California Guitar Trio with Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto - CG3+2

Year of Release: 2002
Label: InsideOut
Catalog Number: IOMCD 107 SPV 085-65242
Format: CD
Total Time: 65:30:00

The California Guitar Trio's existence can be traced back to Robert Fripp's League of Crafty Guitarists. So it only makes sense that King Crimson alumni Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto join up for this studio outing. Levin's appearance at Nearfest 2001 with CGT brought the audience to their feet, so this is a lineup that should attract more listeners. Guitarists will be wowed by the interplay, and arrangements. As enjoyable as this is, I am most attracted to the band's outstanding covers of Yes's "Heart Of The Sunrise," Mahavishu Orchestra's "Dance Of Maya" and the snippets of Crimson that are found in "Zundoko - Bushi". This is some really great stuff, showing off the power of the acoustic guitar (some electric guitar is used as well). Clean and crisp production make the music jump right through the speakers. Levin and Mastelotto bring out the best in the trio, so don't miss this one.

Also released by the now defunct InsideOut Music America (IOMACD 2043-2)

Melrose Avenue (2:18) / Skyline (4:42) / Dancing Ann (3:38) / Heart Of The Sunrise (7:15) / Hangasa (3:33) / Zundoko-Bushi (3:37) / Blockhead (3:47) / Dance Of Maya (7:14) / Swampy Space (3:40) / Swampy Return (2:10) / Train to Lamy (5:13) / Eve (4:16) / What I Am (6:28) / The Chase (7:39)

Paul Richards - guitar, slide guitar
Bert Lams - guitar, tenor guitar
Hideyo Moriya - guitar, mandocello
Tony Levin - bass, Chapman Stick
Pat Mastelotto - trap kit, buttons

The Robert Fripp String Quartet - The Bridge Between (1993)
Yamanashi Blues (1993)
Invitation (1995)
Pathways (1998)
An Opening Act: Live On Tour With King Crimson (1999)
Rocks The West (2000)
Monday Night In San Francisco (2000)
Live At The Key Club (2001)
CG3+2 (2002)
A Christmas Album (2002)
The First Decade (2003)
Whitewater (2004)
Echoes (2008)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin US

Added: November 17th 2002
Reviewer: Eric Porter

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