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Steve Tibbetts

It has been eight years since Steve Tibbetts gave us the fiery electric guitar album “A Man About A Horse” (ECM 1814). Now he returns with a different kind of recording: an album of, primarily, acoustic sounds. The making of “Natural Causes” took place in a period when Tibbetts was reconsidering some fundamental aspects of his art and craft – in parallel with daily studies of Bach, Bartók, and music theory. Examining those giants up close made it doubly difficult to go about business-as-usual in his own work. “After some hours, my ears would be wide open…and disinclined to the prospect of blasting electric guitar. So I stuck with my dad’s Martin D-12-20 12-string. I wanted to keep things simple. I thought maybe I could find a voice in well-played single-string lines and say more with less – like Sultan Kahn perhaps. That was the intent, even though the music usually mutated into complex little cathedrals.”

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Natural Causes
Natural Causes
ECM Records
2010
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A Man About a Horse
A Man About a Horse
ECM Records
2003
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A Man About A Horse
A Man About A Horse
ECM Records
2002
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Steve Tibbetts
hat ART
1995
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The Fall Of Us All
hat ART
1994
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Safe Journey
hat ART
1989
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