In “Air Patterns”, acoustic guitarist/composer David Pritchard creates a mosaic of musical landscapes accomplished through the intricate layering of guitar tracks. The hypnotic, mesmerizing musical landscapes are characterized by shifting overlapping meters and sparkling melodic patterns.
Pritchard’s jazz and fusion roots inform many of the pieces on “Air Patterns.” David has performed with vibist Gary Burton, ex-Mother of Invention Don Preston, pianist Billy Childs as well as recording two fusion jazz albums under his own name for Inner City Records which also featured Patrice Rushen and Freddie Hubbard. Pritchard’s current work is also featured on the latest CD “Spin” by the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.
In “Air Patterns”, Pritchard has moved his musical course out of the jazz realm and into a new and unique acoustic musical environment. “Air Patterns” makes for an exquisite listening experience not to be missed. Here is praise for “Air Patterns” as well as for one of his other releases “Unassigned Territory.”
Air Patterns (Molecular Music MM10012)
“One of those precious albums that cuts through the dross...”
John Diliberto, CD Review
“His imagination runs rampant, resulting in thick yet shimmering tonal textures...”
Unassigned Territory (Zebra Acoustic Records)
“There is a spaciousness and forward momentum to Pritchard’s designs that makes his simple but detailed compositions sound cinematic.”
“...By turns wistful, sorrowful, enchanting and always melodic, the music transcends such tired terms as “new age.”
AMG All Music Guide