Acoustic Standards 2
As far back as I can remember I've always had a fondness for the popular music of the 20's, 30's and 40's. There was a quality, sophistication and style about that era of songwriting that you seldom hear today. Because so many of these songs were recorded time and time again by countless jazz soloists and vocalists, through the years they became standard repertoire for jazz combos and dance bands... Therefore the term Standards. The interesting chord progressions and memorable melody lines of these songs lend themselves well to solo fingerstyle guitar arrangements. This is my second volume of Standards. It's my favorite music to play on solo guitar. More information about myself and my music can be found on my webpage. Most of the songs on this recording were made in the Fall of 2004 with a La Patrie 'Presentation' classical guitar through 2 Rode NT3 microphones into a DAT recorder. 'Stars Fell On Alabama' and 'Misty' were recorded in 2002 with an Ovation 'Country Artist' nylon string and 'Bye Bye Blues' in 2004 with a La Patrie 'Etude' classical. For digital editing and mastering my choices were Cool Edit and CD Architect. I hope you enjoy listening to this CD as much as I have enjoyed creating it... RK.