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California Guitar Trio
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: California Guitar Trio
Title: Pathways
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Discipline Us
Original Release Date: 6/9/1998
Re-Release Date: 6/23/1998
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock
Styles: Electric Blues, Modern Blues, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 633367980328

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Leaping Pathways That Help Quicken Desire
Nicholas Croft | New York | 12/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The California Guitar Trio was formed by Bert Lams, Hideyo Moriya and Paul Richards. All three perform acoustic guitar, on this CD, in unedited live studio performances. This 1998 recording is their third work together as a trio, after the 1995 disc "Invitation" and 1993's "Yamanashi Blues".Before their formation as a trio, Bert, Hideyo and Paul had previously appeared in various configurations of The League of Crafty Guitarists and had also served as three of the five members of the Robert Fripp String Quintet. On "Pathways", a significant level of performance maturity is clearly in evidence. Thankfully, such maturity has been assigned to a repertoire consisting of classical arrangements along with original, intelligent progressive compositions that match well to their classical sensibility.In addition to the guitar trio configuration, a number of tracks include saxophone played by Bill Janssen and Roger Lambson. The touch tapped Warr Guitar, performed by Trey Gunn, is included on a few of the tracks as well."Pathways" will serve as a beautiful introduction to the work of the California Guitar Trio. It showcases some of the finest examples of their warmly sensitive musical expression."
Eclectic, technically-innovative CD that stretches your mind
Dan Linke ( | Princeton, NJ | 10/18/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Anyone interested in the guitar as a musical instrument will find much to admire in this CD. The CGT expand your musical appreciation for the instrument that many of us think we know so well by covering everything from Beethoven to Classical Gas in ways that highlight the richness of the guitar in this all-instrumental CD. By using innovative tuning techniques, they manage to produce a wider range of notes which delights the ear as well as the mind. This is not just a CD for background music (though many may use it that way), but also a fine example of the musical diversity the guitar is capable of. Robert Fripp produces."
This is a GREAT CD!! These guys are INCREDIBLE!!!
spiral_mind | 10/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you love classical guitar get ready, these three guys do things you won't believe. Incredible precission that is real, I have seen them live! And the sound quality is out of this world."