In 2002, Satek issued Solo Jazz Guitar featuring compositions by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Victor Young and a couple of his own pieces. The new CD offers new versions of some of the songs from his debut recordings and the differences are obvious after five years. Satek is an intense improviser. His treatments of "There Will Never Be Another You" and "Stella By Starlight" are good examples of his innovative style. Just as the listener expects him to go in a particular direction, he moves in another, but with pleasing results.
The new recording includes a pair of Thelonious Monk standards, "Ruby My Dear" and the perennial "Round Midnight." While Satek treats the Monk pieces with reverence, he also places his own mark on them.
The guitarist’s second album was devoted to Beatles tunes and the latest CD offers an updated vibrant delivery of George Harrison’s "Something." It obviously endeared Satek to the enthusiastic audience at the San Rafael Jazz Club.
This album may be hard to find at your local music shop.