GP Recommends: New Releases from Temple of the Dog, Santana IV, and More - GuitarPlayer.com

GP Recommends: New Releases from Temple of the Dog, Santana IV, and More

TEMPLE OF THE DOG BILL GRAHAM CIVIC AUDITORIUM, SAN FRANCISC O, NOVEMBER 11, 2016
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TEMPLE OF THE DOG
BILL GRAHAM CIVIC AUDITORIUM, SAN FRANCISC O, NOVEMBER 11, 2016

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Honoring 25 years since they got together in tribute to fallen Mother Love Bone singer Andrew Wood, the Seattle supergroup featuring members of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam still sounds razor sharp. Mike McCready played lead foil to Stone Gossard’s churning rhythm, and Chris Cornell’s howling vocals with bassist Jeff Ament and drummer Matt Cameron completely killing it on the foundational front. —JL

LIVE AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES, LAS VEGAS
SANTANA IV

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I can't imagine Santana fans—or fans of guitar—being anything but thrilled with this March 21, 2016 live set bringing Carlos Santana and Neal Schon together again. It’s a blaze fest to be sure, but each player also honors the classic melodies and gives each other the space to explore new interpretations. And the grooves! Oh, my, my. Transcendent. Eagle Rock Entertainment. —MM

MR. SENATOR
MURALI CORYELL

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Coryell churns out some delightful bluesy rock and soul here—and dares to tackle “Higher Ground” and “This Masquerade” without faltering—with his typically clean and lovely guitar tones. Inspired by the 2016 election, the guitarist definitely created tracks that evoke the funk and fear, while simultaneously bringing on some soulful joy and hope. Shake-It-Sugar. —MM

DEATH RACE
MAGNETICO

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Rafael Moreira is one of the kings of TV show guitar (The Voice, American Idol), and his Magnetico project showcases all the tastiness, tone, speed, and melodicism he needs to display when backing other musicians in front of millions of television viewers. This is a great hard-rock album that’s filtered through the jubilant and funky phrasing of his native Brazil. Apple Music. —MM

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