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Jonathan Kreisberg: One

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Lest anyone jump to a logical conclusion while playing Jonathan Kreisberg’s ingeniously arranged new solo CD, One, a listener’s note is included: “Although subtle (and not so subtle at times) guitar effects were utilized by Jonathan on some of the material for this recording, no additional tracks, overdubs or loops were used in the making of these purely solo performances.” Apparently Kreisberg possesses the usual allotment of fingers, too.

The heads up is something to keep in mind when Kreisberg’s handiwork is in full motion, hinting at some form of six-string prestidigitation and refreshing a collection of mostly pop and jazz standards with extraordinary melodic, harmonic and rhythmic finesse-to say nothing of the guitarist’s vast imagination.

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