Six-String (playlist #119)

"eye-tar" by gbmediadesign

This week's episode traversed a broad musical landscape crossing several genres and musical styles. All of the musical hopscotching to one side, one instrument that was constant across a number of compositions was the guitar—both clean and effected. From John Scofield's latest contribution, to Kevin Eubanks, Oz Noy, William Tyler, and even some early classic ZZ Top with Billy Gibbons! The sonic diversity of the guitar makes it such a musical chameleon which is probably why, like this week's show illustrates, it can appear in so many unique musical settings. Rest assured, it was not all about the six-string this week. A number of new releases were also featured that warrant deeper listening. Check out this week's playlist to expand your listening horizon this week.

Also, please checkout the fourth Alloy podcast episode featuring my conversation with musician and new renaissance artist, Elizabeth A. Baker. You can find all you need to know about that episode here. Lend an open ear and give it a listen. I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with Elizabeth and hope you do as well.

Finally, don't forget that you can listen to all of the music from the last episode, “Two Bass HIt” (click here). This week's artwork, “eye-tar” was truly inspired by this week's guitar-laden focus and is by yours truly. Thanks for listening!

Compostion Artist Album Listen
The Cascades Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues Apple Music
My One And Only Love Kevin Eubanks East West Time Line Apple Music
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski & John Scofield Hudson Apple Music
Pumpkinhead, P. I. The Brett Gold New York Jazz Orchestra Dreaming Big Apple Music
Goodbye Pork Pye Hat Joris Teepe & Don Braden Conversations Apple Music
Serpentine Fred Hersch Sunday Night at the Vanguard Apple iTunes
Laveau Dirge Finale Trombone Shorty Parking Lot Symphony Apple Music
Portrait-robot Miriodor Signal 9 Apple iTunes
Journey Tree Syrinx Tumblers from the Vault Apple Music
Three Wishes Oz Noy Fuzzy Apple Music
Albion Moonlight William Tyler Modern Country Apple Music
Denton Road Michael Penn Mr. Hollywood, Jr. 1947 Apple Music
Don't Look Back In Anger Oasis (What's the Story) Morning Glory Apple Music
Lifetime Guarantee CHEER-ACCIDENT Putting Off Death Bandcamp
Waitin' for the Bus ZZ Top Tres Hombres Apple Music
Jesus Just Left Chicago ZZ Top Tres Hombres Apple Music
A Little Understanding Steve Davis Think Ahead Apple Music