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.