Timothy Kain and Guitar Trek have been an integral part of the Australian musical landscape for more than 30 years now, but it seems like this new CD might just be their crown jewel of releases. Performing using their unique Graham Caldersmith-designed guitar family (bass, baritone, and treble instruments in addition to the normal guitar), this is a terrific disc. Alongside Kain’s superb recent solo Naxos disc, it’s hard to imagine a better summary of Australian guitar music.

The disc opens with Nigel Westlake’s inventive Six Fish . Originally written for Saffire, the work uses the colourful combination of two standard classicals, a resonator guitar, and a 12-string guitar. This combination of different types of guitars is a scintillating combination that I’d love...

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