CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO ‘The First Decade’ (Inside Out 08565802) (2003)
Amazing to think that this trio of talented guitarists have been together
for ten years and have so far released five albums. The musicianship on here
is simply stunning and it makes a great album to unwind to. 'Yamanashi
Blues' features very nimble acoustic picking, with the 'Train To Lamy'
series of instrumentals another highlight. The latter takes in many styles
from a fuzzed intro to a laid back Mexican acoustic workout ' a sheer
delight on your headphones. 'Melrose Avenue' rattles along at fair pace
and is up with John Williams for guitar technique.
A fine introduction to the work of this fine trio of musicians and their
Christmas album is another 'must have' for any collection.