Blu Di Genova

Blu Di Genova

by Beppe GambettaBeppe Gambetta


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Italian folk guitarist Beppe Gambetta has fleet fingers, and he shows them off on this largely instrumental solo album, beginning with the flashy "On the Road with Mama," on which he plays both six- and 12-string acoustic guitars. Rapid flatpicking is mixed with a collection of effects to provide a display of technical brilliance and style that sets up the rest of the record. In comparison, the second track, "Fandango per la Bionda," which also has some fast passages, seems nearly casual. Gambetta risks singing English in his Italian accent on Norman Blake's "Church Street Blues," which is one of the few tracks to feature many other musicians, guests including Dan Crary and Gene Parsons. He is more at home singing in his native language on "Nova Gelosia/Serenata," but he is most comfortable just playing those amazing runs on guitar and bouzouki. Blu di Genova is a wonderful acoustic folk record that will be appreciated best by fans of textured and speedy guitar work.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/13/2003
Label: Gadfly
UPC: 0076605251321
catalogNumber: 513
Rank: 207524

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Beppe Gambetta   Primary Artist,Bouzouki,Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar
Dan Crary   Guitar,Soloist
Glen Moore   Bass
Gene Parsons   Banjo,Vocal Harmony
Mario Arcari   English Horn,Oboe
Carlo Aonzo   Mandolin,Mandola,Mandocello
Filippo Gambetta   Accordion (Diatonic),Harmonic Flute

Technical Credits

Norman Blake   Composer
Billy Oskay   Producer,Engineer
Beppe Gambetta   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Buck Ryan   Composer
Ivano Fossati   Composer
Carlo Aonzo   Arranger
Kay Adelman   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Alberto Braga   Graphic Design
Edo Grandi   Engineer
Angelo Olivieri   Engineer
Jordan Kolton   Engineer

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