In the ’70s, every young guitarist on the planet was emulating Pat Metheny and his signature Lexicon reverb-soaked sound. In the ’80s, it was John Scofield. Today the role model of choice is Kurt Rosenwinkel. From the first few bars of the opening title track, the unmistakable influence of Rosenwinkel is readily apparent in the fluid, warm-toned delay lines of the Tokyo-born Abe, a recent graduate of the Berklee College of Music.
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