||Adrian Legg - Inheritance
Legg - Inheritance
In the liner notes of Inheritance
Adrian Legg is referred to as an unlikely guitar hero. After looking
at his website and seeing his picture, I can see why they say that.
He looks like a cross between Bill OReilly and Bill Murray. He may
not look like a guitar hero, but the man can play. Adrian Legg is
a classical guitarist who is a wizard with the instrument. Before
you decide youre not interested because you think classical means boring,
allow me to give you some facts. Inheritance was released in the U.S. on
a label called Favored Nations Acoustic. That label just happens
to belong to another pretty good guitarist by the name of Steve Vai.
Oh, and by the way, Adrian Legg was voted Guitarist of the Decade by Guitarist
Magazine. Pretty decent credentials, dont you think? I think Adrian
Legg probably appeals most to guitarists, but any music lover should be
able to appreciate his abilities on the guitar
The CD begins with Nefertiti What a
Sweetie, a song with a real delta blues feel to it. Now, youre
not going to confuse Adrian Legg with Robert Johnson, but the delta blues
influence really comes through on that song.
Legg probably displays his chops best on
More Fun in the Swamp, which has a sort of Cajun sound. Again,
you probably wont confuse him with any Louisiana Cajun group, but the
sound is there. Legg also shows some Celtic influences on the song
The rest of the CD falls pretty firmly
into the classical category, including a song called A Waltz for Leah.
You dont find too many modern CDs that include a waltz. Legg ought
to be commended for that alone. I think that if you put Legg beside
the best guitarists you can think of, youd see that he could play with
any of them. This is an extremely well-crafted album with rich guitar
sounds. If you are a guitarist, Adrian Legg is someone whose music
you should get to know.
Legg - Inheritance
Nefertiti - What A Sweetie!
My Blackbird Sings All Night
Waltz For Leah, A
More Fun In The Swamp
Good Soldier, The
Psalm With No Words
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