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Sharon Isbin & Friends: Guitar Passions


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Artist: Sharon Isbin
Release date: 2011
Tracks: 12
Duration: 56:30
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No. Title Length
1. Porro 2:28
2. Sonidos de Aquel Dia (featuring Stanley Jordan) 3:43
3. 'Concierto de Aranjuez: Adagio (featuring Steve Morse, Romero Lubambo) 13:06
4. Asturias 7:18
5. Allegro (featuring Steve Vai) 3:41
6. Dreamboat Annie 4:02
7. Alfonsina y el Mar 5:58
8. Chovendo na Roseira (featuring Romero Lubambo) 3:56
9. Carinhoso (featuring Rosa Passos, Gaudencio Thiago De Mello) 4:11
10. O Presidente (featuring Paul Winter) 2:31
11. La Catedral: Andante religioso 1:56
12. La Catedral: Allegro solomne 3:40



Sharon Isbin's friends, a combination of old and new associates, are an eclectic lot on this album, and it may seem curious that a disc featuring jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan as well as rock guitarists Steve Morse, Steve Vai, and Nancy Wilson of Heart, not to mention new age saxophonist Paul Winter, would be slated for Billboard's Traditional Classical Albums chart instead of the Classical Crossover Albums chart. The reason is that Isbin has brought her guests into her world, for the most part, rather than venturing into theirs. One exception is a reading of Heart's "Dreamboat Annie," on which Wilson not only plays but also sings a few of the lyrics usually handled by her sister Ann. Morse and Vai bring their electric guitars along and wield them in characteristic ways on Joaquín Rodrigo's Adagio from Concierto de Aranjuez and Agustín Barrios-Mangoré's Allegro, respectively, but their playing really just adds color, especially Morse, who only comes in around the nine-minute mark after an extensive interplay between Isbin and Romero Lubambo. Jordan also adapts himself to Quique Sinesi's Sonidos de Aquel Dia, even if the arrangement is his. Actually, a substantial part of the album belongs to Isbin alone, and it is dominated, as may already be apparent, by Spanish material, a point hinted at in the word "Passions" in the title. For example, Isbin takes on an arrangement of Isaac Albéniz's Asturias arranged by her old teacher, Andrés Segovia, and concludes with two parts of Mangoré's La Catedral. Her major partner is Lubambo, who also joins in on a version of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Chovendo na Roseira." Still, the various guests add interesting flavors to this sampler, and an entire album with one of them might make for an interesting listen.