José Neto BRAZIL

Brailian guitarist Jose Neto recorded 3 albums with M.E.L.T. 2000 during the mid 90's
Here some quotes from the press on the album 'In Memory of Thunder': "One of the world's most original and dynamic players" Evening Standard, August '96 "Neto is most remarkable for his startling textural variety and close attention to details of timbre and tone, but his extended wah wah solo on the album's stand - out track, 'Silvia', will delight all who still fret about finding a worthy successor to Neto's chief inspiration, Jimi Hendrix." The Times, August '96 On 'Live at Guiting Power': "Neto likes space to construct his statement. Long probing lines over a taut, shimmering keyboard and percussive backdrop, that build in riveting crescendos hammered home by his unique fanned technique..." Jazzwise 'An astonishing display of controlled pyrotechnics... Leavening scurrying, hard-edged funk with softly wafting ballads, he demonstrated just how much musical territory opened up by Hendrix in the 1960s still remains for subsequent generations of guitarists to explore.' Chris Parker, The Times One of the most exciting guitarists to have emerged in recent years, José Neto was born in Sao Paulo, classically trained, and inspired by Jimi Hendrix.


His fluid and inventive playing style is also informed by his love for African music, making for one of the most distinctive sounds in contemporary music. A full time member of Fourth World, José's virtuosity is showcased on two solo albums released by M.E.L.T.: Neto (BW037) and Days Of Thunder (BW056). José's latest release is his live album recorded in Guiting Power. Live At Guiting Power (BNET013) is a testimony to José's talent proving he can cut it live as well as he does in the studio.