Pino Forastiere: Circolare (2007)
Forastiere's playing style is highly percussive by necessity. A good deal of his playing involves tapping the strings with both right and left hands. There is not a plectrum to be found for miles. Additionally, he achieves tones by striking the strings with the flat of his right-hand fingers, adding to the percussive nature of his hammer-ons and pull-offs. The brief "Full shows Forastiere's talents in strumming, tapping, finger picking, and establishing a rhythm with direct strikes to the guitar body. "Marecorrente demonstrates a combination of finger-picking and left hand tapping that is highly effective harmonically. The same is true for "Rifrazioni, with Forastiere's incorporation of carefully chosen harmonics. Circolare is an immensely entertaining recording, particularly for guitarists.
Track Listing: In.Out.; Intro; Circolare; Lo gnomo; Nordamerica; Dominic; Ripresa; Full; Scirocco; Marecorrente; Rifrazioni; Moresco.
Personnel: Pino Forastiere: guitar.
Record Label: 3Lune Records
Style: Beyond Jazz