The challenge on this disc is that Henry Mancini was a genius, and any performance of his work is often overshadowed by the awesome majesty of his melodies. The cool thing about the solo-acoustic Pink Guitar is all the guitarists know that, and every one of their performances is respectful and nuanced. Tone, dynamics, and phrasing are tremendously good throughout the album, and each player interprets the master with a confidence and technical precision that enhances the material, while never detracting from its inherent beauty. None of the acoustic soloists here—Laurence Juber, Ed Gerhard, David Cullen, Doug Smith, Pat Donahue, Al Petteway, Mark Hanson, Mike Dowling, Aaron Stang, Wayne Johnson, William Coulter, and Amrit Sond—go ballistic, so the album is more of a Sunday morning meditation than a Friday night party record. But that’s just fine. Close your eyes and drift away.
Nick Beggs and The Mute Gods Release Music Video For New Single (WATCH)
Ernie Ball Music Man Announces 30th Anniversary StingRay5 Bass
Dr. No Unveils the Troy Van Leeuwen Octavia
This Week in Free Stuff: Producer Competition Pack & Ableton Beat Tools
How Glitch-Hop/Dubstep Producer Mr. Bill Masters His Music
This Week in Free Stuff: Vocal, Neurostep and SFX Samples
EMIKO - The Musical Traveler on Her New Release “Simple Love”
UVI UVS-3200 Captures the Analog Sound of the Vintage Semi-Modular Korg PS-3200
Pyramind Launches a Global Music Mentorship Network
Les Paul or Lucille? Check Out This Solidbody vs. Semihollow Guitar Comparison
James Hetfield Tells Why He’s Against Fixing the Bass on ‘…And Justice for All’
Kurt Cobain’s Vintage Late-Fifties Hagstrom Deluxe Is on eBay
Within the Ruins Premiere New Song, "Objective Reality"
Suicide Silence Premiere New Song and Music Video, "Dying in a Red Room"
List: 9 Rockers That Have Broken Bones Onstage
Watch George Harrison, John Fogerty and Bob Dylan Jam in 1987
Dr. No Effects Releases the Turd Fuzz Pedal
Upgrade Your Original Guitar or Buy a New Ax? What You Need to Know
Copyright ©2017 by NewBay Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 28 East 28th Street, 12th floor, New York, NY 10016 T (212) 378-0400 F (212) 378-0470