Kreisberg Meets Veras (New For Now Music)

Jonathan Kreisberg / Nelson Veras

Released May 18, 2018

DownBeat Four-and-a-Half-Star Review




The greatest collaborations are often built upon two unique and different personalities combining to create something beyond their individual realms. Thus is the case with the new “KREISBERG meets VERAS” project, which promises to be one of the most exciting guitar duos in the jazz and guitar worlds. Jonathan Kreisberg and Nelson Veras are both highly acclaimed artists on their instruments, and they have combined forces to create a program of original works and rarely played classics which welcome the listener to experience the start of a beautiful musical friendship.

Track Listing:

1. Lina Rising (Jonathan Kreisberg) 6:44
2. Until you Know (Jonathan Kreisberg) 7:36
3. Every Person is a Story (Jonathan Kreisberg) 4:57
4. Bye-Ya (Thelonious Monk) 6: 35
5. Milagre Dos Peixes (Milton Nascimento) 4:20
6. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (Charlie Mingus) 7:06
7. Windows (Chick Corea) 8:18
8. Face On the Barroom Floor (Wayne Shorter) 7:41


Jonathan Kreisberg: electric guitar

Nelson Veras: nylon string acoustic guitar

Recorded October 26, 2017 at Systems Two Recording, Brooklyn, NY.

Engineer: Max Ross

Assistant Engineer: Andrew Cavaciuti

Mastered by Scott Hull

Mixed by Jonathan Kreisberg

Photography by Jimmy & Dena Katz

Design: BabyAlpaca


Brazil’s Nelson Veras joins New York’s Jonathan Kreisberg on Kreisberg Meets Veras. A brilliant blend of warm-toned electric guitar and nylon-string acoustic guitar, this intimate duet ranges from sublime to scintillating on Kreisberg originals. Sparks fly on covers of Thelonious Monk’s “Bye-Ya,” Charles Mingus’ “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” and Chick Corea’s spirited jazz waltz “Windows,” all underscored by Veras’ unerring comping and fueled by Kreisberg’s uncanny linear approach. Veras is front-and-center on a beautiful interpretation of Milton Nascimento’s “Milagre Dos Piexes,” another highlight in this collection of six-string poetry, which stands as Kreisberg’s most personal outing since his 2013 solo effort, One.

Bill Milkowski (DownBeat)