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Guthrie Govan


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.13 | 147 ratings

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5 stars Guthrie Govan is one of a rare kind of guitarist (and musician) who manages to effortlessly fuse technicality, musicality and creativity. In Guthrie's case, all of these come in abundance and are the reasons why he's made such a big name for himself as a guitarist. Guthrie's extremely inventive fusions of diverse techniques is impressive, but most importantly of all, the songs are fun to listen to, which is something that cannot be said of many other 'guitar albums'. The technicality never overwhelms you. This is not a very traditional jazz or even fusion album. the genre and mood seem to change with every song and Guthrie's unique style is conveyed in every song. Although this does result in a lack of flow between the songs, the album manages to stay cohesive as a whole. Not to be overlooked are the two other musicians on the album, Seth Govan (who I assume is Guthrie's brother) and Pete Riley, who sound very much like accomplished musicians in their own right and are given some room to breathe and even some solo time. Riley's drumming is always appropriate and interesting and Seth Govan's bass keeps an engaging groove with the occasional pleasant solo. Overall, this album is one of the most fun and interesting albums that I have heard especially from a 'solo' musician.
Talbot | 5/5 |


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