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Beatles For Solo Guitar by Pablo Satek

That fine young Argentine guitarist is back with a new CD. His 2002 album, Solo Jazz Guitar impressed many listeners. The twelve songs on the earlier recording were split evenly among Satek’s compositions and those of major writers including Jobim, Harry Warren, Jerome Kern, etc.

Continuing the concept of solo electric guitar, Satek narrows the repertoire to the music of the "Fab Four." The guitarist takes his self-imposed limitation seriously and handles the Lennon, McCartney and George Harrison pieces with varying degrees of success.

Pablo Satek firmly places his own trademark on Here Comes The Sun and Norwegian Wood. Both songs lend themselves perfectly to the solo guitar form of expression. My personal favorite is certainly the very jazzy treatment of She’s Leaving Home, a lesser known Lennon-McCartney piece. The guitarist’s joyous and muted vocalizations are heard behind the instrument.

Beatles For Solo Guitar is enjoyable but, in my opinion, too short at a mere twenty-six minutes.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Pablo Satek
  • CD Title: Beatles For Solo Guitar
  • Genre: Straight-Ahead / Classic
  • Year Released: 2004
  • Record Label: SK Music
  • Tracks: In My Life; And I Love Her; Norwegian Wood; Something; She’s Leaving Home; With a Little Help From My Friends; Girl; Here Comes The Sun.
  • Musicians: Pablo Satek (solo electric guitar)
  • Rating: Three Stars
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