Peter Finger: Open Strings

While this German guitarist hardly plays jazz, he is an extraordinary fingerstylist who does have his jazzy moments-witnessed by the bossa nova-like episode of “101 South.” One of the more creative and adventurous members of the alternative tunings school of steel-string acoustic guitar, he plays with remarkable skill and writes pieces that fuse folk, jazz and classical elements-all of which are amply demonstrated throughout this album.