Recent Listening, In Brief

Basile Amplitudes

I'll never catch up, but here are a few 2011 CDs I wanted to report on before the year gets away. John Basile, Amplitudes (StringTime Jazz) Basile has a series of agreeable conversations with two other guitarists, both of whom—through the wonders of digital overdubbing—are also Basile. Multiple tracking by a solitary musician goes back to Bill Evans (tape, 1963) and well beyond, to Sidney Bechet’s “Sheik of Araby” and “Blues of Bechet” (lacquer discs, 1941). What's different here … [Read more...]