Earl Klugh’s ‘Hand Picked’ is an album (featuring three duets and twelve soli) released on July 30, 2013 by Heads Up International.
Track listing : 1.Alfie (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 02:34. . 2.Lullaby of Birdland (George Shearing) – 02:28. . 3.Blue Moon (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 06:12 . 4.In Six (Earl Klugh) – 04:08. . 5.Cast Your Fate to the Wind (Vince Guaraldi) – 03:14. . 6.Hotel California (Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley) – 08:06 . 7.More and More Amor (Sol Lake) – 03:38. . 8.‘Round Midnight (Bernie Hanighen, Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams) – 02:31. . 9.But Beautiful (Johnny Burke, James Van Heusen) – 01:49 . 10.All I Have to Do Is Dream (Boudleaux Bryant) – 03:46 . 11.Going Out of My Head (Teddy Randazzo, Bobby Weinstein) – 03:39. . 12.If I Fell (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 01:59 . 13.Where the Wind Takes Me (Earl Klugh) – 02:03 . 14.Morning Rain (Earl Klugh) – 03:16. . 15.Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster) – 02:20. . 16.This Time (Earl Klugh) – 03:58. .
Musicians : Earl Klugh – Guitar . Bill Frisell. Guitar on (3) . Jake Shimabukuro – Ukulele on (6) . Vince Gill – Guitar on (10) .
Production Produced by Earl Klugh . Bert Elliott – Engineer, Mixing . Tucker Martine – Engineer . Matt Rausch – Engineer . Erik Zobler – Engineer . Michael Finn – Assistant Engineer . Daniel Zaidenstadt – Assistant Engineer . Alan Silverman – Mastering .
Package : Vii Tanner – Photography . Ashley Bothwell – Package Design .
Released in July 2013 by Heads Up International.
When all is said and done, Earl Klugh has delivered a true masterpiece affectionately known as Handpicked. After four decades and over thirty recordings later, the GRAMMY Award-winner and 12 time nominee now shows in a mosaic of pop, rock and jazz standards that he is truly one of music’s most original guitar virtuosos. […]
…the most successful being his duo turn with Bill Frisell on “Blue Moon.” Listening to two masters snake their way through the tune while trying to surprise each other is very entertaining. […]
Earl Klugh has been tough to categorize throughout his four decade career. Neither pop nor jazz, he is best described simply as a supreme guitarist who has moved from genre to genre, always bringing a sense of melody and accessibility to anything he’s touched. […]