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Gregg Belisle-Chi: Book of Hours

Read "Book of Hours" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

"If it is art, it is not for all, and if it is for all, it is not art." This opinion, from Arnold Schönberg, comes to mind when confronted with the first couple of minutes of New York-based guitarist Gregg Belisle-Chi's third outing as a leader. Structure and tonality are absent from the get-go. The careful accumulation of intervals presented on the opening track is more reminiscent of the unsettling effect of twelve tone music, the invention credited to Schönberg ...