Andy Fite | Alone in Stockholm: Improvisations, 2014

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Alone in Stockholm: Improvisations, 2014

by Andy Fite

Andy Fite, songwriter, philosopher, singer and comedian, is, first and last, an improvising guitarist. In this, his first improvised solo guitar album in 12 years, he explores chromaticism, counterpoint and crazy rhythm in some very interesting new ways.
Genre: Jazz: Third Stream
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1. Welcome Home
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2. The Passions That Thrill Love
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3. Take My Lips
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4. The Tempest
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5. Oh, the Moon!
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6. A Scrap of Scrapple
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7. Here and Now
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8. Someday I'll Know
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9. You Say You Love Me
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10. I'll Be Content
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11. Alone in Stockholm
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12. Layover
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13. My Two Cents' Worth
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14. Take My Arms
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15. The Passions That Kill Love
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16. A Mind in Minor
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"How do you explain Andy Fite?...The first time I heard Andy Fite my head spun around on my shoulders six times. ... [Somewhere along the line he’s learned how to divide his mind perfectly and play such divergent counterpoint with himself that if you weren’t looking directly at him you’d think there were two people! His lines are going one direction while his chords go another. Eddie Lang would have loved it.... "
Mark Weber, September, 2009
http://metropolis.free-jazz.net/mark-weber-9-nights-at-the-stone-new-york-city/photography/

“Joy is an emotion too often missing from jazz recordings.... Fite is positively ebullient.... His improvisations never end up where you anticipate....” ”He doesn’t play any notes that don’t count…. His improvisations…display utter confidence in his own mastery of the instrument…. Fite deserves far more credit than he receives.”
David Dupont, Cadence, 1992 and 1997

“....A whole different way to play the guitar, and it’s funky, and it’s for real, and it’s fresh.... It’s totally original. On the same six strings.... Beautiful.”
Red Mitchell, 1992

”Short bursts of concentrated Andy Fite are always a highly effective treatment.”
Christiana Drapkin, jazz singer, New York City, July 2006

“Dense, harmonically exciting, often dizzying melodic lines.... A red-hot temperament drives the music forward.... It’s strong-willed, rebellious and outspoken.... In Fite’s hands, the guitar is a multi-instrument: zither, string bass, the inside of a piano.... What other guitar player gets you thinking of John Cage? You’ll never get tired of this CD.”
Agneta Westerberg, Orkester Journalen,
Stockholm, Feb. 1996, on Andy Fite: Whirlwind

“Andy Fite plays the guitar like nobody else. Long, logical lines and an unerring time feeling, but above all a fresh stream from an unmistakably original melodic source. It’s a fantastic adventure to hear Andy”.... “Fite seems entirely aware of his mastery and this instinct deepens his playing even further..... World class, all categories!”
Bjarne Moelv, Folket, Eskilstuna, Sweden
May 21 and July 23, 1992

“Sounds good. Maybe in a hundred years it’ll be a big seller.”
Billy Bauer, guitarist, on Whirlwind

”Everybody loves Andy Fite!”
Anar Tagi-Zade, jazz singer, 2004


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