Tom Principato And Danny Gatton: Blazing Telecasters (DVD)

Blazing Telecasters (DVD)

A new DVD release, "Blazing Telecasters", provides a golden opportunity to witness Gatton years before he became legendary, as he and Principato--a fine picker in his own right-- stretch out on six instrumental tracks (with repeat takes of two songs added as a bonus).

The 45-minute television studio performance which also includes John Previti on bass, Mike Sucher on keyboards, and Tony Martucci on drums) finds the two guitarists trading solos in a relaxed and mutually respectful manner.

Gatton shifts in and out of warp speed so effortlessly it's almost scary, and just watching him do his classic beer-bottle jazz thing, or simulate pedal steel are enough to make one feel, well, humbled.