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Album Review

For his first all-solo, all-instrumental, all-acoustic album, French fingerstyle guitar virtuoso Pierre Bensusan found himself signed to Favored Nations, a label owned by rock & roll stunt guitarist Steve Vai. It may not be an obvious pairing, but Vai has long been a fan of Bensusan's elegant and pancultural approach to the guitar, and with Intuite he offers Bensusan a warm, resonant ambience in which to stretch out. As you might expect, the compositions refer to any number of guitar traditions — "Kadourimdou" nods to the blues before veering off into samba rhythms and a wholly unique combination of folk and jazz inflections; "En Route From Scarborough" (dedicated to fellow fingerstyle guitar hero John Renbourn) inverts the melody to "Scarborough Fair" and explores a whole new world of variations on that familiar theme; the sweet and melancholy "So Long Michael" (dedicated to the late Michael Hedges) comes from no single tradition in particular, but is a gentle soul cry inspired by the untimely death of a genius. Like most of Bensusan's work, this album can function as background music, but it would be a shame not to pay attention to the wit of his ideas and the grace of his playing.

Customer Reviews

Wondrous Listening

My fave Pierre album and I feel his best work...of course there are other fantastic tunes on his other albums such as Wu Wei,
Santa Monica, Nice Feeling and his interpretations of trad folk like Sheebeg an Sheemor. But this album seems to have a cohesive quality, perhaps because it is all instrumental. Standouts are: L'alchimiste, Le jardin d'Adonis, So Long Michael. But it's all good. Nice artwork on cover. Thanks, Pierre for many hours of wondrous listening.

Biography

Genre: World

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

This French guitarist was actually born in Algeria and has long been fascinated with his North African roots as well as the Celtic folk traditions of western Europe. After making a name for himself as a folk musician in the late '70s, Bensusan began to incorporate jazz and classical...
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