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The Introduction

Steve Morse Band

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The best sometimes get better with age

There are some guitarists that reach their peak and maintain a certain level of consistent quality throughout their career, and many would say that about Steve Morse. What has been so stunning to me is that he is *constantly* improving. I saw the band tour for this album and I remember distinctly watching Morse playing the main riff for "On the Pipe" - an intricate passage that requires some insane reaches on the fretboard. As he played, he was making the kind of intense grimace that a guitar player makes when he's really pushing himself. In short, you could tell that the song was challenging for him. I went to see him play again a few years later, and when they played this song, I was waiting for that main riff to kick in. Surprisingly, he had this big ol' grin on his face as he breezed through the whole song like he was playing scales from a beginner's guitar book. I was floored. The man obviously sleeps with his guitar by his side, because *nobody* can get that good without playing constantly. My advice: If he's ever playing in your neck of the woods, make an effort to see him live. You will be stunned. Other essential recordings: - The Dixie Dregs: What If - The Dregs: Unsung Heroes Other recommended artists: - Eric Johnson - Al DiMeola

Fans of instrumental rock...

This album is so good. Morse is superb of course but drummer Rod Morgenstein and bassist Jerry Peek deserve a lot of credit also. This is three young, virtuoso musicians recording some of the most beautiful, complex-yet-accessible music you'll ever hear.

Always liked the title track

Production sounds a little thin though. Maybe in need of a 21st century remix?

Biography

Born: July 28, 1954 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Steve Morse has enjoyed a healthy following particularly among guitar players, he has scored highly in readers' polls held annually by musicians' magazines. Although initially inspired by the Beatles as a teen, Morse began to expand his listening to include the Yardbirds, Jimi Hendrix, and Led Zeppelin. Although he played a little piano and some clarinet, he became fascinated with guitar after seeing a concert by classical guitarist Juan Mercadal, who later gave the teenaged Morse some lessons. Deeply...
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The Introduction, Steve Morse Band
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  • $7.92
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Jazz, Fusion
  • Released: 1984

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