Leo Kottke 6- And 12-String Guitar

6- And 12-String Guitar
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  • Originally Released: 1996
  • Label: Takoma

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 10/29/70, p.46
"...any hardships you must endure to obtain a copy are well worth the pure enjoyment this album provides..."
Down Beat - 11/96, p.61
5 Stars - Excellent - "Masterpiece. Period...."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.106
5 stars out of 5 -- "Combining a pent-up energy with gentle arpeggios, his sound always locates itself around a powerfully eddying undercurrent."


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Product Description:

Solo performer: Leo Kottke (acoustic 6 & 12-string guitars).
Recorded in 1969. Originally released on Takoma (1024). Includes liner notes by Mark Humphrey and original release liner notes by Leo Kottke.
This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.
Solo performer: Leo Kottke (acoustic 6 & 12-string guitars).
Recorded in 1969. Originally released on Takoma (1024).
With the 1969 release of 6-AND 12 STRING GUITAR, Leo Kottke established his pre-eminence as a guitar virtuoso and composer of quirky, pop-inflected pieces. Harmonically adventurous and technically dazzling, this album showcases Kottke's penchant for infusing traditional elements of folk guitar with more modern, even impressionistic harmony and tonality. Kottke inspired a revolution in acoustic guitar playing, and this record provided the opening volley.
"The Driving of the Year Nail" starts things off with a relentless fingerpicked chug, featuring splashes of open harmonics executed with the delicacy of a ballerina. Kottke proceeds to combine the familiar with the strange--each of these brief pieces (around three minutes and under) has the effect of being simultaneously charming, and a little twisted. For example, "Vaseline Machine Gun" starts with "Taps" played with a bottleneck slide, then morphs into a thumb-and-slide frenzy. Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" is the exception, given a straight and loving reading on six-string guitar. This is pure steel-string joy, with liberal doses of irony and ecstasy.

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 025218650328
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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