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Rick Whitehead: Guitaristic

March 7, 2009
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GuitaristicRick began this recording project right after he retired with 22 years in the U. S. Air Force Band’s jazz ensemble Airmen of Note.  At the same time the Rick Whitehead Trio was formed and they decided to record some CDs. After three CDs, one solo guitar CD, Rick finally pulled the Guitaristic project off the shelf and has now finished the production of the recording.

Guitaristic is a collection of previously unreleased recordings from 1993. They are centered on the guitar and include several multi-track productions as well as a spontaneous duo with special guest Charlie Byrd on four of the tracks. The styles range from bebop, ballads, swing, smooth and also include three of Rick’s original tunes. Also heard on some of the tracks are pianist Stef Scagiarri, Dave Wundrow/bass and Mike Shepard/drums. Anything that works well with the guitar was the emphasis of this project. There’s an up-tempo version of Lover using 22 guitar tracks. There’s a coupling of two Billy Strayhorn tunes, Lush Life and UMMG where guitars are used for the background parts. These are just a few of the different recordings found on this CD.

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Track List:

  1. Lover
  2. BeBop
  3. Out of Nowhere
  4. Lullaby of Birdland
  5. Wherever it Takes You
  6. Lush Life/UMMG
  7. August Rain
  8. Children Playing
  9. Caravan
  10. Blues II
  11. So Many Stars

Music Copyright 2008 Rich Whitehead