This piece was almost entirely improvised. The simple melody was originally written when I was 14 years old, and resurfaced mysteriously during a hike. Electric and acoustic GuitarViols played pizzicato (to sound like tablas) are featured prominently, and the synth-like guitar sounds were made with an Electro-Harmonix HOG pedal.
released May 27, 2010
Robert Powell: pedal-steel guitar
Michael Manring: bass
Celso Alberti: drums
Rick Walker: dumbec
Barry Cleveland: electric guitar, GuitarViol
Mark Wingfield is always recommended listening for fans of Jazz or Fusion guitar (among the names usually dropped you'll find Alan Holdsworth, Terje Rypdal, Pat Metheny). Nevertheless, this isn't just pure Jazz. I seem to hear more traces of progressive rock than in his other recordings, but probably that's just an early impression... Carsten Pieper