An album that features the guitar as the central story teller. This is an album of places and atmospheres, within which Mark's inimitable guitar paints vivid pictures and compelling musical stories. Each track tells of a different place, perhaps a different time.
As a central improvising voice, the guitar is the driving force of every track. Mark's ability for sustained improvisation is used to full effect here. Rarely will you hear this level of continuous thematic and melodic invention, compelling musical stories that are always taking new twists and turns.
Mark worked with keyboard and pianist René von Grünig on Guitar Encryptions. René's lends his distinctive style to great effect on this CD, creating backdrops and atmospheres over which Mark tells amazing stories on the guitar.
Guitar Encryptions is a unique listening experience, an album that discerning listeners and guitar enthusiasts alike should not miss.
"Vivid and compelling stories told by the guitar" - Abstract Logix
"There are so many electric guitar virtuoso albums ...it's so easy to overlook some of the better of these ...Mark Wingfield is a case in point... uplifting...inspiration...engaging...organic...cleansing" - Guitar Techniques Magazine
"the six string winged, improvising Shaman...The word "Wow!" is spoken there in every tongue." - Billy Sheppard - Music That Matters
"Contemporary jazz doesn't get any better than this." - Fretwired
Wingfield's guitar playing is mysterious, majestic, and blazing" - Guitar Player Magazine
released January 1, 2000
Recorded in 2006 by Mark Wingfield.
All compositions by Mark Wingfield.
MARK WINGFIELD - guitars
RENÉ VON GRÜNIG - keyboards, soundscapes
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Most jazz fusion bands rely a bit too heavily on speed and complexity, but Indonesia's simakDialog hits it home equally with a much more laidback tone that comes across as both relaxing and sophisticated. Thatcher Dickason