NEW MUSIC FOR FOUR GUITARS:
Six very different works performed by the Buffalo Guitar Quartet, some more conventional, two very unusual. The highlight is Lejaren Hille's Metaphors, which is both simple and perfectly judged. Otherwise, this is a very listenable record of contemporary multi-voice compositions, all of them concerned with notes, harmonies, counterpoint, melody, rhythm and structure in the pre-avant garde way. Bears close listening.