Monthly Archives: December 2001

Keola Beamer: Soliloquy

Keola Beamer is one of the modern masters of Hawaiian "slack key" guitar, a delicate and uplifting fingerstyle that’s evolved over the past century to accompany Hawaiian song and dance. On "Soliloquy," Beamer offers 10 original compositions and 5 Hawaiian … Continue reading

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Andy Bey: Tuesdays in Chinatown

Andy Bey’s return to recording in the 90s surprised many critics, who were taken aback by his soft, soulful voice, sparkling piano and subtle arrangements. On "Tuesdays in Chinatown," Bey has ventured into new and notable territory, adding evocative covers … Continue reading

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Bill Banfield: Striking Balance

Guitarist/composer Bill Banfield has written for orchestras and big bands for years. This project finds Banfield exploring radio-friendly contemporary jazz and urban idioms. Banfield is joined on the recording by some of his well-known musical friends, including Patrice Rushen, Billy … Continue reading

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Cindy Bullens: Neverland

Cindy Bullens started her career singing back-up for Elton John. In the late 70s she was one of the first women to be known for playing rock guitar. After several albums and the untimely passing of a daughter five years … Continue reading

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