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The Wisdom of Notes

Label: Ballet Tree
Released: 2006
Track listing: With A Song In My Heart; The Wisdom Of Notes; You Must Believe in Spring; Peau Douce; The Simplest Things; Seesaw; Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year; Moon Song; Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most.

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Fred Fried: The Wisdom of Notes

Read "The Wisdom of Notes" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


On the aptly named disc The Wisdom of Notes, guitarist Fred Fried finds plenty of wisdom in his discourse as he expounds on the extensions that his 7-string instrument provides. He is quite comfortable improvising on a melody, but the harmonic patterns that he extrapolates on his guitar provide the real meat of this outing.

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Fred Fried: The Wisdom of Notes

Read "The Wisdom of Notes" reviewed by Robert R. Calder


This is a gentle set, but Fred Fried's acoustic guitar, with its seven nylon strings, is unlikely to feature in anything much different. Tony Tedesco plies his brushes resourcefully on his drum kit, but the key to many of the set's successes is the brilliant bass playing of the veteran Michael Moore. Don't even think of ...

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Fred Fried: The Wisdom of Notes

Read "The Wisdom of Notes" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone


Guitarist Fred Fried is a protege of master plectrist George Van Eps, with whom he studied with him in California; Van Eps was the first to popularize the seven-string guitar. Having gained knowledge about the instrument, Fried also realized that the added string gave more of a complexity to the guitar, and he was able to ...


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