GUITAR SMOKE - "...a daring foray into the world of unaccompanied guitar" on a Hofner archtop!
CD - 2001. "...a daring foray into the world of unaccompanied guitar, a foray where Grassel emerges as conqueror." (All Music Guide).
Jack displays his formidable technique with harmonics, octaves, walking bass/chords/soloing, single notes and chord melody.
Jack played the Hofner Jazzica guitar through a Walter Woods amp with no overdubs, splices, or deletions. This is Jack as he is.
He occasionally sounds like two guitar players at one time on 7 standards: Yesterdays, Mysterioso, Giant Steps, Nuages, Sleepwalk, So Danco Samba, Bumpin’ on Sunset, and 7 of his own compositions: Dee Flat Blues, Kissing the Princess, Turning Back, Talk to me, Library Tomatoes, and What Guitars Do in Their Cases!