Video Pick(s) of the Week: It’s Our Annual Birthday Celebration of Roland Dyens!

How sad it is that Roland Dyens (1955–2016) is not around to celebrate his 64th birthday on October 19! But all of us at CG are committed to continuing to honor his immense legacy. So, if you will, take a few minutes out of your day (or night) and enjoy these three videos: Dyens plays his sublime arrangement of the Rodgers & Hart standard My Funny Valentine; the young British guitarist Alexandra Whittingham offers a commanding version of Dyens’ emotionally complex Saudade No. 3; and then 2017 GFA competition winner Tengyue (TY) Zhang shines on Dyens’ finger-busting Fuoco movement from Libra Sonatine. It’s great to see this new generation of  top guitarists embracing Roland Dyens! —Blair Jackson