Category: Instrumental

Joe Satriani – Surfing With The Alien

Joe Satriani – Surfing With The Alien       Stephen Thomas Erlewine: ‘Surfing with the Alien belongs to its era like Are You Experienced? belongs to its own — perhaps it doesn’t transcend its time the way the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s 1967 debut does, but Joe Satriani’s 1987 breakthrough can be seen as the […]

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Rodrigo & Gabriela – re-Foc

Rodrigo & Gabriela – re-Foc       Thom Jurek: ‘While Rodrigo y Gabriela’s self-titled third album is an utter and complete joy to listen to — actually, it’s more of a riotous celebration — it’s more than difficult to describe exactly what they do. This Mexican guitar duo met while in a heavy metal […]

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Steve Hackett – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Steve Hackett – A Midsummer Night’s Dream A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a lengthy suite for guitar and orchestra. I’d call it a ballet – and it’s easy to imagine it being danced. The overall sound is decidedly Romantic, with a mix of influences: a lot of mid-nineteenth century classical guitar music; twentieth-century Segovia repertoire […]

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Paco De Lucia – Entre Dos Aguas

Paco De Lucia – Entre Dos Aguas       This is one of Paco de Lucia most poplar albums among modern Spanish guitar listeners. It’s also a great place to start listening to De Lucia as the CD offers samples form both new and traditional Flamenco, plus other Spanish rhythms. Eight themes from De […]

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Jim Hall – Jazz Guitar

Jim Hall – Jazz Guitar AMG Review: Jim Hall’s debut as a leader has a somewhat tortured history. The original LP had ten tracks, though producer Richard Bock edited six of them for a later pressing and also inexplicably overdubbed Larry Bunker’s drums (he wasn’t originally present) on a third pressing. Over time the complete versions […]

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Sean Beeson – Ivory Dreams

Sean Beeson – Ivory Dreams Over 60 minutes of relaxing, soft, piano music to sleep and study! ♫Available on iTunes and Amazon MP3 “Ivory Dreams” by Sean Beeson Meditate and relax with the soothing, calm, relaxing piano music of “Ivory Dreams”. Whether you practice yoga, are ready to sleep, welcoming a new day, or studying […]

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Andrés Segovia – The Intimate Guitar

Andrés Segovia – The Intimate Guitar This is one of Andrés Segovia’s last recordings. I’m guessing these later records haven’t been released on CD because Segovia recorded plenty of material when he was in his prime. Though he was 83 years old when he made this record, his playing is still enjoyable. Andrés Segovia Torres, 1st […]

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John Fahey – The Dance of Death & Other Plantation Favorites

John Fahey – The Dance of Death & Other Plantation Favorites   AMG Review :   The title John Fahey – The Dance of Death & Other Plantation Favorites might lead some to believe that this is a collection of public-domain items that go back to the Deep South of the 19th century. However, while this […]

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Ravi Shankar – Sound Of The Sitar

Ravi Shankar – Sound Of The Sitar AMG Review:  One of the early works of art created for the West by the Grandfather of World Music. Ravi Shankar – Sound Of The Sitar stands as an early attempt to teach the curious western listener about the complexity and beauty of Indian music. Composer Alan Hovhaness […]

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George Winston – Autumn

George Winston – Autumn George Winston – Autumn is the second solo piano album by pianist George Winston, released in 1980. It was re-issued in 2001 with a bonus track “Too Much Between Us” on the Dancing Cat label. Self-described “rural folk piano” player George Winston was among the earliest and most successful proponents of the […]

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Chopin – 19 Nocturnes (Arthur Rubinstein)

Chopin – 19 Nocturnes (Arthur Rubinstein) Arthur Rubinstein, KBE (January 28, 1887 – December 20, 1982) was a Polish-American classical pianist who received international acclaim for his performances of the music written by a variety of composers; many regard him as the greatest Chopin interpreter of his time. He is widely considered one of the […]

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Glenn Gould – Bach – Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 played by Glenn Gould The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, is a work for harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach, consisting of an aria and a set of 30 variations. First published in 1741, the work is considered to be one of the most important examples of variation form. The […]

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