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California Guitar Trio

 

Crossover Prog

3.63 | 33 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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3 stars In the late Seventies and early Eighties I visited three gigs from the acoustic guitar trio John McLaughlin, Al DiMeola and Paco De Lucia. What a skills and what a tremendous enthousiastic crowd, loaded with 'air-guitar-players'! I remember that one shouted "this is better than f***ing my wife!"... well there's room for discussion about, something for the FORUM?! This intro is the bridge to the music from The California Guitar Trio, a trio with members from Belgium, Japan and the USA. The three musicians met when they toured with Robert Fripp's League Of Crafty Guitarists. They decided to found their own band, take a look at their discography for more details. On this CD the emphasis in not on 'scale- acrobatics' but on variety and creating pleasant atmospheres: a Middle-Eastern climate in "Melrose avenue", a funny and powerful blend of Sixties, guitar rock and King Crimson in "Zundokobushi", blues rock in the vein of the late Rory Gallagher (howling licks) in "Dance of Maya" and a great country/rag part like an acoustic Rory Gallagher in "Train to Lamy". And the Yes cover "Heart of the sunrise" contains some great moments. THESE ARE VERY CRAFTY MUSICIANS WHO CAN WRITE FINE SONGS!!
erik neuteboom | 3/5 |

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