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Steve Greenbaum

Sometimes, when life takes an unexpected turn, you're lucky enough to find what is important to you. Steve Greenbaum did just that when his life took a sudden change of direction. Inspired and with newfound time on his hands, Steve began focusing more of his time on writing music. The result is Taking a Turn, his first CD. What started out as a solo acoustic guitar project inspired by a Pat Metheny side project, evolved into one of the most interesting releases of the year. Steve discovered the acoustic finger-style guitar playing of Michael Hedges and Adrian Legg. Amazed that music from a single guitar could be so captivating, Steve became motivated to focus his own playing on the acoustic guitar and the use of alternate guitar tunings. Greenbaum's musical influences are evident throughout the disc

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Article: Album Review

Steve Greenbaum: Taking A Turn

Read "Taking A Turn" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone


Let's dispense with the need for the labelling of Taking A Turn. This is not a mainstream jazz album. Guitarist/composer Steve Greenbaum has fashioned these ten originals into a multi-purpose album. Several of the tunes would find airplay on smooth jazz radio, and they are certainly pleasant enough, particularly with Vince McCool's trumpet on ...

Album

Taking A Turn

Label: Six Five Music
Released: 2004
Track listing: Liquid Bloue, Outbound, Emily's Song, Taking A Turn, November Unfolding, Tryst, A Flower from Budapest, The Road Calls, Missouri Stars, Whisper/Listen.


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