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Antonio Forcione – No Strings Attached (Assembly)

By | Published on Tuesday 12 August 2014

This is sexy, grown up, late night jazz with popular, well established guitarist Antonio Forcione. So kick off your shoes, relax and prepare to be entertained. He’s solo this time, but when you play like he does you don’t need anyone else; the guitar – in the proper hands – can play all the lines, percussion and harmony that a band can. His song choices were ideal in establishing a feel good factor – he played complex, sophisticated arrangements of much-loved pieces including ‘Take Five’, ‘Superstition’ and ‘Billie Jean’. Snuggled happily down in my seat, enjoying the tunes and mood lighting, I reflected that it took real skill and personality to establish this particular vibe in one (too short) hour.

Assembly George Square Studios, until 17 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Rodgers]