Pete Smyser | Wee Small Hours

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Wee Small Hours

by Pete Smyser

Beautiful interpretations of timeless American Songbook standards performed by a master of the 7-string archtop guitar.
Genre: Jazz: Mainstream Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. All the Things You Are
4:38 $0.99
2. How Deep Is the Ocean?
3:38 $0.99
3. I Thought About You
4:43 $0.99
4. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You?
3:31 $0.99
5. Estate
4:39 $0.99
6. How About You?
2:46 $0.99
7. I Wish You Love
3:41 $0.99
8. Stella by Starlight
3:49 $0.99
9. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
3:56 $0.99
10. If I Only Had a Brain
2:06 $0.99
11. Say It Isn't So
4:18 $0.99
12. Something to Remember You By
3:27 $0.99
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Album Notes
Pete Smyser is at the top of his game with this solo, 7-string archtop guitar recording (his 9th CD release). Pete brings his unique improvisational chord melody approach to 12 timeless American Songbook Standards and delivers in spades. He masterfully coaxes a beautifully warm, lush tones from his American Archtop Guitar (which was hand made by luthier Dale Unger from Nazareth, PA).

Pete's decades of experience and unwavering determination to continually refine his improvisational, solo guitar performing skills are on full display here and it is clear that he has become one of the best in the genre. Solo, instrumental guitar performance is very difficult in any genre and the challenge becomes astronomically more challenging when attempted without predetermined arrangements or rehearsal. That is precisely what Smyser is doing here... pure improvisation.

The album is supremely musical from start to finish and will appeal to anyone who enjoys American Songbook standards and/or guitar music. Guitarist players and students of the instrument will particularly appreciate the nuances of Pete's guitar skills.



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