Roy Buchanan has long been considered one of the finest, yet criminally overlooked guitarists of the blues rock genre whose lyrical leads and use of harmonics would later influence such guitar greats as Jeff Beck, his one-time student Robbie Robertson, and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons.
Ex-Tangerine Dream guitarist Bernhard Beibl, joins epic cinematic TV and film score producer Ryo Utasato, celebrated New Age pianist Kori Linae Carothers, and the layered synthesizers and guitars of producer Kuutana for Sequential Dreams' seventh album.
Although taken individually, sections of Legends tracks may have a sound familiar to New Age or Ambient music genres, the listener will discover the progressive nature of the composition style as the sections evolve from a setting of gentle mystical beginnings which gradually transition into energetic finales blending rich layers of synthesizer textures and pads, with percussive sequences cut through by masterfully played guitars…
It is no exaggeration to call Little Walter the Jimi Hendrix of the electric harp: he redefined what the instrument was and what it could do, pushing the instrument so far into the future that his music still sounds modern decades after it was recorded. Little Walter wasn't the first musician to amplify the harmonica but he arguably was the first to make the harp sound electric, twisting twitching, vibrant runs out of his instrument; nearly stealing the show from Muddy Waters on his earliest Chess recordings; and so impressing Leonard Chess that he made Muddy keep Walter as his harpist even after Waters broke up his band. Chess also made Walter into his studio's house harpist and started to release Little Walter solo records with the instrumental "Juke" in 1952. "Juke" became a smash hit and turned Little Walter into a star, making him a steady presence on the '50s R&B charts.