Guitar Reviews by Frederick Burton

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  1. Primal Magic by Strunz & Farah ·
    I was turned on to these guys and I was immediately taken by the musicality of such a diverse band. I didn't name all of the personnel but I think it'll be interesting to name the countries they represent: Costa Rica, Iran, USA, Columbia, Cuba...(more)
    Recordings: World · Posted: 11/24/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  2. Garage Inc by Metallica ·
    I should start off my review of this recording by saying this upfront. I'M NOT A METALLICA FAN!! I feel much better now. But to contradict myself, it seems that I own every recording they put out. From "Kill em All" to "Re-Load" to this record...(more)
    Recordings: Metal · Posted: 11/24/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  3. Question and Answer by Pat Metheny ·
    I'm in the same shoes as JC. I'm not really a big Pat Methany fan. I've even attended a couple of shows to try to see what it is that I maybe missing. To no avail. But this recording is something quite different. It's always, in my opinion ...(more)
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 11/24/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  4. Two for the Road by Herb Ellis & Joe Pass ·
    I agree Mark. For those who get this recording check of "Cherokee".
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 11/25/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  5. Firefly by Emily Remler ·
    Excellent recording with some greats backing her smooth soloing. Along with Emily's other recordings this should be the first to grab.
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 11/25/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  6. Time's Up by Living Colour ·
    Very very nice recording from these rockers. Really, they're not your average rockers with their blend of rap, funk, folk into their tunes. With such a great output, it made you scratch your head with their third album. I really do suggest thi...(more)
    Recordings: Rock/Pop · Posted: 11/25/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  7. Histoire Du Tango by Rachel Gauk ·
    In the mood for a little journey through Argentina via Astor Piazzolla and other Latin American Folk songs, then this is for you. Pretty good arrangements and musicianship. For a good change of pace, this is a good one.
    Recordings: Classical · Posted: 11/25/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  8. John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman ·
    A Virtual unknown was Johhny Hartman, geez I wish he recorded more. This is a great recording!
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 11/25/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  9. Tabula Rasa by Bela Fleck ·
    I have recordings of Bela with the Flecktones, and even a bluegrass recording. Seeing his picture with the others that comprises this group, moved me to buy it. I'm very impressed and inspired after listening to this recording. I've always st...(more)
    Recordings: World · Posted: 11/25/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  10. El Hombre by Pat Martino ·
    Not only is this recording great, this recording is GREAT!! If any guitarist want a lesson on how to play with an organist, I highly suggest this.
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 11/26/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  11. Turning Point by Kevin Eubanks ·
    Judging from the titles, I assume this to be a concept album. Nevertheless, I was turned on to this Philly icon at an impromptu show which was a jam session, to say I was floored is an understatement. Man his thumb can wail...
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 11/26/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  12. Take Ten by Paul Desmond ·
    Even though Paul Desmond is the main feature on this recording, its the accompaniment of Jim Hall, although in the background, stands out. There's no cutting contest here, just some cool playing.
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 11/26/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  13. Charlie Brown Christmas by Vince Guaraldi Trio ·
    There's a list of must get xmas recordings. This should rank as number 1 or 2. This swings.... damn good.
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 11/27/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  14. Paganini- 24 Caprices by Eliot Fisk ·
    Reknown violinist Ruggiero Ricci, who is known for his interpretation of Paganini compositions, puts it in a nutshell: "Has to heard to be beleived."
    Recordings: Classical · Posted: 11/27/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  15. Reality Check by Tribal Tech ·
    I must be doing PR for Scott Henderson. LOL. This is another MUST GET!!!
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 11/27/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  16. Blizzard of Ozz by Ozzy Osbourne ·
    I'm a big Randy Rhoads fan. I really love his playing on the only two albums he recorded with Ozzy. What a breath of fresh air to the rock world. Haunting songs on this recording, augmented by the neo-classical stylings of Randy Rhoads.
    Recordings: Metal · Posted: 11/27/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  17. Diary of a Madman by Ozzy Osbourne ·
    Of the two recordings, Blizzard and Diary, this is my favorite of the two, and not by much, I might add. You really can't one without the other.
    Recordings: Metal · Posted: 11/27/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  18. Scenes from a Memory by Dream Theater ·
    Two thumbs and two big toes up!!! I'm a big John Petrucci fan.
    Recordings: Metal · Posted: 11/27/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  19. Spontaneous Combustion by Barney Kessel ·
    Some pretty cool playing from the masters, especially Monty Alexander on the piano.
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 11/28/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  20. Original Bossa Nova Recordings by Joao Gilberto ·
    To hear how it is really done, authentic bossa nova. Sung in Portugese. This is definitely a must get!
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 11/28/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)