Vic Juris is a versatile and impressively accomplished guitarist. His playing exudes warmth, intelligence and respect for the tradition. Perhaps best of all, he seems to understand that the foregoing positives also apply to a legion of contemporary guitarists, and he looks for ways to set his work apart, in terms of sound, approach, or material. I have yet to warm up, however, to one of Juris’ ways of sounding different: his use of a highly processed sound, which is present on most of Remembering Eric Dolphy.
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