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By John Standefer
In this recording John explores beautiful melodies from around the world. There are swing tunes, ballads, South American classics, Chet Atkins style tunes, a European waltz, a Hawaiian piece, a hymn and a new original piece from John.
Although John has been developing these arrangements for quite some time, the addition of the new Eastman Pagelli archtop guitar to John's arsenal was the spark that really brought it all together. Remarkably, in fact, John doesn't use his trusted Larrivee at all on this recording. Instead, the Pagelli and his McGill nylon and resonator guitars are the stars of the show.
The CD is beautifully sparse with many cuts being totally solo guitar with only a couple of duets and a little hand percussion tossed in here and there. Wonderful listening…
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Begin The Beguine