If you don't scour YouTube for mid-'80s King Crimson vids, or read guitar magazines, you'd be forgiven for not knowing about the Chapman Stick. The Stick, revered for nearly 40 years in string-bending cognoscenti circles, consists of a wide guitar-like fret board tapped with two hands. The hands are able to roam free of each other, allowing for a wide range of rhythm, embellishment, and harmony. King Crimson's Tony Levin and session man/instructor Michael Bernier have been longtime boosters of the Stick, reveling in the instrument's unconventional sonic toolbox. Performing as Stick Men (with Crimson percussionist Pat Mastelotto), they lay out a technically stunning, cheerfully indulgent program... More >>>