Steve Howe: No Pedestrians
Masterpiece Guitars (P3 Music P3M006)
Recorded: Lidditz, PA, late 1996
Rating: 85/100 (learn more)
Great varieties of guitars and tones were employed during this recording, and, while both Steve Howe and Martin Taylor have overdubbed both acoustic and electric rhythm parts, the soloing is what stands out. As a member of the rock group Yes, Howe rarely displays his jazz chops on their albums. Those can, however, be heard in abundance here. He is an accomplished player, and with this recording has reached the level of consummate performer. The tune is largely constructed around augmentations, minor chords and octave utilization, meaning it warrants further listening, especially by aspiring guitarists and musicians.
Reviewer: Marcus Singletary