Michael Gulezian | The Dare of An Angel

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Folk: Jazzy folk Folk: Fingerstyle Moods: Type: Acoustic
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The Dare of An Angel

by Michael Gulezian

Gorgeous, Highly Emotional, Solo Acoustic Instrumental Guitar Music. “uncommonly thoughtful and provocative ...” - Jazz Times / "... echoes of Michael Hedges ... imaginative, adventuresome, and non-traditional." - Acoustic Guitar Magazine
Genre: Folk: Jazzy folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Faith, Hope, and Love
5:37 album only
2. Slugbug
5:01 album only
3. He Planned to Expand
4:54 album only
4. The House That Blocked Kansas
3:09 album only
5. Whale in the Sky
4:41 album only
6. Mile High Country
5:17 album only
7. Answer Silence With Silence
3:45 album only
8. Nothing Is Always Anything
6:41 album only
9. Tumbledweeb
5:27 album only
10. Love Is As Love Does
5:14 album only
11. I Remember Walnut Avenue
4:17 album only


Album Notes
By 1995, Michael Gulezian (gu-LAY-ze-in) was already firmly established as a leading figure in the pantheon of world-class solo acoustic instrumental guitarists. Michael followed his Timbreline Music debut, \"Distant Memories and Dreams,\" with THE DARE OF AN ANGEL. Joined by Grammy award winning violinist Charlie Bisharat, platinum-level pianist Ira Stein, the incredible Michael Manring on bass, and Ancient Future percussionist Ian Dogole, this music ventured far beyond the horizons of traditional solo guitar, creating a challenging, yet ultimately listenable sonic environment.

Perhaps his prettiest recording, THE DARE OF AN ANGEL still managed to garner rave reviews. Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine wrote, \"Gulezian\'s music meets and exceeds anything being offered by the \'real\' industry,\" and Jazz Times hailed it \"... an uncommonly thoughtful and provocative work. ... the technical wizardry here is tremendous. ... sweeping story-like melodies, multi-dimensional epics, and heartland hymns. Gulezian puts forth a smart, uplifting album which is not to be missed.\" And in Dirty Linen Magazine, music critic Mitch Ritter wrote, \"Gulezian messes with space and time in ways [French composer] Erik Satie could only dream of. ... succeeds in bringing a starry sky down to the canyon floor.\"



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Scott S. Balsai

A Player's Inspiration
I first saw Michael play at a coffee house at Idaho State University in the late 1980's. He pulled me in with his delightful personality and kept me there with his hypnotic tone and style. Since then, his playing has remained a barometer and a model for what true artistic musical expression has come to mean for me. On this CD, two titles that capture what I am talking about most poignantly are "Mile High Country" and "Love is as Love Does". Take it from another player, this is solo fingerstyle acoustic guitar at some of its best.