Reviews

Strunz & Farah have distinguished themselves as two of the planet’s most gifted acoustic guitarists.” – Guitar Player

Acoustic guitar players just don’t come better than these two…” – Guitar Techniques

The planet’s most staggering guitar duo finally gives us a live taste of their uplifting Latin-flavored acoustic fusion and the jawdropping technique which has stunned California audiences for almost 20 years. But speed aside, high-energy acoustic music doesn’t get any more moving than this.” (five out of five star rating) – Total Guitar

Devastating acoustic duo considered by many to rank alongside the best guitar players in the world. They’ve become one of the most respected and copied acoustic guitar duos in the US, with admirers worldwide.” – Guitarist

Bridging cultures and stunning audiences…fiery improvisations over pulse-quickening tempos…they offer a fusion of influences that perhaps no other ensemble can boast.” – Jazziz

…essential listening…some of the most unbelievable soloing to be heard anywhere.” – Guitar Extra

Jorge Strunz and Ardeshir Farah play with the swiftness of a desert wind and the burning passion of a Gypsy campfire…In addition to being talented arrangers and composers, their technical mastery of the instrument – especially in terms of speed – tests the boundaries of the human capability.” – Guitar Player

…Dazzling virtuosity and a cross-cultural repertoire that celebrated and sometimes fused Latin, Arab, European, Afro-Cuban, and American styles.” – The Washington Post

Strunz & Farah: IRRESISTIBLE!” – Le Journal de Montreal

Both guitarists are immensely gifted composers, with a masterful grasp of both melody and harmony, to say nothing of their phenomenal technique…” – L.A. Weekly

The presence of two nylon-string nirvana-seekers like Jorge Strunz and Ardeshir Farah in one group is a near embarrassment of riches. As if each player’s virtuosity – fired by keen melodic inventiveness, harmonic sensitivity and careening finger speed – weren’t enough, their crisp duets are underpinned by a multiethnic, groove-conscious rhythm section. The result is a musical landscape redolent with tropical colors and rolling with flamenco thunderclaps.
– Musician

What they have created is truly magical. From the first note played, it is apparent that this is not some fly-by-night collaboration – Ardeshir Farah and Jorge Strunz have been playing together as a duo for over a decade and this album of Worldbeat music establishes them as a leading force in this area.” – Mac Report

With their incendiary blend of flamenco color, driving Afro-Latin rhythms, and dazzling nylon string virtuosity…Strunz & Farah are spectacular live. For guitar lovers, the experience can be downright apocalyptic.” – Guitar Player

…these two players are fast becoming the talk of the Latin-jazz world…Strunz & Farah [are] visceral and exciting live…You see them soloing at a leisurely pace, and then all of a sudden they kick in the afterburners for some unplugged shred…If you dig the art of high-tempo alternate picking, these cats will make you drool…It’s simply uncanny to witness such a feat of sheer guitar virtuosity.” – Guitar Shop