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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This diverse set features New England-based guitarist Steven Kirby with four different but overlapping groups, playing everything from raging post bop and soul jazz organ jams to complex originals and a sweet solo guitar version of "When You Wish Upon A Star." Whether sounding a little like Pat Metheny, getting rockish or playing without any distortion to his tone, Kirby excels throughout this stimulating program. Three selections feature hard-driving playing from tenor-saxophonist Chris Potter, Bill Vint (mostly on tenor) helps out on four other numbers and additional soloists include pianist Bruce Barth, trumpeter-flugelhornist Tony D'Aveny and Mark Shilansky (on organ ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This diverse set features New England-based guitarist Steven Kirby with four different but overlapping groups, playing everything from raging post bop and soul jazz organ jams to complex originals and a sweet solo guitar version of "When You Wish Upon A Star." Whether sounding a little like Pat Metheny, getting rockish or playing without any distortion to his tone, Kirby excels throughout this stimulating program. Three selections feature hard-driving playing from tenor-saxophonist Chris Potter, Bill Vint (mostly on tenor) helps out on four other numbers and additional soloists include pianist Bruce Barth, trumpeter-flugelhornist Tony D'Aveny and Mark Shilansky (on organ and piano). But no matter who is he playing with, Steven Kirby shows that he is an increasingly significant force on guitar. This is his strongest recording to date.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/4/2003
  • Label: Challenge
  • UPC: 608917319323
  • Catalog Number: 73193
  • Sales rank: 224,999

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Line Game (5:59)
  2. 2 New Song (8:34)
  3. 3 Autumn Song (8:11)
  4. 4 North Lights (5:26)
  5. 5 Refractions (5:54)
  6. 6 Things as They Are (5:28)
  7. 7 Paradigm Shift (5:38)
  8. 8 Ambiguity Tolerance (5:23)
  9. 9 Five for All (6:11)
  10. 10 When You Wish Upon a Star (2:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Steven Kirby Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Soloist
Laszlo Gardony Piano, Soloist
Bruce Barth Piano
Scott Colley Acoustic Bass
Chris Potter Saxophone
Mark Shilansky Organ, Piano
Bill Vint Saxophone
Keala Kaumeheiwa Acoustic Bass
Jerry Wilfong Acoustic Bass
Mike Connors Drums
Technical Credits
Pete Townshend Composer
Oliver Nelson Composer
Jon Rosenberg Engineer
Steven Kirby Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes, Mastering
Warren Amerman Engineer, Mastering
David Sparr Engineer
Zak Rizvi Composer
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