Martin Taylor and Steve Howe – Masterpiece Guitars (2003) [Japanese Release] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Martin Taylor and Steve Howe – Masterpiece Guitars (2003) [Japanese Release]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 60:31 minutes | Scans included | 2,11 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,34 GB

Jazz guitarist Martin Taylor and rock guitarist Steve Howe would seem an unlikely pair to make a CD together, but they had an opportunity, thanks to the generosity of a fan with a wide-ranging collection of vintage collectable guitars. In 1996, the two guitarists gathered over the course of several sessions and chose various instruments, often using several within one track via overdubbing. The two guitarists play together on just five of the 17 tracks, with Taylor playing ten solos and Howe two. Taylor’s unusual setting of Kenny Dorham’s “Blue Bossa” incorporates one guitar for rhythm, while he switches off among 18 other instruments for the solo. His setting of “All the Things You Are” adds a surprising lyrical introduction, while the arrangement contrasts with the typically over the top bop recordings. Howe’s spacious “Tailpiece” suggests a lonely journey in the desert. Taylor also penned several originals, including the tasty bossa nova “Cherokee Ridge.” Among the duo features, the enchanting, understated interpretation of “Smile” has a special appeal. This session will be of special interest to guitarists, though anyone familiar with either Martin Taylor or Steve Howe ought to investigate this enjoyable release.


01. Two Teardrops
02. No Pedestrians
03. Smile
04. La Questa
05. All The Things You Are
06. Thought Waves
07. Thank Heaven For Little Girls
08. Ginger
09. Blue Bossa – featuring the Blue Guitars
10. Tailpiece
11. Cherokee Ridge
12. The Sunshine Of Your Smile
13. Goofus
14. Moon River
15. Ae Fond Kiss / Farewell To Erin
16. Somewhere
17. Harpnosis



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