Manfred Dierkes is the archtop fingerstylist who has generated pure amazement in the jazz scene. "It´s About Time" brings top quality fingerstyle jazz to the fore. The “orchestral” technique of Manfred Dierkes connects hearty, swinging walking basses with thick chords, classical tremolos and enchantingly beautiful improvisations. Above and beyond the polished technique, his music is of the greatest artistry and represents a homage to the classics of jazz from the past fifty years and to the instrument itself, the “archtop jazz guitar”. The six own compositions that fit seamlessly into the series of standards on "It´s About Time" prove that Manfred Dierkes is not only a gifted interpreter, but a talented composer as well. Indeed, it’s high time that this guitarist should come to be known in wider circles. Dierkes could become the one to perfection the preliminary work of his colleagues in the soloist fingerstyle jazz realm and carry it to new heights.
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Manfred Dierkes: acoustic guitar