“Solo Guitar” (by Ivanovich)
Previously a cassette-only release on Cirrus Oxide (Chapel Hill, NC), this recording explores the diverse languages of the guitar. Ivanovich (as directed by Chuck Johnson of Idyll Swords and Spatula fame) focuses primarily on a guitar's vocabulary and gestures, not just its sonic possibilities. The music on this CD is divided into three areas: acoustic, electric, and prepared guitar. These three areas cover a wide variety of influences including Elizabeth Cotten, Skip James, Robbie Basho, John Fahey, the guitars of "Lick My Decals Off" - era Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, the reeds of mid-70's Evan Parker, Asian lutes and zithers, such as the koto or santoor.
Solo Guitar by Ivanovich is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.