My Favorite Guitars [CD/DVD]

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Swedish jazz guitarist Andreas Öberg has been quoted as saying that one of his desires is to "make music that can appeal to people who don't like jazz." Many hardcore jazz musicians become nervous and apprehensive when they hear other improvisers talking about commercializing jazz in some fashion or making jazz more accessible to rock, pop or R&B fans; they think of all the robotic elevator music that smooth jazz/NAC radio stations have played in the '80s, '90s and 21st century. But My Favorite Guitars is an album that, despite its commercial appeal, isn't going to win over the Kenny G./Najee/Richard Elliott crowd. Öberg isn't trying to be the Dave Koz of the guitar ...
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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Swedish jazz guitarist Andreas Öberg has been quoted as saying that one of his desires is to "make music that can appeal to people who don't like jazz." Many hardcore jazz musicians become nervous and apprehensive when they hear other improvisers talking about commercializing jazz in some fashion or making jazz more accessible to rock, pop or R&B fans; they think of all the robotic elevator music that smooth jazz/NAC radio stations have played in the '80s, '90s and 21st century. But My Favorite Guitars is an album that, despite its commercial appeal, isn't going to win over the Kenny G./Najee/Richard Elliott crowd. Öberg isn't trying to be the Dave Koz of the guitar -- far from it. Actually, the best stylistic comparison on this 64-minute CD -- which finds Öberg paying tribute to other guitarists -- would be the pre-Breezin' CTI albums that Creed Taylor produced for George Benson (one of Öberg's main influences) in the late '60s and early '70s. At times, Taylor was guilty of overproducing, but when he achieved the right balance of jazz and commercial considerations, he soared as a producer -- and My Favorite Guitars achieves that type of balance. This 2008 release isn't in a class with Benson's best CTI releases, but it's definitely respectable. Although Öberg brings a strong sense of groove to the table, he has plenty of room to stretch out and improvise whether he is paying tribute to Benson on "The Changing World," Django Reinhardt on "Troublant Bolero," Pat Metheny on "Here to Stay," or Wes Montgomery (another major influence) on "The Trick Bag." My Favorite Guitars won't appeal to jazz purists or bop snobs, but it has integrity and demonstrates that an improviser can reach out to pop and R&B fans and still maintain an improvisatory, jazz-oriented focus. [Resonance issued a bonus DVD edition in 2008 as well.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/8/2008
  • Label: Resonance Records
  • UPC: 724101899423
  • Catalog Number: 1002
  • Sales rank: 83,945

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Funky Tango (5:31)
  2. 2 Troublant Bolero (6:13)
  3. 3 Waiting for Angela (5:42)
  4. 4 Aqui, Oh (5:15)
  5. 5 Uptown Down (3:59)
  6. 6 Am Call (6:23)
  7. 7 The Changing World (4:38)
  8. 8 The Trick Bag (5:10)
  9. 9 Here to Stay (5:12)
  10. 10 Endless Love (5:12)
  11. 11 Villa Hermosa (6:33)
  12. 12 Valdez in the Country (4:44)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Le Q Theme - Marian Petrescu
  2. 2 Am Call - Marian Petrescu
  3. 3 Blue in Green - Marian Petrescu
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Andreas Öberg Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Donny Hathaway Composer
Miles Davis Composer
Toninho Horta Composer
Pat Martino Composer
Pat Metheny Composer
Wes Montgomery Composer
Django Reinhardt Composer
Art Gore Composer
Andreas Öberg Composer
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