Guitar Reviews by Frederick Burton

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  1. Violin Sonatas by Sergei Prokofiev ·
    Not guitar pieces but nevertheless a plethora of ideas can be had by listening to other instruments. If you like a emotional roller coaster I highly suggest the sonata in Fmin. These two pieces are well noted and are part of the solo violin re...(more)
    Recordings: Classical · Posted: 11/28/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  2. Solo Guitar by Earl Klugh ·
    Unfortunately I'm not all that familiar with Earl Klugh. This album has more than my interest. If you're learning chord melody, I suggest giving this recording a thorough listening to.
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 11/28/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  3. Witchcraft by George Benson ·
    Great set of tunes with George on top of his game. This baby RIPSSSSS!
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 11/28/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  4. Junior High by Junior Brown ·
    Simple Amazing!!!!!!!
    Recordings: Country · Posted: 11/28/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  5. Guitar Masters ·
    Not bad. I would recommend this site, particularly for beginning jazzers.
    Instruction: On-Line · Posted: 11/28/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  6. Green Street by Grant Green ·
    When I started playing jazz, I wasn't to hip on the names of those who played back in the 50's and 60's. I thought Grant Green and Freddie Green were two of the same. Now that I'm old and so much wiser I saw the ere of my ways. This due swing...(more)
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 11/30/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  7. Moonlight in Vermont by Johnny Smith ·
    Did I mention that this recording is a classic. Every jazz guitarist should own this recording. Classic. This man can burn a fretboard without losing the music. Fluid chords, awesome arpeggios. MUST GET!!!
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 11/30/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  8. Vierd Blues by Ron Affif ·
    This guy, in my opinion is very underated. I was turned on to Ron Affif a couple of years ago and I have a few of his recordings. I'm hooked! I really like the arrangements of these Miles Davis's tunes. Really a twist. His solos are musical a...(more)
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 11/30/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  9. Acoustic Moments by Bireli Lagrene ·
    If you're in the mood for some tasteful fretburning then I highly suggest this recording. Check out "Impressions" which is a burnin' tune, so that should give you fair warning.
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 11/30/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  10. Blue Light 'Til Dawn by Cassandra Wilson ·
    I included this recording with blues because of the guitarist. Cassandra's songs have influences of blues, jazz, and folk. Brandon Ross, her guitarist plays an interesting blues style guitar. Check out the cover of Robert Johnson's "Come on In...(more)
    Recordings: Blues · Posted: 11/30/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  11. Eat 'Em & Smile by David Lee Roth ·
    Take away the vocals then you have a pretty excellent CD. But then again David does give it a certain type of charm. Vai's playing is phenomenal, yet entertaining, yet virtuostic. Must get!
    Recordings: Rock/Pop · Posted: 12/1/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  12. Chico Hamilton Quintet w/ Eric Dolphy by Chico Hamilton ·
    Check it out Mark, I'm sure you won't be disappointed. The way the guitar is used in this setting is like a piano, a la Jim Hall. Eric Dolphy's playing is phenominal.
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 12/1/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  13. Desert Lady/ Fantasy by Toshiko Akiyoshi ·
    In school, I had the honor of doing a paper/presentation on Toshiko. I have all of her recordings, even with her first husband, alto saxophonist, Charlie Mariano. I believe ever jazzer should own her recordings especially if you're an arranger...(more)
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 12/1/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  14. Black, Brown and White by Big Bill Broonzy ·
    I have this recording with another by Big Bill. I truly like this down home blues. Thanks Jim for making me dust off the old CD and playing it again. Really cool
    Recordings: Blues · Posted: 12/2/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  15. Little Tree by Ryo Kawasaki ·
    I could've placed this resource under the jazz category but upon listening to this recording one of my students turned me on to, it sounded more like electronica. I really didn't enjoy it but it has its merits.
    Recordings: Electronica · Posted: 12/2/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  16. Plays Metallica by Apocalyptica ·
    I mentioned this classical cello quartet in one of my articles as listening to something different and very unique. Maybe the San Francisco Sym should take some lessons.... maybe not. I really enjoy this recording and suggest this.
    Recordings: Classical · Posted: 12/2/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  17. Just Wait A Minute by Uptown String Quartet ·
    This goes under my category of listening to how a song is played under a different environment. This group was created by jazz great Max Roach and the arrangements are very very very good. The musicianship is great as well. I definitely sugge...(more)
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 12/2/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  18. Blowing Session by Johnny Griffin ·
    Need I say anymore! To listen to the who, what, where, when, how, or just any inside-outs of a jazz setting check out this recording.
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 12/2/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  19. Speak Love by Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass ·
    This recording is just one of three or four that this duo recorded together. For any jazz guitarist who want to learn how to accompany a vocalist. This is a MUST GET!!!
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 12/2/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  20. Rhapsody in White by Barry White ·
    Awesome arrangements, pay particular attention to the guitars. This is where Ray Parker Jr, And Lee Rittenour got their start. You won't be disappointed.
    Recordings: Funk/R&B · Posted: 12/5/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)