JWQ Showcase 2017

Friday, September 16, 2016

USA Baden Powell -Images On Guitar (Naxos of America 2016)


Images On Guitar 
This album is not only recognized as having one of the most delightful covers in the MPS catalogue, this October 1971 Baden Powell recording is also part of the second trilogy that he recorded for the label between 1966 and 1975. The album was iinspired by Powells relationship with writer and producer Joachim Ernst Berendt, who helped Powell further his European career by inviting him to perform at the Berlin Jazz Festival of 1967. The songs on this album show Powells distinct style, which fused elements of bossa nova, samba, Brazilian jazz, Latin jazz and musica popular brasileira, as well as his virtuosic guitar playing.