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Craig Chaquico: Follow the Sun

Read "Follow the Sun" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Back when he was pumping out power chords for Jefferson Starship (later trimmed down to simply Starship) guitarist Craig Chaquico performed on one of the band's biggest and last hits, “We Built This City." That song would later top VH-1's The 50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs...Ever as the absolute worst rock song.Chaquico didn't deserve the blame for that song's cheesiness. When he was playing rock n' roll he was a pretty formidable guitarist and when he went solo ...

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Craig Chaquico & Russ Freeman: From the Redwoods to the Rockies

Read "From the Redwoods to the Rockies" reviewed by Dave Hughes

In 1998, Russ Freeman took a break from the Rippingtons to team up with fellow guitarist Craig Chaquico to produce musical journeyFrom the Redwoods to the Rockies. While both guitarists play electric and acoustic axes, the overall feeling tends towards acoustic. The composition credits are split pretty evenly among the pair, with half of the ten tunes being joint compositions, but the results end up more similar to Chaquico's previous output than Freeman's. Russ Freeman adds keyboards and ...

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Craig Chaquico: Once in a Blue Universe

Read "Once in a Blue Universe" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Former Jefferson Starship guitarist Craig Chaquico is one of the most successful and reliable of the crop of rock musicians who have recently switched genres into contemporary jazz. His fourth CD, Once in a Blue Universe continues to broaden his jazz horizons while providing some very satisfying and distinctive music. Fans of Craig's first two albums ( Acoustic Planet and Acoustic Highway ) will find the same improvisational and eclectic guitar style prevalent on those albums. Those who welcomed Craig's ...


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