Bud Tristano, guitar
1. Primal Elegance
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"The commingling of basic cries of life with tempered softness is befitting the recording's title Primal Elegance. Raw energy and compassion appear to coexist simultaneously and harmoniously."
"Bud Tristano treats this encounter like one long, segmented guitar solo, definitely putting the primal in primal elegance." "Crothers' gentle ostinatos, rippling arpeggios and odd harmonies find different ways to shade the music almost every time."
Jazz Times, July 2002, Aaron Steinberg
"I just have one word for your music. Excellent!!! It is just Art!!! There is a very special feeling in the interaction piano-guitar. It is incredible."
- Roberto Lupercio, Radio Universidad 104.1, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California
-Gustavo Bolasini, El Retorno del Gigante, Argentina, September 2002
"It's a pure piece of art ... even if it's a little different in comparison with what is called a guitar oriented album! Man ... it’s a higher form of art ... an enchantment for mind, spirit and soul!!! Congratulations! I'll play it with pride ... "
- Ovidiu Dumitrescu, For the Love of Guitar, Romania, May 2003
"A challenging, engaging work."
Guitar 9 Records