Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, New Age
From the first note to the last phrase of Jamie Bonk's self-titled debut CD, evocative melodies and pulsating rhythms intertwine to create a thoroughly unique listening experience. This is contemporary instrumental music t... more »
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From the first note to the last phrase of Jamie Bonk's self-titled debut CD, evocative melodies and pulsating rhythms intertwine to create a thoroughly unique listening experience. This is contemporary instrumental music that moves between and around a wide variety of textures and moods. Jamie's guitar playing is melodic at its core with melodies that flow into and out of improvisations. Percussion is the foil for melody in Jamie's compositions. If you liked Mickey Hart's "Planet Drum" you're sure to enjoy the world percussion flavours on "Jamie Bonk". Percussion sets an undulating bed for lyrical melodies; the listener always feels a pulse in Jamie's music. Jamie's guitar playing and use of percussion are not the only highlights on "Jamie Bonk", which is the first release from the new contemporary instrumental label Bonk Productions. Ambient space also plays a defining role. Fans of Patrick O'Hearn, Enya, and Ottmar Liebert will enjoy the textural complexity heard throughout the CD. Not just for fans of contemporary instrumental music, "Jamie Bonk" creates a contemplative mood that holds a listener from beginning to end. Melody, rhythm and texture are the ingredients but emotion is the result.
Mark Ovington | Overland Park, KS USA | 08/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you love instrumental guitar music, this is a great album. It's not really flamenco, more of a moody Craig Chaquico with the soft touch of a Govi or Ramon Bermudez. I buy way too many guitar albums, and this is the best one I've come across in a year or two. A new CD is due in late summer, 2000. I'll certainly buy it. The artist has a web page at JamieBonk.com."