Musiques (CD, Album). Musiques (LP, Album, RE). Cezame, Argile, RCA Victor.
Pierre Bensusan is a marvelous technical guitarist; he has speed, flair, touch and expressiveness. While he doesn't play with either fire or improvisational élan, he demonstrates tremendous skills throughout the 13 pieces on this anthology of late-'70s singles issued by Dadgad (distributed domestically by Rounder). With the exception of "Perles de Cristal" and "Si Bhig, Si Mhor/The Rakish Paddy," these are short, ethereal, atmospheric pieces played nicely by Bensusan. The melodies and voicings are stylish, done in a dreamy, catchy manner.
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Pierre Bensusan is a French- Algerian guitarist. His family came from Spain, Spanish Morocco and French Algeria. His CDs include Pres de Paris (released 1975), 2 (released 1977), Solilai (released 1982), Intuite (released 2000), An Evening With International Guitar Night (released 2004), and Altiplanos (released 2005).
Exclusive Prime pricing. I own every album this guy has recorded. His music was a regular addition to the morning folk/jazz/new acoustic program I used to DJ in Salt Lake City, and I would encourage everyone to experience his brilliance. As a guitarist, I am in awe of Pierre's dynamic phrasing and approach to the instrument; his original and very personal technique is as important to the guitar universe as any player in this century.
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A la carte (Compilation). Wu Wei. Pierre Bensusan.