Guitar Reviews by Frederick Burton

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  1. Washington Guitar Quintet by Charlie Byrd ·
    This is in memory of Charlie who has recently passed. The jazz world takes it on the chin again. This recording and the many he has done with Herb Ellis and Barney Kessell will forever be tops on my list.
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 12/5/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  2. S&M by Metallica ·
    I don't like it a little bit.
    Recordings: Metal · Posted: 12/7/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  3. Ride the Lightning by Metallica ·
    Believe it or not Jason, being not your biggest Metallica fan, this is my favorite of all of them.
    Recordings: Metal · Posted: 12/7/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  4. Serenade, Op.24 by Arnold Schoenberg ·
    A many of my classical resources will be of the non guitar variety. This is because this lends a certain variation in ones aural perception and broadens, shall we say, the mind. Man, I sound snobbish. LOL. Anyway, a wholenoter wrote a lesson...(more)
    Recordings: Classical · Posted: 12/8/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  5. Guitar Festival by Romeros ·
    Anyone who studies classical guitar are familiar with the stylings of the Romeros. This recording will not disappoint, particularly the Flamenco music which is played by Pepe. Must get for all!
    Recordings: Classical · Posted: 12/8/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  6. Symphony No.3 by Henryk Gorecki ·
    This is Gorecki at his miminalistic best. This symphony has everything for the ears. Canon, its modal, gregorian, Upshaw is at her best. For something a bit different yet musical pleasing with a sad but interesting subject, this is a must get...(more)
    Recordings: Classical · Posted: 12/8/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  7. Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin ·
    Other than a songwriter, Gershwin composed some classic symphonic pieces and Rhapsody in Blue is the one composition that fused jazz and classical as one. In reality it was a classical piece for a jazz band. Must get!
    Recordings: Classical · Posted: 12/8/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  8. Cause & Effect by Larry Coryell ·
    Is it me or is Steve Smith on every recording! Doesn't matter. LOL.. He's a monster on this recording as is Larry and Tom. Just when I thought Larry was going to mire in the duldrums of smooth jazz. WHAM! He comes out with this... MUST GET!...(more)
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 12/9/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  9. Beneath the Mask by Chick Corea ·
    I really dig this recording, one of the best that features this lineup. I guess egos can stay together. This is one of the only settings where I can tolerate Fank Gambale. I recommend it!
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 12/9/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  10. Plays the Blues by John Coltrane ·
    I pretty much love all of Coltrane's recordings. Even the "Out" stuff but this one still remains at numero uno!! If anyone want to hear different versions of the jazz blues, I suggest this. Again, its one thing to analyse and read about the b...(more)
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 12/9/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  11. Impressions by John Coltrane ·
    This recording is very interesting because it introduces the listener to Coltrane's concept of incorporating two drums and two basses in the same setting. Check out the tune "India". The rest of the recording will not disappoint especially wit...(more)
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 12/12/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  12. Time Further Out by Dave Brubeck ·
    Then I suggest this recording! Must get.
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 12/12/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  13. Time Out by Dave Brubeck ·
    This recording and "Further Out" are must gets for the jazzer. And that's the bottom line cause FB said so!
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 12/12/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  14. Arcana, Ameriques by Edgar Varese ·
    Try this on for size. Prepare your ears and broaden your mind. This classical masterpiece will change the way you look at classical music. French composer Edgar Varese was definitely before his time. 20th century music at its best.
    Recordings: Classical · Posted: 12/12/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  15. Tour De Force -- "Live" by Al DiMeola ·
    I have this as well. MUST GET! Not only is the guitar playing phenomenal but check out the groups playing, especially the bassist.
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 12/14/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  16. MVP Truth in Shredding by Allan Holdsworth & Frank Gambale ·
    Everyone knows my opinion of the Thunder from down Under. But I'm truthfully an Alan Holdsworth fan, and love his playing on this CD. But sould be included in your collection for those days you want to change your car oil.
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 12/14/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  17. Reckless Precision by Tuck Andress ·
    Upon purchasing this recording years ago and listening, I thought there were two guitars! Great arrangements and great musicianship. Must get!
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 12/15/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  18. Incredible Jazz Guitar by Wes Montgomery ·
    You can never mention jazz guitar without the name Charlie Christian and of course Wes. This recording has all the characteristics that made Wes the legendary jazz guitarist we know today. Excellent rhythm section, great tunes and a must have...(more)
    Recordings: Blues · Posted: 12/15/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  19. Southern Steel by Steve Morse ·
    I really dig Steve Morse and find his shredding to be tasteful and musical. it's easy to list his playing as an influence and this recording is just one of many get.
    Recordings: Rock/Pop · Posted: 12/15/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)
  20. Hand Crafted Swing by George VanEps & Howard Alden ·
    7 string guitar, the way it should be played. One recording of a few done by this duet. This is one to get!
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 12/15/1999 by Frederick Burton (5465)