The list of stunningly spectacular solo guitarists in the transcendent lineage of Pass, VanEps, Pizarelli, Atkins and Breau has been extended by one. With the release of Hello Dali, his indie follow-up to 1995's Innuendo Out the Other, Phil de Gruy rightfully takes his place in the sitting room for the Rushmore-deserving practitioners of the genre. Of that group, he's most decidedly out of Breau (with whom he studied in the late 70's), freely employing and superhumanly executing the harp harmonics that were (and are still) Lenny's amazing/angelic signature. In the documentary of Lenny's life and untimely death, Pat Metheny ...read more
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