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American Rock Beauty

Label: ArtistShare
Released: 2010
Track listing: Shark; Shining Through; Waves; American Rock Beauty; Late; Lama; Song-Ella; Scape.

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Torben Waldorff: American Rock Beauty

Read "American Rock Beauty" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

On his second release for ArtistShare, Danish guitarist Torben Waldorff has chosen to test the rare telepathic interplay among his quintet members on songs that were sketched intuitively in a matter of minutes. This unique approach has resulted in some very infectious tunes with strong, beautiful melodies, though it does feel as though this gifted quintet ...

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Torben Waldorff: American Rock Beauty

Read "American Rock Beauty" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Otto temi autografi compongono il nuovo lavoro del chitarrista danese Torben Waldorff, dal titolo American Rock Beauty. Composizioni suonate con molta cura del dettaglio timbrico, che variano da andamenti limpidi e istintivi a passaggi vicini alla riflessione. Nell'economia della band gioca un ruolo fondamentale Jon Cowherd, impegnato al pianoforte, all'organo e al Fender Rhodes nei momenti ...

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Torben Waldorff: American Rock Beauty

Read "American Rock Beauty" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Danish composer/guitarist Torben Waldorff has crafted a plainly titled but memorable album in American Rock Beauty. Waldorff is an articulate and lyrical musician, which counts for a lot on an instrument that is prone to be used with effects that mask its organic beauty. American Rock Beauty is a sophisticated blend of American and European streams ...

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Torben Waldorff: American Rock Beauty

Read "American Rock Beauty" reviewed by J Hunter

It's interesting to watch musicians approach the comfort zone. Some see it as something sacrosanct, a precious relic to be protected and preserved like antique china; others treat it like the family handball, never hesitating to pick it up and hurl it against the wall with all possible force. Danish guitarist Torben Waldorff takes a third ...

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Torben Waldorff: American Rock Beauty

Read "American Rock Beauty" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Guitarist Torben Waldorff does not shy away from a challenge. He channels the unknown for germane ideas that he plumbs with resolute imagination. And it does not matter if inspiration comes on the path to invention or flies from the written note. Waldorff's wrote the music for this CD with his band in mind. ...

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Torben Waldorff: American Rock Beauty

Read "American Rock Beauty" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Capitalizing on the continued formula of a cohesive unit and compositions, centered not only around progressive musicianship but also melodic identity, American Rock Beauty further illuminates the dynamism of guitarist Torben Waldorff. Expanding on 2008's well-received Afterburn (ArtistShare), Waldorff confines himself to a stereotypical jazz idiom; his compositional ventures explore American rock, hard-hitting ...

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Torben Waldorff: American Rock Beauty

Read "American Rock Beauty" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

A record's title can be useful in giving a hint of the kind of music that can be found on the album. In the case of guitarist Torben Waldorff, American Rock Beauty reveals itself as a title that brings forth an entire musical poetic conversation. If the album is like a river flowing ...


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