Virtuosity tempered by taste and informed by imagination - it's a constant force in this collection of brilliant jazz guitar performances. 'This is the magic of our kind of music', Barney Kessel has said of jazz improvisation, and that magic abounds in these performances. 'The thing is to make music', Kenny Burrell once observed, 'no matter what the tempo. That, to me, is the most demanding part of anything. It's not the physical or the technical part. It's just the idea of making it musical'. The high-wire act of balancing virtuosity and musicality meets its match in the remarkable artists seen in this second volume of Legends of Jazz Guitar.