Naked Guitar

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Back in the '70s, when Earl Klugh was launching his career with easy grooving, melodic solo albums like Finger Painting and his Grammy winning One on One collaboration with Bob James, he probably had no idea he was helping lay the foundations for the later smooth jazz phenomenon. Throughout the '80s and '90s, tracks by the 13-time Grammy nominated Detroit-born composer and acoustic guitarist became staples of that format -- but he took a sudden leave of absence after his single Windham Hill Jazz date, Peculiar Situation, in 1999. Emerging in sweetly eloquent style from a six-year studio hiatus, he gets back to his warm-toned basics on his Koch Records debut -- which ...
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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Back in the '70s, when Earl Klugh was launching his career with easy grooving, melodic solo albums like Finger Painting and his Grammy winning One on One collaboration with Bob James, he probably had no idea he was helping lay the foundations for the later smooth jazz phenomenon. Throughout the '80s and '90s, tracks by the 13-time Grammy nominated Detroit-born composer and acoustic guitarist became staples of that format -- but he took a sudden leave of absence after his single Windham Hill Jazz date, Peculiar Situation, in 1999. Emerging in sweetly eloquent style from a six-year studio hiatus, he gets back to his warm-toned basics on his Koch Records debut -- which will easily remind longtime fans of his one previous stripped down, standards-heavy gem, 1989's Solo Guitar. Another masterpiece of fingerstyle jazz guitar, the new collection features intimate solo interpretations of 13 standards and pop classics, as well as "Angelina," a beloved tune from Klugh's self-titled 1976 solo debut that he wrote in 1971 -- a fitting closing track that in many ways brings his career full circle. Although fans of his more pop-oriented material may grow impatient, Klugh explores a deeper artistry putting his indelible stamp on well-known tunes "The Summer Knows," "Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead," "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "Moon River" as well as slightly more obscure pieces. He also puts a uniquely Latin twist on a lesser-known song by film composer John Williams, "In the Moonlight." Overall, this is a welcome return from a true master of his instrument.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/9/2005
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923994923
  • Catalog Number: 9949
  • Sales rank: 32,300

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Earl Klugh Primary Artist, Guitar
Manuel Velazquez Guitar
Technical Credits
Leroy Anderson Composer
Henry Mancini Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Earl Klugh Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Michel Legrand Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Alan Bergman Composer
Marilyn Bergman Composer
Leslie Bricusse Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Sammy Fain Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Bob Hilliard Composer
Burton Lane Composer
Alan Jay Lerner Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Anthony Newley Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Alex Lowe Mastering
George Forrest Composer
Jerry Brainin Composer
Nicholas Brodszky Composer
Jay Fletcher Art Conception
Bert Elliot Engineer
Buddy Bernier Composer
Robert Wright Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Naked Guitar by Earl Klugh

    This is my first purchase of a recording by Earl Klugh, but I hear him all of the time on a jazz station that I listen to. I listened to cuts from this recording on the air and decided to buy it. It did not disappoint.

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