: Mike Baggetta
Mastering: Jon Rosenberg

Artwork: Mike Schiffer
Design: Karen Y. Chan


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