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"Syracuse Post Standard"

“The man’s ideas are forthright and his tone speaks the truth. Volpe only gets one solo on the record. That’s not enough. The stuff he displayed … deserves more…” - Syracuse Post Standard

"Cincinnati Enquirer"

“His notes don’t sound, they sting. His phrases constantly turn over new ground…” - Cincinnati Enquirer


“Can You Hear That?”



Guitar giant Lou Volpe has graced the performances of many of the finest and most successful recording artists in America. A mainstay of the New York music scene, Lou demonstrates a deep knowledge of the many classic American guitar styles. This, combined with his writing, arranging and production skills, has led Lou through a variety of recordings...
A native of the Bronx, N.Y., Lou's empathetic virtuosity has allowed him to work in a wide variety of musical contexts while developing a unique approach to jazz guitar - a warm and lyric romanticism that illuminates the worlds of Jazz, R&B and Adult Contemporary with singing intensity and exquisite taste.

He has just completed a solo recording, “Can You Hear That?” with a radio-friendly collection of songs including a fresh interpretation of Sam Cooke’s “You Send Me”.

performance and recording credits

Herbie Mann - “Astral Island” (Atlantic) - Coproduction, composition and arranging, extensive touring.
Bette Midler - “Live At Last” (Atlantic) - Album solos and touring.
Judy Collins - “Sanity and Grace”, “Trust Your Heart”, Running For My Life” (Elektra) - Solo and rhythm guitar, arranging, many tours and T.V. appearances.
Richard Harris - “The Prophet” (Atlantic) - Solos and rhythm tracks for producer Arif Mardin.
Les McCann - “Road Warriors” ) Greene Street Records) - A Creed Taylor production.

Other performance and recording credits include work with Peggy Lee,
Gil Evans, Chaka Khan, Larry Coryell, Bo Diddley, Jon Lucien,
Tania Maria, Hank Crawford, David “Fathead” Newman, Chet Baker, Freddie Hubbard, Liza Minelli, Lionel Hampton and Herbie Hancock.