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October 2010

Neil C. Young
Where's Yours

Brit guitarist Neil C. Young incorporates aspects of two of his obvious guitar heroes—Pat Metheny and Wes Montgomery—on this bright, appealing outing. On “The Stockton 3” he underscores his Wes-like octaves with Metheny-esque strumming on acoustic guitar. “Driving to Montenegro” is a breezy, harmonically sophisticated ditty that utilizes ringing harmonics and open-string effects, while “Waltz” is a reflective number performed on acoustic guitar, highlighted by Alan Whitham’s bass, Richard Young’s brushes and lush string arrangements. On “Parisienne Charlie,” Young plays with the subtle, walking-on-eggshells aesthetic of Jim Hall, and his solo nylon-string number “Your Watering Eyes” recalls Charlie Byrd. The trio swings out on “Think On” and digs into a festive samba groove on “Vuelta a España,” buoyed by Whitham’s Jaco-esque fretless electric bass work.

Originally published in October 2010
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