Guitar Visions

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All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Guitar Visions launches with a lovely guitar duet featuring Bireli Lagrene and Sylvain Luc on Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely." Relying on acoustic guitars, the duo exchanges leads, complementing one another and gently egging one another on. In case this selection seems a bit soft, as in bordering on easy listening, Lagrene's next cut, "Bei Dir War Es Immer So Schön," edges away from radio fodder and moves closer to Django Reinhardt territory. He can play it mellow and sweet or he can cut loose on a barrage of single notes and chords that temporarily overwhelm melody and timing. Both of these cuts are fairly recent (1999 and 2002, respectively), but Guitar Visions ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Guitar Visions launches with a lovely guitar duet featuring Bireli Lagrene and Sylvain Luc on Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely." Relying on acoustic guitars, the duo exchanges leads, complementing one another and gently egging one another on. In case this selection seems a bit soft, as in bordering on easy listening, Lagrene's next cut, "Bei Dir War Es Immer So Schön," edges away from radio fodder and moves closer to Django Reinhardt territory. He can play it mellow and sweet or he can cut loose on a barrage of single notes and chords that temporarily overwhelm melody and timing. Both of these cuts are fairly recent (1999 and 2002, respectively), but Guitar Visions stretches from early protégés Charlie Christian and Reinhardt to John McLaughlin and Philip Catherine. This, of course, is a feast for guitarists (and guitar music lovers), and serves as a good introduction to several of these players. The tracking and the various styles, however, can make for awkward segues, as when Barney Kessel's mellow "Foggy Day" makes way for Lucky Peterson's electric "Truly Your Friends," made all the more awkward by the vocal on the latter track. The track listing is also problematic, because it never cites the original source and date. These quibbles, though, are small in the face of over-65 minutes of fabulous guitar work by a handful of fine players. Guitar Visions is melodic and rich, and will probably send the listener out to collect a number of albums that helped form this collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/3/2006
  • Label: Dreyfus
  • UPC: 764911668925
  • Catalog Number: 36689

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Isn't She Lovely - Sylvain Luc (4:01)
  2. 2 Bei Dir War Es Immer So Schön - Biréli Lagrène (4:37)
  3. 3 Mundi - Raimundo Amador (2:53)
  4. 4 A Foggy Day (3:09)
  5. 5 Truly Your Friends (5:21)
  6. 6 Bouncing Around (Rhythm in G Minor) (2:44)
  7. 7 La Vuelta - Luis Salinas (3:35)
  8. 8 Minor Swing - Biréli Lagrène (3:19)
  9. 9 Summer Night (2:42)
  10. 10 Eraldi - Sylvain Luc (4:57)
  11. 11 Boléro - Charlie Haden (4:22)
  12. 12 Vivaldi Tribute (2:59)
  13. 13 Si Tu Savais (2:43)
  14. 14 Mojo (5:11)
  15. 15 Swing to Bop (Charlie's Choice) (Topsy) (3:23)
  16. 16 Tones for Elvin - André Ceccarelli (7:38)
  17. 17 Recuerdos de la Alhambra - Sylvain Luc (3:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lucky Peterson Organ, Synthesizer, Guitar, Electric Piano, Vocals
Philip Catherine Guitar
Charlie Christian Guitar
Christian Escoude Guitar
Stéphane Grappelli Violin
Barney Kessel Guitar
Biréli Lagrène Guitar
Bill Laswell Bass
Shelly Manne Drums
John McLaughlin Guitar
Django Reinhardt Guitar, Soloist
Claude Williamson Piano
André Ceccarelli Drums
Ken Kersey Piano
Graham Haynes Cornet
Tommy Aldridge Drums
Raimundo Amador Guitar
Monty Budwig Bass
Kenny Clarke Drums
Nick Fenton Bass
Joe Guy Trumpet
Charlie Haden Bass
Patrick Rondat Guitar
Eugene Vees Guitar
Eugene d'Hellemmes Bass
Fred Ermelin Bass
Louis Gasté Guitar
Stochelo Rosenberg Guitar
Joseph Reinhardt Guitar
Benoît Sourisse Organ
Thomas Dutronc Guitar
Sylvain Luc Guitar
Philippe Aerts Bass
Florin Niculescu Violin
Joost van Schaik Drums
Jesse Dulman Tuba
Patrice Guers Bass
Diego Imbert Double Bass
Holzmano Lagrene Guitar
Jean Marc Jaffet Double Bass
Technical Credits
Lucky Peterson Composer
George Gershwin Composer
Francisco Tárrega Composer
Antonio Vivaldi Composer
Biréli Lagrène Liner Notes
John McLaughlin Composer
Django Reinhardt Composer
Al Dubin Composer
Eddie Durham Composer
Jean-Marc Jafet Composer
Patrick Rondat Arranger
Henry Threadgill Horn Arrangements
Harry Warren Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Robert Adler Arranger
Theo Mackeben Composer
Georges Ulmer Composer
Sylvain Luc Arranger, Composer
Auguste Deloof Composer
Hans Fritz Beckmann Composer
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