Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Robert Fripp & The League of Crafty Guitarists|
Intergalactic Boogie Express: Live in Europe 1991
Genres: Pop, Rock
The best acoustic guitar album I've heard yet
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a live recording of 10 highly accomplished guitarists - all advanced participants in Robert Fripp's Guitar Craft seminars. The playing here is highly precise, with an emphasis on tight, complex teamwork, to wonderful musical effect. Especially gratifying is Nigel Gavin's (now of Gitbox Rebellion) composition on the opening track, which leads off with what sounds to me like a bit of a microtonal tribute to Harry Partch. I'm also very fond of the hidden 'non performance', and the additional 'hidden' track.If you're sick to death of the tired guitar repertoire they play on classical radio stations, this is a tremendous genre-free antidote"
The good craft of the acoustic axe
James H. Timber-Giboyeaux | Puerto Rico | 04/08/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I rate this recording with 4.5 stars. This is one of the few records I own that endures uninterrupted playing for four years in a row and still goes on strong. I believe this is the culmination from the two previous Guitar Craft recordings: Live and Show of Hands. This performance arm of Guitar Craft display an uncanny sense of musicianship rarely withness on recording or stage with daring compositions, specially from Nigel Gavin, and distinguished playing by all musicians. The attack on the guitars is sharp and transparent. Notes and melodies never drift out of focus nor they lie into drolling tunes (well almost!!..). Another Guitar Craft recording is well in need. It has been ten years now with out any new stuff and fans like myself are hurting."
Band on the Run
Mr. Richard D. Coreno | Berea, Ohio USA | 06/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Out of the many projects in the incredible career of Robert Fripp, The League of Crafty Guitarists is perhaps the finest.
This is Fripp within his element as an educator and artist, as the tour included nine advanced participants in Fripp's Guitar Craft seminars. With elements of classical and progressive rock, the 19 selections bring new angles of sound with each listening.
The booklet - penned by Fripp - not only explains the LCG concept, the travails and triumphs of the Spring 1991 tour and reflects upon an ongoing professional dispute that nearly derailed everything.
This is an outstanding representation of the LCG performing live. That the tour survived the off-stage drama makes the performances even more special.