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Wu Wei
Pierre Bensusan
Wu Wei
Genres: Folk, World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop
 
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Pierre Bensusan has always used his voice as a supporting harmonic instrument behind his acoustic guitar, but on Wu Wei, his vocals are more prominent than ever. Only three songs on the recording feature actual lyrics, but...  more »

      
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All Artists: Pierre Bensusan
Title: Wu Wei
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder Select
Release Date: 2/21/1995
Genres: Folk, World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop
Styles: Jazz Fusion, Meditation, Instrumental
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 011661313828

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Pierre Bensusan has always used his voice as a supporting harmonic instrument behind his acoustic guitar, but on Wu Wei, his vocals are more prominent than ever. Only three songs on the recording feature actual lyrics, but on four of the five other songs, the Parisian musician uses scat syllables as a second lead instrument; sometimes the voice accompanies the guitar, and sometimes the guitar accompanies the voice. The result is a new sound for a guitarist who has long dazzled listeners with his facility and his John Renbourn-like mix of Celtic, jazz, and Arabic influences. --Geoffrey Himes

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WU WEI
Iván Santos Paredes | Lima, Perú | 03/31/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This cd is a special one for Pierre Bensusan, the recording process of this cd lasted a lot, because his father died during this process; so he was affected by this situation. Part of the music of this compact reflexs this feeling. He is an excellent guitarrist, he's an innovator in the execution of this instrument, and fuses diferent styles of music. He influenced to many guitarrist around the world. This Cd. is excellent, but not as much as his masterpiece: "Solilai"."
Passion.
Robert Lunte | Seattle, WA USA | 07/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Pure perfection! It simply is, one of the greatest finger-style, guitar albums ever.You cant go wrong, and it cant be matched in chops, writing and passion.Bensusan, is considered one of the greatest guitarists in the world so you will get an earfull of great acoustic guitar picking....he also vocalizes over some tunes occassionally (80% instrumental 20% w/vocals), typically folksy lament in French or pure abstract scatisms....now imagine a Frenchman scatting over solo guitar with a celtic flavor, at the highest degree of beauty and technique.......Considered a leader in Celtic interpretations as well, playing exclusively in the DADGAD tuning......you have Bensusan."
This album kicks ***.
Iván Santos Paredes | 01/24/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If your considering buying one of Pierre's albums buy this one or Spices"