Sandy Bull is as talented as he is unknown. That is, egregiously so. In fact, an old tinpan alley legend holds that in the winter of 1964, Bull handed a young Bob Dylan an electric guitar for the first time and told him to “give it a try” (why does it seem like the 60’s have so many legends of the first time musicians did something? Was everything so epic? Yes. Yes it was.) We all know what happened a year after that…but I digress.
His range was boundless: he was a gifted interpreter of Chuck Berry, Bach, fourteenth-century ballads, salsa, samba, and Indian, African and Middle Eastern music. He was accomplished on oud, sarod, six-string bass, pedal steel banjo. He was not only the ultimate eclectic — he is probably the greatest musician you’ll discover (or re-discover) for some time.
[download] “Carmen Burana Fantasy” – from Fantasias for Guitar & Banjo