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Curtis Reid: Omniumgatherum

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Reid is a guitarist of many facets, stylistically riffing. He handles that Eric Johnson/ Hendrixian sound very well. He creates those moody chordal progressions and compositions mirroring Allan Holdsworth. He can do that Stevie Ray Vaughan bluesy rock ballad. He even mellows out blissfully, serenely, and full of that pristine, hollow-body electric jazz standards mood. If this short album is to showcase Reid’s solid songwriting and guitar technique, then it does just that and Reid is impressive. The guy even sings on one cut and manages to decently pull that off -- a rare gift for most instrumental guitarists.



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