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Genres: Jazz, New Age
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Marc Ruby? | Warren, MI USA | 01/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As is often the case with my albums, this is one of Elwood's earliest efforts. He is something of a mystery to me a s a person because he has always been removed as a performer, and has almost no presence on the web. But he is another of the New Age's guitar masters. He isn't an adventurer like Bensusan, but he is a finely controled fingerstyle musicion who demenstrated considerable skill within the boundaries of the traditional.While traditional in terms of musicality, Ellwood is not bound into a particular tradition - he plays 'Ellwood' instead of Celtic or Basque, or any other sub-genre. While he uses ensembles, he generally takes the lead role, unlike John Doan, who will sometimes completely disappear from a piece of music. As in Holly's Song, where he shares the stage with both a flute and continuo instruments, he still rides over the texture of the other instruments. Since Ellwood has a very engaging style, this is nothing to complain about.Stylistically, expect fairly slow tempo music with complex melodies and arpeggiation. There are usually accompanying instruments. The entire effect is quite rich, with a tendenciy to the contemplative. This album tends to get sorted to the back of my heap, where it is regularly rediscovered with a great deal of delight and a conscious reminder to myself to track down more of Ellwood's music, and settly down with a good book and a companionable cat."
Marc F. Colucci | 12/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Simply a great CD. Relaxing, comfort, reflecting. A true Canadian gem. I have been listening to William Ellwood for quite some time now. His music never gets old. Don't pass up this cd."