Joe expresses himself through his silky smooth sensitive guitar playing style with complete attention to each and every note. Joe explains that his playing has been influenced by a wide variety of guitar artists such as George Benson, Pat Metheny, Earl Klugh, Lee Ritenour, Brain Mays and Eric Clapton. On the "Acoustic Trio" release we hear the greatness of all of these artists rolled into Joe's own unique guitar mannerisms. Finding a musician who is both technically sound in his musical performance while also possessing the talent of a great composer is a rarity today. However, Joe showcases both of these talents and we hope to hear more from him in the future. We feel that whatever Jazz record label picks up on Joe Fuentes has definitely found a winner! If you love great guitar work, you've got to check out this new release. Enjoy!