Singer and visrtuoso guitarist Jose Feliciano release his first
instrumental album "Six String Lady" only for internet download:
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Jose Feliciano | Self Published, only for internet download
Jose Feliciano release his first instrumental album in over 40 years of
recording career, Andres Segovia appears to have been a strong influence
on the guitar mastery that Jose Feliciano (5 times voted best pop
guitarist bt Guitar Player Magazine in 70sand voted in Jazz and
classical field) places behind his popular vocals. This instrumental
album, a dedication to Segovia, features the guitarist with an acoustic
model in hand, expressing his gratitude for the inspiration. The songs,
all Feliciano originals, feature his acoustic instrument out in front,
interpreting with a classical feeling. He surrounds himself with
electric bass, guitar synthesizers, and programmed drum rhythms.
”Street Jazz” plays out as a smooth jazz trip, allowing his guitar synth
to imitate a sultry saxophone while the acoustic guitar strides with
classical authority. “Six-String Lady” lets his acoustic guitar parade
with a soulful strut while synth waves of swirling colors surround him
completely. “Acousto Rock” drives with a heavy storm warning that lights
up the night sky. The song’s theme and texture recalls The Ventures. All
the while, Feliciano weaves a consistent classical guitar signature into
a work that honors the memory of Segovia’s virtuosity and leadership.
Three pieces directly aimed at paying tribute to Segovia, plus one that
Feliciano has named “España Verde,” offer a pure look at the thrills
that classical guitar can provide. With these selections, the guitarist
catches fire. He demonstrates the virtuosic acoustic guitar technique
that he’s always made prominent, and he does not hide it among the
circle of synths and mechanical rhythms that he employs elsewhere.
all at Jose Feliciano site
Track Listing: Segovia Part One; Catwalk; Millennium; Romantic
Interlude; Street Jazz; Six-String Lady; España Verde; Segovia Part Two;
Barn Funk; Not Yet; Acousto Rock; Snow Bird; Exaltation; Segovia Part Three.
Personnel: Jose Feliciano: guitar, guitar synthesizers, percussion,
bass; Al Payson: drum programming, bass.
Review Published: December, 2005