Just to quickly recap, my friend sent me a wonderful collection of amazing chamber jazz/fusion called Entourage Music Group etc., along the lines of famed band Oregon (and maybe the amazing Paul Winter Consort) this past summer. Digging further into the discography I came up with an ssw called Bob Brown, then the guitarist/pianist Wall Matthews in his solo material, which proved to be quite similar to the group's output. The album in question today though came after the 1981 called Dance in Your Eye, and it features, as the title might suggest, purely solo acoustic piano and guitar.
The compositions are by Wall with the exception of a cover version of, oddly enough, the tired old Across the Universe. (Can't we all just let the poor ol' grey Beatles songs rest and sleep in retirement, finally? When I'm a hundred and sixty-four, maybe?) Overall the music then sounds quite similar to the newagey / easy-listeningish pianist Sandy Owen, who led the brilliant Iliad group for a short time in the seventies-- do you guys remember those old posts? Or is there just too much new material to remember anything from more than a few months ago, which is what I often find.
As an example of the (unfortunately only 2) solo guitar pieces, Summer Steps:
Just beautiful, and nothing like it can ever be heard today, in my opinion. The classical education combined with the aspiration for pure artistic beauty-- speechless.
A piano piece called Jesse's Birthday Song reminds me not a little of the music of Art Lande:
Not all is as good, unfortunately. But I enjoyed the record a lot, especially for its relaxational quality.