From the Musician to the Master
RJ | PA USA | 08/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The latest instrumental offering from Phil Keaggy shows us, once again, that their is no bottom to the well of Phil's music. The subtitle, "Master & Musician 2," is very appropriate: although Phil's music transcends any category or label, it is obvious to all who are familiar with him that he is the musician, playing music inspired by and written for his Master, and these pieces are worthy of Him. I cannot recommend this CD highly enough."
The Finest Guitarist Ever ?
anthony | 10/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Brace yourself because I'm going to say something controversial--something that most popular guitarists will only admit in private for fear of blaspheming the "holy" reputations of superstars like Hendrix or Clapton:
The World's Greatest Guitar Player is Phil Keaggy.
Rather than argue with me, listen to the following songs:
1."Unveiling" and "Listen Closely" from Paul Clark and Friends' COME INTO
HIS PRESENCE and GOOD TO BE HOME
2.Any Keaggy solo from Michael Omartian's SEASONS OF THE SOUL
3.The last five minutes of PK's prog-rock electric foray on "Time" and the
Impressionist adaptation of C.S. Lewis' "As the Ruin Falls" on the PK solo CD
LOVE BROKE THRU
4.The mostly-improvised,live, concerto-like solos on "Rejoice" from HOW THE WEST
WAS ONE and "The Further Adventures Of.." from REVELATOR
5.The entirety of his MASTER AND THE MUSICIAN and LIGHTS OF MADRID CD's
6.The guitar-synth mastery displayed on "The Dawn is Near" from ELECTRIC BLUE
7."The Quote Jester", a melodic yet shred-packed classical composition from
Keaggy, King, and Dente's INVENTION
8."Rivulets"-- a solo piece performed live with a loop machine-- in addition to
everything else on ACOUSTIC SKETCHES, and
9.The entirety of Keaggy's new PHANTASMAGORICAL.
After that, go on You-Tube and watch Keaggy masterfully, gracefully, effortlessly
perform the nearly-impossible-to-play "Reunion" and "Time". Hey, you may end up questioning my original superlative (I doubt it!), but I bet you'll become a Phil Keaggy fan regardless.