Neil Lamb | New Tunes for Jazz Guitar

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Bill Frisell Evan Hirschelman George Van Eps

More Artists From
United States - United States

Other Genres You Will Love
Jazz: Chamber Jazz Jazz: Avant-Garde Jazz Moods: Featuring Guitar
There are no items in your wishlist.

New Tunes for Jazz Guitar

by Neil Lamb

A broad range of original jazz guitar pieces: everything from well crafted solo pieces such as the traditional sounding "Family Portrait Suite" , or "Longing"-- an aching duet where Neil performs both parts, to trios with bass and drums like "Restless Gentlemen", that explore the art of spontaneous composition . While stylistically diverse, the unifying element throughout is the strong melodic element-- the "tunes". They are present in the heads, in the solos, and even in the chordal accompaniment. The result is a fascinating journey into the mind of this inventive guitarist.
Genre: Jazz: Chamber Jazz
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Buy 2 or more of this title and get 10% off
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
share
time
download
1. Down the Mountain
Share this song!
X
3:29 $0.99
2. Whitetail
Share this song!
X
6:20 $0.99
3. Family Portrait Suite: E D L
Share this song!
X
4:34 $0.99
4. Family Portrait Suite: C L L
Share this song!
X
2:47 $0.99
5. Family Portrait Suite : C M L
Share this song!
X
3:06 $0.99
6. Restless Gentlemen
Share this song!
X
5:27 $0.99
7. Children's Halloween
Share this song!
X
3:30 $0.99
8. The Old Poacher
Share this song!
X
4:27 $0.99
9. Moving Voices
Share this song!
X
4:11 $0.99
10. Longing
Share this song!
X
3:47 $0.99
11. Footsteps to Freedom
Share this song!
X
5:56 $0.99
12. Road Rage
Share this song!
X
7:01 $0.99
13. Seven String Boogie
Share this song!
X
2:47 $0.99
14. Itchy and Skratchy
Share this song!
X
3:48 $0.99
15. Cascade
Share this song!
X
2:27 $0.99
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Ever have a friend who was brilliant, witty, encyclopedic in knowledge, galactic in interests, prone to hyperactivity and who, as a result, drove you nuts? If that friend was a guitarist and composer, he would be Neil Lamb. Lamb's "New Tunes for Jazz Guitar" is, like an over-caffeinated genius on a full-tilt stream-of-conscious jag, all over the place in a way that is fascinating and maddening (although repeated listenings give a decided edge to fascinating).
Whether holding a guitar - the seven-string is his instrument of choice - or a pen, Lamb takes chances. The first track is illustrative. "Down the Mountain" begins with a descending arpeggiated figure, suggesting a reflective, mood-setting opener. That figure, and the six that follow, soon accelerates out of control, as if gravity could take hold of notes. It's a subtle warning that listeners should hold on to their hats for the 12 tunes that follow. There's a funky shuffle that threatens to break into a sprint. A couple of sweet, exquisitely voiced ballads that aren't the least bit afraid of getting emotional. Some electronics-driven free-form improvs. A big, acoustic-pounding folkie thing. Rockabilly. Road rage set to music. The atonal, arhythmic, amelodic "Itchy and Scratchy," Lamb says, is a "soundtrack for a humorous and violent cartoon." Given his studies in modern composition, he could just as well have said it was what would have happened had Schoenberg played guitar and hung out with drummers and bass players.
The drummer here is Dave Herzfeld; Jim Lyden's on bass. They're not given a lot to do on this record, but they know how to pick their spots and shine when opportunities arise. Mark Kleinhaut, another amazing Maine-based guitarist, joins Lamb for a duet in "Footsteps to Freedom."
Bruce Kyle for the Bangor Daily News. 06 /01/ 2002



Reviews


to write a review