Bach Vol. 1: Works for Lute

The outstanding young American guitarist Jason Vieaux is distinguished by his pure, beautiful tone and the high rhythmic profile he favors in his performances. The Buffalo, NY native shows an uncanny ability to shape the tonal contour of a work of music with such clarity that there is never any ambiguity about what its purpose is and where he is heading. These traits serve him in good stead in his latest offering on the Azica label, a boldly conceived vision of J.S. Bach’s Lute Suites, BWV 995-998, transcribed for Vieaux’s instrument so idiomatically, we might believe they were originally written with the guitar in mind. – Atlanta Audio Society