Basho-Junghans, Steffen - Late Summer Morning
Another fantastic, deep album by this mater of the steel string concert guitar! Recommended! "By every account, Steffen Basho-Junghans of Berlin, Germany is a true master of the acoustic steel string guitar. As a player and composer, scholar, teacher and trailblazer, no living player has a resume as vast as he, nor has anyone so bravely and diligently challenged the tradition by pushing it radically forward. Over the course of nearly 30 years, Basho-Junghans has released 13 albums, founded festivals and taught seminars focused on the acoustic steel string guitar, and claims the most thorough archives of his mentor, the late Robbie Basho, on the planet. Of his many albums, Basho-Junghans has composed music steeped in the classic Takoma Records sound and revolving around Basho's American Raga music, but he has also forged concepts based on unabashed experimentation that has pushed the limits of the acoustic guitar into very alien arenas. Through it all, Basho-Junghans has secured his own distinct language, one that often speaks many dialects but is anchored in a clear vision of his own design. Multiple streams of singing steel have flowed across many landscapes, but with Late Summer Morning, Basho-Junghans guides a confluence of them all into one glimmering and gorgeous river of sound. Steffen Basho-Junghans has tethered his elaborate language into a pristine wedding of sound, resulting in what surely is the most actualized summation of his musical quest to date. Late Summer Morning is "minimalist trance-folk", a modern masterpiece of where Guitar Soli has gone, and where it can go next."