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Mellow Guitar
George Van Eps
Mellow Guitar
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock
 
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A renaissance man--he created a seventh string for his guitar, making the bass almost irrelevant--George Van Eps combined the clean precision of a classical guitarist with improvisational skills second to none. Whether acc...  more »

      
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All Artists: George Van Eps
Title: Mellow Guitar
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sundazed Music Inc.
Original Release Date: 1/1/1956
Re-Release Date: 11/23/1999
Album Type: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock
Style: Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090771017727

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Album Description
A renaissance man--he created a seventh string for his guitar, making the bass almost irrelevant--George Van Eps combined the clean precision of a classical guitarist with improvisational skills second to none. Whether accompanied by a hip string section led by Paul Weston, or just vibes, bass and drums (or bongos), Van Eps' unquenchable fire burns an elegant icy blue on this 1956 uptown masterpiece.

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CD Reviews

Nobody does it better
12/31/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Pure, crisp, clean, perfect. 7 strings, of course, and the only guy who's ever made that work. Warm tone, unmatched, even on an old recording. This guy could teach Stradivarius how to play. I've been waiting for this to come out on CD for years... he's as rare as my '57 Strat. Don't pass it up. Whatever your guitar music preference is, from Henrix to Paco de Lucia, this guy is just awesome. You'll be wondering, "How'd he do that?", when you're not thinking, "Wow.""
He is the master of solo guitar
06/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this is solo guitar 101. and once you listen to it you realize it is solo guitar 401!for all its "mellowness" it is deceptive.on every track mr. vaneps does something remarkable. every track is a work of art, a very complex work of art. do yourself a favor and buy this cd!"
Incredible, beautiful playing
David Lockwood | Atlanta, GA | 07/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I had heard about this recording for years, but didn't realize that it came out on disc. It was recorded in the 50's, but sounds like it was recorded yesterday - very crisp. I was a little skeptical at first, simply because there was a string section included. I was afraid it might ruin his playing. But the strings were beautifully and tastefully arranged, so Van Eps' guitar was clearly in the front of the mix. As far as his playing goes, it inspired me to go out and buy a 7 string guitar - that should tell you something! I've been playing for over 20 years, but this recording made me realize that, for solo guitar, the instrument isn't complete unless you have that 7th string.
Beautiful chords.. If you're a guitar fan or player, get it - simple as that.

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