Andy Summers Album Guide

Sure, you liked Andy Summers’ guitar playing in the Police – the spiky punk/reggae inflected licks colored by jazzy chords and atmospheric effects – but where to start with his solo albums? He’s got albums a-plenty, and if you count his duo records with other musicians, the number climbs higher. His playing is always unique,…

Andy Summers & Pat Metheny Meeting – 1982

A little something, a preview of sorts, for an upcoming Andy Summers solo album guide I’m putting together for the blog… Pat Metheny and Andy Summers are probably my two favorite guitarists, and I was surprised and pleased when I stumbled on this photo the other day: A little research turned up an interview from…

Andy Summers: “Luna”

Best known as guitarist for the Police, Andy Summers has a long and rich series of instrumental guitar albums. From Mysterious Barricades (1988) comes “Luna”, a peaceful song of the night, a song of the moon. Summers’ tone is clean and emotive over the slow, steady pulse of David Hentschel’s synthesizer, his guitar asking questions…

Hot Potatoes: 10 (or 12) of the Best Guitar Albums

Sounding good in almost any genre of music, the guitar is capable of expressing a broad range of human emotion. It can be angry or celestial, confident or jittery, screaming or mellow. Strummed or picked, plugged or unplugged, the guitar has become the dominant world instrument. Here’s a selection of primarily instrumental guitar albums that…