Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Guitar Jazz

Sounds like: Joe Pass, Larry Carlton

The Good Signature Sound, Very Consistent 

The Bad Weak Production Value

The Ugly Hire a Producer

The Band 2 out of 5

The Music 3 out of 5

The Songs 3 out of 5

The Vibe 2 out of 5

The Production 3 out of 5

The Verdict 3 out of 5





The Artist I recently checked out the latest release from the Philadelphia guitarist Erik Lamberth entitled Three Guitars released in 2012. 


The band Line up includes just Erik Lamberth alone. Based on the jazz standard I would say Lamberth clearly possesses above average playing and above average writing abilities. You will find many impressive chops and eloquent playing styles presented along the way. The CD is divided up into 2 sections. 6 Tracks dedicated to  Blues and 5 Tracks dedicated to Jazz. Timing is spot on within the modern-day guitar driven pieces. Lamberth holds his own remarkably well given his impressive background. He is not to be underestimated in any way, shape of form. He deserves allot of credit for delivering a musical personality with a unique signature that reflects his origins. He is a gifted player, composer and musical storyteller. The music Some pieces even cross the line into Rock and Classical. All in all great music to eat a Sunday morning brunch to. Definitely classic jazz and slamming blues yet amazingly conservative. Music is timeless, very passionate and emotional. Will remind you of classic Joe Pass, Larry Carlton and John McLaughlin. The songs Simply put - all songs are well rounded with amazing highs and powerful lows. There’s nothing like a fully loaded musical production to fill your sonic space,  this is definitely one of them. Simply put, very much like life itself this CD personifies life experience, with music that are 100% honest, pure and genuine. The production CD was engineered properly The good Remarkably consistent, well rounded musical production. Honorable mentions go out to the gifted playing styles showcased by Lamberth. The bad Due to Lamberth being the only real musician here, it has much to be desired. The ugly It's a stretch to expect a guy like Lamberth to do everything by himself. He clearly needs support not just from other musicians, but from a  bona fide Musical Producer that can  push his talents in the right direction.  


The verdict Three Guitars by the Erik Lamberth is an impressive collection of music. It is entertaining and showcases some amazing playing styles. For the guitar it clearly sets a standard within this truly amazing genre and the more you listen to it, the more the instrument will reveal itself to you.

Markus Druery

Indieshark Music Critic





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