Guy Lee The Hurricane Waltz Sixteen original guitar-oriented songs by guitarist Guy Lee. Although The Hurricane Waltz is a collage of different guitars, Guy's main performance guitar, his '69 Tele (on the cover) was used predominately throughout this project. Thirteen tracks were recorded in his home studio on a Korg 1200 then transferred to WAV. Files and brought into two Nashville Studios for grand piano, violin, drums and percussion overdubs. Three tracks (The Hurricane Waltz, Turtles & Seven Basset Shuffle) were recorded live at drummer Chester Thompson's Nashville studio with Roy Vogt on fretless bass and Guy using an Epiphone Joe Pass guitar. Sirocco rocks the opener followed by the cool, fresh sounding Jive Hive. Guy pulls out his jazz and slide guitars for the alternating 5/4 & 4/4 Flash Cash with some great improv by violinist Derek Pell. The eloquent Jennie begins with a refreshing nylon string guitar performance then launches into a blend of electric six strings. L'Angelo Misterioso is a tribute to George Harrison using a resonator guitar for slide with Far East percussion and violin. The electronica/jazz/rock of Soul Patch pulses. The modern jazzy Paper Straws and Seven Basset Shuffle are a great counterpoint to the coastal sounds of Palmetto Cool Breeze and Napoli. The epic In Spite Of features a blend of grand piano, Beatle-style electric 12 string, soulful Tele and Pell's violin. The almost eight minute, ¾ time jazz/rock express, of the song, The Hurricane Waltz, is a pumpin' powerhouse that brings this album to a climatic end. Guy Lee is also an author and publisher of four books: The Guy Lee Guitar Method, How To Make A Living Teaching Guitar, Easy Christmas Guitar and Bass Guitar Riffs. Guy's influences are: George Harrison, Johnny Winter, Joe Pass, Chet Atkins, Derek & the Dominoes, Terry Kath, Rory Gallagher, Paul McCartney and countless other musicians. Produced by Nashville rock/blues singer (and Guy's wife), Frankie Lee.
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