Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Johnny Smith, George Van Eps|
Legends: Solo Guitar Performances
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Two masters display their artistry of solo jazz guitar.
MJCoyle@erols.com | Long Island, New York | 03/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Taken from two separate sessions from legendary jazz guitar greats Johnny Smith and George Van Eps, this CD presents solo performances with unequaled technical mastery and harmonic sophistication. Johnny Smith plays a mixed selection of jazz standards, original tunes and classical pieces. His approach consistantly swings with spirit, precision and articulation. George Van Eps, arguably the father (grandfather?) of modern jazz guitar, reads through such tunes as 'A Foggy Day' & 'I Could Write a Book' before he completely (and amazingly) reconstructs them harmonically and melodically. For this disc to offer either of these two great players would have made it highly recommended, but to feature both, it becomes essential."
A pleasant surprise
W. P. Wells | New Orleans | 08/04/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As a guitarist, curiosity lead me to this recording. I have always been a fan of Johnny Smith. The surprise came when I discovered what a remarkable guitarist George Van Eps is. His style is so smooth and fluid and his use of the seven string adds a dimension few guitarists attain. The Johnny Smith half of the recording was a bit too neo-classical for my tastes but the George Vam Eps portion made up for it."