Jose Neto – Beneath the Electronics

Jose1   Jose Neto recorded an album in 1987 that, for me, has never gotten old. It’s acoustic guitar and original compositions. I’ve played it a million times. Okay, not a million, but a lot.

With The Trees

jose6.jpg   He’s originally from Brazil and started playing at age four, giving him lots of time to practice. Before this album, Mountains and the Sea, he had played with Henry Belafonte, Paquito D’Rivera, Herbie Mann and Airto Moreira. There’s a great tune on the Airto album, Humble People, called Move It on Up that shows him developing the electric chops that would serve him well in the future. Since all this stuff in the past, he’s played a lot of fusion guitar and toured and collaborated with Steve Winwood, but it’s these old tunes that really get me.

 San Francisco

The music is quiet, melodic, sweet, mysterious. It’s a moment of creation that I’m glad didn’t get away. It’s funny how these things stay with us.

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About Ted Ringer

I am a writer, artist, and listener. Great music is everywhere and has no limits. Some of it is well-orchestrated and some is short and sweet. It can spring out of a moment of deep feeling or result from long periods of development. Music is communication, inspiration, and a million other things. This blog wants to share the wealth and keep toes tapping.
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One Response to Jose Neto – Beneath the Electronics

  1. I do love it, Ted. I keep coming back to the tunes throughout the day. Thanks, pal!

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