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Noel Akchote: Sonny II

“Wrong is right, less is more, and here is how Sonny Sharrock changed my ears and gestures.” This is how Noel Akchote describes his solo outing, Sonny II, and it’s about as apt an introduction as one could get. The obtuse French-born guitarist doesn’t attempt to replicate Sharrock’s fearsome sound. This personal, almost diaristic recording instead considers Sharrock the composer refracted through the guitarist’s imagination.

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