Label: Wiggling Air Records
Released: 2012 Track listing: Aether; Waiting; Been Here Soon; Grapple With The Apple; Iz Isn’t;
Birdland; What’s New; running With The Big Dogs; En Nior Et Blanc;
Jessica; Highways Remembered.
What can be more American than jazz played on pedal steel guitar? After all, both are United States' cultural products. Yet pedal steel guitarists are rarely found outside the different sub-genres of country music. Enter Bruce Kaphan, a virtuoso of this instrument and a talented composer who peppers Bruce Kaphan Quartet with abundant jazzy sensibilities.
The pedal steel guitar is so closely associated with American country and western music that its image can scarcely escape that infinite gravity of categorization. Even when it has wobbled its way into jazz, the instrument has always operated beneath the label of Western Swing" or Alternative Country." Several notable players have distinguished themselves in the ...
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