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Waiting for a Dancer
Adrian Legg
Waiting for a Dancer
Genres: Folk, Jazz, New Age, Pop, Rock
 
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Legg has the rare ability to make one guitar sound like an entire band. On his new album, he effortlessly blends styles as if each finger were playing a different genre. Among the album's standouts is its opener, "Ragged ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Adrian Legg
Title: Waiting for a Dancer
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Red House
Original Release Date: 2/18/1997
Release Date: 2/18/1997
Genres: Folk, Jazz, New Age, Pop, Rock
Style: Instrumental
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 033651009924

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Legg has the rare ability to make one guitar sound like an entire band. On his new album, he effortlessly blends styles as if each finger were playing a different genre. Among the album's standouts is its opener, "Ragged Nail," which sounds more like an amazing Scott Joplin piano rag then anything I've ever heard on a guitar. He stumbles only once attempting to rock out with "Son of Kiss Girl," which comes off more like B-grade Satriani. Still, all is forgiven with the following track, "Kalahari Blues," which brings up dusty images of a scorching desert unlike anything since Ry Cooder's brilliant soundtrack to Paris, Texas. Where most recording artists rely on 48 tracks, Legg relies on 10 digits. In the end, he pulls together bits and pieces of jazz, classical, country (and anything else he feels like playing) to create music that is both seamless, timeless, and unique. --Bill Snyder

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Little Known Great
Russell Diederich | Littleton, CO United States | 02/07/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first found out about Adrian Legg when he opened for the first go around of the G3 tour. Satch, Johnson and Vai rocked, but the most amazing guitarist was Legg. No band. Just him and his guitar on stage. And, the sounds coming from him all by himself. I stared in disbelief as he played, and the reached over and gave several of his tuning machines a twist changing the pitch of the strings as they rang out. We've all see a guitarist do this with the low-E, but Legg seemed to play with his tuners more than fretting the guitar. It was simply amazing. The next day I went out and purchased "Waiting for a Dancer". The album is a great representation of the live show. Besides one track, "Son of Kiss Curl", it's just Legg and his guitar. His runs are of blinding speed, yet entertaining and filling. He sounds much larger than just one guitar, and you'll be surprised that you are not missing the other instruments. The guitar mastery is present on "Bayou Bells" that starts off almost astral and then picks up speed. If you love the sound of the guitar, then this is the perfect album for you. There is nothing else to get in the way of just the guitar, and Legg is a dazzling player. You'll be captivated by his sound, the fact that he's an electrical soloist, and his fast runs. If you get a chance to see Legg live, don't miss it. It is definitely a jaw-dropping experience."
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R. MARK Plummer | From the Former USA | 09/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Puttting the mic up close like this lets the listerner sit right "inside" Legg's guitar and enjoy tonal resonances, overtones and textural percussive effects that usually only the guitar player himself gets to hear and feel. If you enjoy solo guitar - this is a treat!"