Steve Yarrington is an accomplished guitarist whose style centres on the “swing” of the earliest electric guitarists in jazz. Steve’s approach is to strip down the “Big Band” genre to show how these guitarists would have sounded “swinging” with just a trio.
Eezyvibes review: “In ‘Sketches’, Steve interprets familiar tunes…in a new light, giving them new accents. Steve Yarrington: the name is definitely in my future ‘Jazz Bag’ – I like!”
“Swing Jazz at its best: Steve Yarrington – Sketches” (Marcus Muller – eezyvibes 23.01.13)
Steve currently has two jazz guitar albums on release, available through iTunes and Amazon, which offer an eclectic mix of tunes, many of which are his own compositions, but all played with Steve’s “swinging” style.
Through the radio airplay of these albums Steve is getting worldwide interest in his music. Countries include The USA, Canada, South America, Europe, Iceland, Israel, Asia and Japan.
Steve also has a collection of beautiful, chill-out acoustic guitar tunes on an album called Acoustic Equanimity, which draws inspiration from Steve’s time spent in the Shetland Isles – with their rich, musical tradition – and also through his discovery of the music of Nick Drake and his unique guitar style and extensive use of alternative guitar tunings.
In these recordings Steve captures a few moments in time, as each tune is brought to life – invoking a state of Acoustic Equanimity.
Steve’s passion for the guitar has taken him around the world and now all these influences and experiences are coming out in his recordings, there is definitely more to come from Steve. Keep listening…!
Visit steveyarrington.moonfruit.com for more details.
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