A Rifftides reader has made us aware of a video featuring the remarkable Irish guitarist Louis Stewart. Stewart died at 72 in Dublin last August following a short battle with cancer. Video quality is fuzzy and the shot is static, but what matters most—the sound—is generally good. This performance of the Sonny Rollins composition “Oleo” was filmed during a tour of Wales in 1993. The second guitarist is Trefor Owen, with John McCormack playing bass and Steven Brown drums.
If you enter Louis Stewart guitar in the YouTube search bar, you will come up with additional pieces from the Stewart performance in Wales, in addition to clips of a variety of other guitarists. Further information about Stewart is on his website.
Have a good weekend.