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Eduard Scott Hamilton, USA. Hamilton developed his guitar playing out of an eclectic mix of influences that included Charlie Christian and rock, Latin and funk. Although he built a following during the early 90s he experienced difficulty in persuading record companies to accommodate him. As he told jazz writer Deni Kasrel, Since I didnt fit into any category, they didnt think they could sell it... Showing remarkable tenacity, Hamilton stuck with his wide-ranging preferences and in 1996 was able to make the record he wanted. On the album he played guitar, bass and synthesizers, and also used guests Lenny White and George Howard. The diversity of approach that confounded record company executives makes it difficult to summarize Hamiltons style. The fact that the music featured on his debut album was all self-written provides the clue. It is this aspect of his work that most enables listeners to find the man inside the music. Further...