Guitar Tribute to the Beatles: Come Together

Guitar Tribute to the Beatles: Come Together


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Strictly speaking, this isn't just a guitar tribute to the Beatles, although stringed instruments that are plucked, strummed, and otherwise manipulated are in abundance, representing styles and sounds that will recall Django Reinhardt at one moment and the Mahavishnu Orchestra at the next. Toots Thielemans adds some astonishingly tasteful harmonica (and whistling) to "Yesterday" and Thomas Dawson's organ is almost a lead instrument on "Come Together." But it's the guitars (plus some superb bass) that make up the core of this delightful recording. Larry Coryell, Steve Khan, Ralph Towner, Adrian Belew, John Abercrombie, Allan Holdsworth, Toninho Horta (whose Brazilian-flavored rendition of "She's Leaving Home" is worth the price of admission by itself), and others do what they do best, and the results are revelatory and dazzlingly entertaining. This reviewer's favorite cut was Khan's medley of "Within You, Without You/Blue Jay Way," but that's just because it's that much more unexpected than anything else here. Mark Whitfield's lead work on the title cut, which is also the leadoff track, sets the bar pretty high for the rest of the CD, but everyone clears it and then some, each in his own way. One only wishes there'd been a follow-up album.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/10/1993
Label: Nyc (New York City)
UPC: 0750507600424
catalogNumber: 6004
Rank: 55974

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Naná Vasconcelos   Percussion,Voices
Adrian Belew   Acoustic Guitar,Drums,Electric Guitar,Synthesizer Guitar
John Abercrombie   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Larry Coryell   Acoustic Guitar
Peter Erskine   Drums
Allan Holdsworth   Electric Guitar
Toninho Horta   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Marc Johnson   Bass
Steve Khan   Electric Guitar
Leni Stern   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,tiple
Ralph Towner   Acoustic Guitar
Mark Whitfield   Electric Guitar
Gordon Beck   Keyboards
Jay Anderson   Track Performer
Zachary Breaux   Bass,Drums,Electric Guitar
Kirk Covington   Drums
Thomas Dawson   Organ
James Genus   Bass
Roland Guerin   Bass
Mike Mainieri   Marimbas,Vibes,Synthesizer Bass,MIDI Vibraphone
Adam Nussbaum   Drums
Rex Rideout   Keyboards
Toots Thielemans   Harmonica,Electric Guitar,Human Whistle
Kenny Werner   Synthesizer,Piano
Gary Willis   Bass
Dowell Davis   Drums
Rudy Berger   Violin

Technical Credits

Adrian Belew   Contributor
George Harrison   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
John Abercrombie   Contributor
Larry Coryell   Contributor
Allan Holdsworth   Engineer,Contributor
Toninho Horta   Contributor
Steve Khan   Contributor
Leni Stern   Contributor
Ralph Towner   Contributor
Mark Whitfield   Contributor
Zachary Breaux   Contributor
Mike Mainieri   Producer
Garry Rindfuss   Engineer
Stevenson   Engineer
Toots Thielemans   Contributor
Steve Newman   Graphic Design
Rich Courtney   Engineer

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