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Susan Alcorn  


I've always found Susan Alcorn's introspective pedal steel solos to be unusual and disarming, and this set is no exception. Her virtuosity on the instrument is the perfect compliment to her artistic vision.

This 2005 album is Susan's best solo effort to date, in my opinion. If you're looking for music that explores new dimensions of the pedal steel, look no further. She pushes the twin envolopes of sonic possibilities and emotional involvement in music. Just when you think you've heard it all...

  1. Curandera (S. Alcorn)
  2. Twin Beams (S. Alcorn)
  3. You And Me (George Richey/Billy Sherrill)
  4. O Sacrum Convivium (Olivier Messiaen)
  5. Broken Obelisk (S. Alcorn)
  6. People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield)
  7. Mama Day's Last Walk (S. Alcorn)  

"And I await the resurrection of the pedal steel guitar "


  1. The Heart Sutra
  2. And I Await (the resurrection of the pedal steel guitar)
  3. The First Turning of the Wheel (for Bob Graettinger)
  4. The Glass is Already Broken
  5. The Second Turning of the Wheel
  6. Three Minute Warning  
All songs written and recorded by Susan Alcorn in Houston, Texas

"Touch This Moment "

On this solo pedal steel album, Susan Alcorn once again redefines the instrument in ways that most of us have never imagined.  Sure to be considered one of her most exquisite recordings, these original improvisations include elements of free jazz, experimental sounds and classical harmonies.

While there are only 5 tracks, two of them are very long, bringing the length of the CD to over 47 very listenable minutes of music.

  1. Little Birt, We Can Fly
  2. Hovenweep
  3. Gilmor Blue
  4. Agnes Martin/Specchio Nero
  5. Postlude

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