Danny Weis | Sweet Spot

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Sweet Spot

by Danny Weis

Smooth Guitar Jazz and R&B
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Sweet Spot
4:23 $0.99
2. Turn It Up
3:30 $0.99
3. Cat's Meow
3:46 $0.99
4. Country Licks (interlude)
0:44 $0.99
5. Angel's Flight
3:57 $0.99
6. Apricot Brandy (interlude)
0:43 $0.99
7. Graham Street Shuffle
4:51 $0.99
8. What Would It Take
6:09 $0.99
9. Funk Tracks
0:40 $0.99
10. Inglewood
2:55 $0.99
11. East Of The Sun
1:31 $0.99
12. Dinner At Nine
4:21 $0.99
13. It's About Time
3:40 $0.99
14. Gun Slinger
4:47 $0.99
15. Somewhere Over The Rainbow
2:48 $0.99
16. Keep The Faith
4:01 $0.99
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Album Notes
In 1963 Danny Weis co-founded classic rock group Iron Butterfly in San Diego, California. On his first solo album, Danny lays down his signature funky guitar licks over original smooth jazz and R&B instrumental compositions. Recorded with care at Phase One Studios in Toronto, Sweet Spot delivers a dynamic and compelling musical listening experience.

SWEET SPOT, featuring 16 tracks, is a guitar based instrumental album showcasing the sweet guitar of Danny Weis. Danny was taught guitar by his dad Johnny, a well known country jazz guitarist who performed with Grand Ole Opry stars Johnny Cash and Tex Ritter. At home, renowned jazz guitar legend Barney Kessel was a frequent visitor as he and Danny's dad would jam together. These early influences formed the foundation of Danny's unique, funky, rhythmic style.

Danny has played and recorded with The Everly Brothers, Burton Cummings, The Rascals, Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, Melissa Manchester and more. In 1979 he appeared as Bette Midler's guitarist in the film "The Rose" , based on the life of Janis Joplin. As bandleader and guitarist for the movie's soundtrack, he received a platinum album award.

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Guitar-centric smooth jazz that rides curves in chord progression extraordinaril
Guitar-centric smooth jazz that rides curves in chord progression extraordinarily well. “Sweet Spot” hits the right notes time in and time again. Danny Weis was taught guitar by his father Johnny, a well-known country jazz guitarist himself who gigged with Johnny Cash and Tex Ritter among others. His guitar playing is top-notch and he boasts some good songwriting skills as well.

Mark Fisher

this is a well crafted album!
Sweet Spot is a great listen. I’m not generally the biggest fan of instrumental music but Weis has enough talent and creative prowess to hold your attention pretty well for nearly an hour. If they ever do the G3 tour again, Weis has my vote for the ticket. This is an unexpectedly wonderful album.

chip filbry

sweet spot
I work @ Tom Anderson Guitarworks. Danny plays our guitars and I'm proud that he is. I started playing drums to Iron Butterfly albums in 1968. I've been playing guitar on our church worship team and Danny has inspired me again. Thanks.

Donny D

Awesome sounding CD
The songs are fantastic!
The sound of the recording is incredible!
With out a doubt, this album has quickly become one of my favorites.
I love it!

Mike Evans

Great recording
I remember Danny Weis from Rhinoceros days and have always admired his guitar playing. This recording shows he has continued to develop significantly as a musician and is comfortable with a wide variety of styles. Impressive recording, I like it!

Josh LeRock

Not leaving my CD player.
I love how this guitar player sets various moods yet keeps it smooth! I really enjoyed this record and it's not leaving my CD player for a very long time!

Vince DeLucia

The promised delivered....
I am a fan of two of Rock's most under rated but stellar guitarists: Moby Grape's Jerry Miller and Rhinoceros' Danny Weis. I first heard Danny while he was a member of one of my all time fave Rock bands, Rhinoceros. I saw him at the Fillmore East in 1969 with Rhinoceros and I have been a fan ever since. I had just bought the lp back in '69 when I saw they were booked at the Fillmore and I high-tailed it down to the box office to get my ticket. Danny is a funky, smooth and lyrical guitarist. You could hum his solos and I often do. As a guitarist myself I am very much a fan of his lean but substantial style. "Sweet Spot" is not so much in the "direct in your face" style of Rhinoceros but those roots show through in his playing. His tonality is very much the same as it was back then but it has blossomed quite a bit...although fans of Rhinoceros will remember his jazz forays with "Satin Dolls" and his formidable 'chicken pickin'" with "SugarFoot Rag".
I have waited a long time for follow up from all of the former members of Rhinoceros. After all they are on my top Five List of the Greatest Rock Bands Ever....and I mean that....
Vince Lucie, CT. USA

Simon Petrelli

Fantastic Record
I highly recommend this record to any one who enjoys smooth jazz & blues yet appreciates quality recordings. Too much smooth jazz is filled with programmed horns and cheesy triton sounds, however this record is a true musical creation with REAL live instruments & soulful melodies throughout. To give sweet spot anything less than 5 stars would be crazy.

Bob Johnson (Funkdawgs)

Listen again and again!
This CD was a pleasant surprise amongst all the music hype out on the market today. A refreshing take with tasteful guitar solos throughout by Danny, he's got the the chops. Also the music production was outstanding, a great set running from smooth to grit to hard-nose. Well done!!


sweet spot
i really the enjoyed the cd with the nice variety of guitar pieces. this is my first cd by this artist.
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