"Little Wing" is flamenco visionary Ottmar Liebert's last product of his current incarnation as a musician - a pause to reflect on past influences and styles before moving forward into new musical pursuits. Named for the Jimi Hendrix song covered within, "Little Wing" is a diverse collection of carefully crafted originals and beautifully interpreted classic rock songs that showcase Liebert's extensive repertoire and superb musicianship. From the ethereal and transcendental touches of the title track to the delicately administered instrumentation of Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir," Liebert breathes new life into the classic rock songs that influenced him in his youth, successfully augmenting them with the wide array of distinctive flavors he has used to distinguish each of his previous twelve albums. His upbeat and understated performance of The Rolling Stones' "Paint it Black" takes the song to new ends, brushing strokes of guitar and saz on a canvas of soft but deliberate percussion heightening the song's enticing mysterious Middle Eastern feel. In addition to paying homage to past influences, "Little Wing" reviews past styles through a gamut of emotive original tracks. "Like Water 4 the Desert (Rain Montuno)" walks a soothing and teasing acoustic guitar/bass tandem through two placid verses before falling effortlessly into soft percussion.
|04:03||Agua Fria (Cold Water)||Instrumental|
|06:29||The Girl From Ipanema||Instrumental|
|01:10||Interlude #1: Longing||Instrumental|
|04:17||Like Water 4 The Desert (Rain Montuno)||Instrumental|
|05:05||Paint It Black||Instrumental|
|04:30||Untitled (La Noche)||Instrumental|
|01:22||Interlude #2: Driving||Instrumental|
|05:39||Angel: Omnia Bona Bonis (4 Kelly)||Instrumental|
|01:04||Interlude #3: Leaving||Instrumental|
|04:53||Yarrow: Snaky Desert Guitar||Instrumental|
|05:03||Spirit Cafe (4 My Mother)||Instrumental|
|Ottmar Liebert||Guitar, Production|
|Gary Lyons||Production, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering, Occasional F.O.H. Mixing|
|Jon Gagan||Horn Arrangements|
|Kanoa Kaluhiwa||Horn Arrangements on "The Girl From Ipanema" and "The Pearl"|
|Alan Behr||F.O.H. Mixing|
|Kevin Smith||Lighting Artist|
|Nancy Donald||Art Direction|
|Recorded at Spiral Subwave (tm) in Santa Fe in the Summer of 2000.
Mixed and mastered on reference monitors by Anthony Gallo Acoustics at Spiral Subwave in the fall of 2000.