Product Description. For a follow up to his acclaimed solo instrumental recording Intuite, Pierre Bensusan released his 10th album, Altiplanos. Showcasing. Pierre Bensusan – Altiplanos by Pierre Bensusan – Music. I’m always amazed at the depth of Pierre’s playing, he even sings on a couple of tracks. I would highly recommend this CD to anyone and especially any guitar.

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For AltiplanosBensusan continues, in part, with the solo guitar approach of his last disc, Intuitebut broadens the landscape with two vocal tracks, as well as a handful of pieces featuring guest percussionist Blaise Boutlefeu, saxophonist Didier Malherbe, and bassist Michel Benita.

Recorded entirely at his home studio in the Champagne region of France, these 14 tracks beautifully showcase Pierre Bensusan ‘s highly original and orchestral six-string style — which is marked by deft left-handed hammer-ons and percussive fret tapping.


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Pierre Bensusan- guitar, vocals, whistling; Malherbe- douduk on “Tacita;” Benita- keyboards on “Tacita. Search Albums by title.

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Hymn 11 Pierre Bensusan. Rethinking Jazz Cultures Francesco Martinelli: Password Reset your password. Bensusan’s remarkable technical ability has never been in question, but it’s the sheer musicality and lyricism of his body of work that has cemented his position as one of the most accomplished acoustic guitarists on the planet. Review our musician toolkit page.

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Also included from that project is the dreamy orchestral piece “Tacita,” which showcases his command of ringing false harmonics.

Search Musicians by name. There’s a rich sustenance to his tone that can only come from the specific way he holds onto notes, letting them resonate deeply before moving on, even through more rapidly executed phrases. But the overall ambience of his work is still that of a folk artist, albeit one with broader interests.

If Only You Knew. Solilai Unit Records buy. Bensusan also shows off his taste for compositional adventure with multiple guitar and vocal overdubs on the hypnotic, chant-filled “Sur un Fil” — composed for a planetarium project in Poiters, France. The tuning allows for a greater use of open strings, lending an almost harp-like quality to the guitar, but it’s hard to imagine any other guitarist who has exploited the tuning to such diverse effect.

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