Monday, September 5, 2016

Sunday Music Muse Today (Labor day Edition) Manuel Barrueco, Margaret Explosion

Welcome to my Sunday Music Muse Day, delayed a day for Labor Day holiday.  The first pick is another one motivated by the names of the other musicians rather than the leader. Manuel Barrueco Nylon and Steel is a CD of duets which finds Barrueco, who according to All that Jazz, " a globally acclaimed classical guitarist who specializes in Spanish musics but has also explored Bach, Toru Takemitsu and Arvo Pärt over the past 25 years", playing with Al Di Meola, Steve Morse, and Andy Summers.  Each of these guitarist are known for playing with successful groups, Return to Forever, Dixie Dregs, and the Police, respectively, and solo careers. Although I wasn't familiar with Barrueco, I like this CD  and will look for more of his CDs.

My next selection is local Rochester group I still haven't had a chance to see live.  Margaret Explosion Skyhigh is another spacey jam affair. Their music has been described as "...slow-motion psychedelia that conjures images and colors" (by Frank De Blase City Newspaper - Nov. 29, 2006)  That pretty much covers it. In their own words, '"We call what we do simultaneous, spontaneous composition rather than jamming,"  That's means, unless you have their CD you will never here the same tune again. An interesting concept for a band.

That's it for this week.  I'm going to get out and enjoy the day.  You should do the same.  There always good music when you return.

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