LATIN-STYLED GUITARIST JOHANNES LINSTEAD IS FIERY AND FINGER-FAST
Johannes Linstead (pronounced Yo-hahn-ss lynn-sted) is a passionate, fiery, finger-fast, Latin-styled guitarist with a new album TALES OF A GYPSY (his eighth solo recording).
Linstead has some gypsy instincts, and not just because of his Latin acoustic guitar sound. He has European parents, splits his year between living in Canada and the Caribbean, and frequently travels around the world for performing and pleasure.
Linsteadís music receives acclaim and strong sales from both the smooth jazz and new age music audiences, but it is best described as world-fusion. While his guitar-playing has a Latin focus, Linstead is inspired by music he has heard all around the world, and he regularly works with top musicians from many different countries.
On this album there are five tunes featuring interplay between acoustic guitar and violin plus three tracks where he duets with accordion. All the tunes have lots of perfectly-accenting percussion work.
This is one of the best world-fusion albums of the year and this music is not to be missed.