Posted: Monday, 16 February 2009 by jazzlover in Etykiety: ,

This is pure, undiluted Sonny Sharrock. Taking advantage of the overdubbing process, Sharrock accompanies himself in a series of duets that demonstrate the range of his playing, from menacing to tender. The songs are fairly simple; a brief introduction and chord statement lays the foundation, then Sharrock flies about on top of it. The purity of his tone is both powerful and beautiful. "Broken Toys" is almost like a lullaby after the flying shrapnel of "Devils Doll Baby," where Sharrock shows off his dizzying, visceral slide guitar technique. "Black Bottom" is his take on the blues. "Princess Sonata" is a beautiful suite that encompasses all these aspects of his playing. Guitar makes a nice counterpoint to both Seize the Rainbow, a more rock-oriented release, and Ask the Ages, his reunion with Pharoah Sanders. Bill Laswell deserves some credit for revitalizing Sharrock's career in the '80s, and for sympathetic production on all three of these recordings. Guitar is a beautiful statement by one of jazz music's most unique voices.
:::Review by Sean Westergaard:::

Sonny Sharrock - Guitar (1986)

1. Blind Willie (4:50)
2. Devils Doll Baby (4:07)
3. Broken Toys (6:33)
4. Black Bottom (3:56)
5. Kula-Mae (5:05)
6. Princess Sonata (13:00)

Engineer [Assistant] - Jeff Lippay
Guitar, Written-By - Sonny Sharrock
Producer - Bill Laswell , Sonny Sharrock
Recorded By, Mixed By - Mike Krowiak

9 komentarze:

  1. jazzlover says:

    Sonny Sharrock - Guitar (1986)

    Try it and if you like it, please buy CD!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Try it and if you like it, please buy CD!
    You are joking, don't you? I certainly would buy this one, but it is long out of print, and the Enemy label long gone, sad as it is. But I know - with this standard phrase you would defend youself from ... you know what. I understand. ;)

    Sharrock put out some of his best things in his latter years, in my opinion, and this and "Seize the Rainbow" are certainly part of it.

    Thx for sharing.

  1. jazzlover says:

    Sad damn right Dude.
    Thanks for visiting and comments.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you very much for sharing this!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Link not working-leads back to same page. Would love to hear this. Thanks much!

  1. Nico says:

    Thanks for the new link, been trying to get hold of this album. Thxs a lot !
    Cheerz, N.

  1. Mona says:

    Thank you for this. Such a great guitarist and such a loss!
    Just discovered your blog and have added you to my list,there is some great stuff here.

  1. Anonymous says:

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