Joe Satriani is the guitar. Plain and simple. No one else has ever been able to play with such pizzazz, such fluidity, such timelessness. That's not to say that there aren't others out there who are accomplished, they just can't even come close to achieving the magic that Joe Satriani performs as soon as his fingers mesh with the strings. Since the late eighties, the self-taught virtuoso has been winning over fans and musicians alike with his groundbreaking style and legendary sounds. He has been around the world several times on tours of his pwn, as well as tours with Mick Jagger, Deep Purple, and hugely successful G3 summer tours and albums wih fellow guitar legends Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. He has been both artist and teacher such famour pupils as Steve Vai, Metallica's Kirk Hammett, Counting Crows's David Bryson, and jazz fusionist Charlie Hunter. Epic. 2006.
One of the most innovative voices in contemporary American music, guitarist Joe Satriani celebrates two decades as a recording artist by releasing yet another consistently strong and refreshing platter of soulful goodness. Like his former student and sometime sparring partner Steve Vai, Satriani shows his virtuosity rests not only in his command over his instrument but also in his command of composition. "It's So Good," "One Robot's Dream," and the title cut are constructed with a master's sense of harmony, melody, and rhythm. Satch still shreds without compromise, as he demonstrates on "Bedshift Riders," but he also reminds us that he can compose gentle works of soul-stirring elegance as evidenced by "Ten Words," "A Love Eternal," and "A Cool New Way." With Super Colossal
Satriani holds his place as one of the most imaginative and inspired minds of his--or any--musical generation. --Jedd Beaudoin