Guitar Visions

Guitar Visions

     
 

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/03/2006
Label:
Dreyfus
UPC:
0764911668925
catalogNumber:
36689

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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
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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