by Friedrich Kunzmann
Toronto-based guitarist Ted Quinlan is a Canadian institution on the instrument and constantly in high demand. Over the years he has performed as a sideman alongside famed musicians such as Chet Baker, Jimmy Smith or Dave Holland, while keeping busy as a leader. His guitar tone varies from clean and smooth to fuzzy and rough, channeling Wes Montgomery as much as Allan Holdsworth in careful adaptation to the respective composition. On Absolutely Dreaming Quinlan presents nine originals which account for ...read more
by Jerry D'Souza
Guitarist Ted Quinlan's diverse musical tastes are reflected on Streetscape, in which he seeks to capture the sound of places like the Danforth in Toronto, Commercial Drive in Vancouver, the Left Bank in Paris and Greenwich Village in New York.
Quinlan's wide canvas is well marked, and his approach not only reflects influences that include Wes Montgomery, Ed Bickert and Pat Metheny, but also his own muse which gives the music his individuality.
Quinlan is clean and crisp, and his ...read more