Steve Morse is the founding member of the progressive rock band The Dregs and is the leader of the Steve Morse Band. He has earned five Grammy nominations for the Best Instrumental of the Year, and five Best Overall Guitarist awards in Guitar Player's reader's poll. THE ESSENTIAL STEVE MORSE features Steve covering and analyzing the components that make up his unique style. These include SOUND, EQUIPMENT, PICKING, MUTING, SCALAR CONCEPTS, SOLOING IDEAS, CONNECTING POSITIONS and MONSTER TECHNIQUE. Also included is a section on how Steve learns difficult parts quickly and efficiently.
Essential: a masterpiece of Progressive-Rock music
Since I am not selfish, I want to share this LP "High tension wires" from virtuoso guitarist Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs, The Dregs). If I could describe this work comes to me only one word: delicious.
It may be an all-acoustic affair (with the exception of electric bass), but School of the Arts bristles with fusion energy. That will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with even a few of the names on this project spearheaded by pianist T Lavitz, who first came to attention in 1979 when he joined The Dixie Dregs, guitarist Steve Morse's country-tinged progressive fusion group that released a string of outstanding albums between 1975 and 1982, and still reconvenes on rare occasion to this day.
Stand Up is the second studio album by the guitarist Steve Morse, released in 1985 by Elektra Records.Steve Morse's second album from his solo career named Stand up from 1985 is a natural continuation of what he did in Dixie Dregs (but less progressive)and with some moments who remind me of Kansas (Power era, who aswell feature Steve on guitar). The music , at least on this album is nothing realy progressive like he did with Dixie Dregs (only hints from that period is here) is more towards AOR with some elements of Kansas (the'80's) or even some hard rock numbers where the guitar of Steve realy did a good job.
Southern Steel is the fourth studio album by guitarist Steve Morse, released on February 5, 1991 through MCA Records.This one has a hard-rock feeling.. This album still blends various styles but in a more agressive way. The opening track is a boogie-hard rock tune typical of Watson's work, 'Southern Steel' recalls country, 'Wolf song' is a balad, 'Point counterpoint' is an acoustic eyeblink to Bach. Overall, this is a good album for all lovers of melodic guitar.
StressFest is the seventh studio album by guitarist Steve Morse, released on April 16, 1996.Stressfest from 1996 is a good jazz rock album where the guitar of Steve Morse shine almost on every piece. I like this album better then Stand up, ok is a diffrent decade, lots of changes between 1985 and 1996 in musical terms, the sound here is better, the guitar is more crunchy and has some brilliant moments, very uptempo pieces melted as always with some slower ones, some typical Morse signature on this album.
Coast to Coast is the fifth studio album by guitarist Steve Morse, released on June 9, 1992 through MCA Records. The album reached No. 30 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.
Out Standing in Their Field is the eleventh studio album by guitarist Steve Morse, released on September 29, 2009 through Eagle Rock Entertainment.
As with the other entries in the Magna Carta Prime Cuts series, the Steve Morse edition collects several standout recordings that the guitarist played on for the label. While this ten-track release (the last track being a video interview) should in no way, shape, or form be considered a Morse overview – not a single track from his Dixie Dregs or Deep Purple eras is included (as well as nada from most of his solo recordings) – Prime Cuts does serve as a kind of "unconventional taster" of Morse's playing. For example, you get a simply shredding rendition of Rush's never-ending instrumental "La Villa Strangiato," as well as some nifty acoustic guitar diddling on Yes' "The Clap." And while they may not be the best-known solo cuts from his career, tracks such as "Heightened Awareness" and "Busybodies" are indeed worthy showcases of Morse's vast guitar talents.