'Acoustic Musings', 2004 Review: Solo instrumental guitarist Ben Burdick says that his specialty is diversity. The excellent double-tracked compositions on 'Acoustic Musings' eloquently speak to explain this ambiguity. The title track is an intricate and ethereal jazz outing. 'Let it Slide' is a hammering blues which modulates from brazen boogie to a Dickie Betts-like melodic sweetness. 'Jazzy Country Thang' seems an homage to Chet and all the other country gentlemen. Burdick contradicts the jack-of-all-trades aphorism: he truly is master of all. © Alan Fark.