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BUSY MONTHS FOR ANDY SUMMERS

imageApart from his upcoming autobiography, “One Train Later”, which is due October 3 via St. Martin’s Press and on which we reported 1 month ago, also a book, filled with photos Summers shot during the Police’s era will arrive next spring from Taschen.
Andy Summers told Billboard.com that “I’ve had a fairly amazing life and I’ve been very lucky, I’ve been in on all the amazing moments and I’ve lived through very colorful decades.”
Andy will also score his first film in 15 years, the upcoming Danny DeVito star vehicle “One Part Sugar.” “I’m going to the studio today to start that,” he said. “I’m about to cut all the pieces up.” In addition, Andy also completed a guitar duo album with Ben Verdery, with whom he performed last fall at New York’s Carnegie Hall. “It’s all original, although we did do Bring on the Night,'” Summers says. “Ben is a hardcore Police fan and loved the arpeggio from that song. He plays all kinds of weird stuff on a classical guitar plus retuned 12-string with chopsticks. I mostly play a sustained electric guitar sound. We’re not playing jazz. It’s improvisational, but very pretty. It’s very ethereal but it has some really gnarly moments at well. There’s even a sort of surf tune on it as well.”
Billboard.com reports also that while he’s entertaining offers from several labels to release the album, he is also considering simply issuing it via his Web site early next year. Also on the horizon is a trip to Brazil at the end of November to record and play a handful of shows with legendary Brazilian guitarist Roberto Menescal.
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