Closet Songs


Backed up by Jeff Watts (drums) and Ian Michael (on bass), guitarist Pete Marinovich again proves why he’s rated one of the most inventive and gifted guitarists on the current jazz scene. Pete’s handle on jazz guitar technique has got to heard to be fully appreciated and as such, jazz lovers are strongly advised to give a listen to his 2008 Closet Songs. Marinovich made quite a few instrumental jazz guitar lovers happy with his earlier releases, such as Nude With Guitar and Second Voice and his latest, Closet Songs continues on with some tasty live in the studio jazzy instrumentals. Nothing too fancy or overworked here—just fine jazz guitar technique and interplay between three musicians with built in ESP. Case in point, on this set of mostly self-penned tracks, is Pete’s spontaneous cover of the 1965 Beatles classic “Norwegian Wood.” A song that was inventively written as a World Beat style pop number, complete with sitar arrangement—has clearly morphed nearly 45 years later into something of a jazz standard through the years. With influences such as Chet Atkins, Pat Metheny and Earl Klugh, Pete Marinovich returns in prime form on Closet Songs.


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