Your Daily Lick: D-Lucca

Pressing Forward (D-Lucca Entertainment)


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Shades of Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson, albeit less showy, surface in this instrumental new-age jazz album. Solos also go to sax and bass, but the real star is Walnut Creek resident D. Lucca's guitar. His tone is clear and bright, though not devoid of bottom end, and his playing confident and workmanlike. Unlike many skilled guitarists, he serves the song before his vanity.

At the Guitar Player Live! Festival (Flagpole Stage, 1st St. and S. Livermore Ave., Livermore) on Sep. 13. Noon, free