Saturday, February 10, 2007

Music I Liked And Didn't - 2/9/07 - 2/10/07

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BISHOP, SIR RICHARD: Fingering The Devil LP (Latitudes) - Hot on the heels of “Electronika Demonika”, comes another limited (but not to vinyl only this time around) release from the Sun City Girls’, Sir Richard Bishop. “Fingering The Devil", captures Bishop in familar territory, delivering 9 tracks of solo acoustic guitar improvisations. Historically, Bishop’s work (both solo and with the Sun City Girls) has been informed by many forms modern and traditional ethnic music from around the world and the material on this LP is no exception, as he incorporates gypsy jazz and flamenco elements into these improvisations. Sir Richard’s high energy level and intricate fretwork held my interest throughout the majority of the album. There’s currently a lot of “guitar soli” practitioners out there, but Bishop, as represented by his work on “Fingering The Devil “, has distinguished himself as being among the best in that burgeoning field.

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Running Count For The Year

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