Dave Specter & Steve Freund – Is What It Is
Delmark DE 779 (2005)
Dave Specter and Steve Freund have been personal and musical friends for many years. Guitarist Dave Specter has always straddled the blues/ jazz fence with a hip disregard for arbitrary restrictions. Once again Dave has put his distinctive mark on a collection of outstanding instrumentals from all corners of blues and its related genres. The result will please all lovers of lean, inspired guitar work. Is What It Is brings the two guitarists together for a smokin’ blues date that has a perfect balance of Steve’s heartfelt vocals on his new original songs and Dave’s instrumentals, including “People Get Ready”, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, “Albatross”, and more Specter and Freund originals.