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Notorious  Larry Unger & Eden MacAdam-Somer



1. Lowdown Hoedown/Beth Cohen's/Kolomeike
2. Wolfe's Favorite/The Lonesome Jig
3. Bei Mir Bist Du Schön
4. Susitna (Sleeping Lady)
5. Last Chance
6. Ice Storm
7. The New Railroad
8. The Watermill/The Icy Cold Finger of Death
9. Schottis Från Palmer
10.Iowa City/Springfield Girls
11.Stir The Soup
12.Sitting On Top Of The World
13.Paynes Prairie
14.Freddie's Tune

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Larry Unger

Eden MacAdam-Somer


A Review

by Nathan Sanders,

     Notoriously exquisite music would be my initial reaction to the music of Notorious, otherwise known as Larry Unger and Eden MacAdam-Somer. Upon first receiving this CD of guitar and fiddle (violin) music, I really did not know what to expect having never heard of these fine folks before. But the music instantly grabbed my attention from the opening track with Eden's gypsy sounding violin licks. Being a big fan of gypsy jazz as well as old-timey, celtic, and swing and blues, I knew I was in for a real treat. We even get to hear Eden do some really tasty vocals on Bei Mir Bist Du Schön and Sitting On Top Of The World. And you will enjoy the bluesy feel on Sitting On Top Of The World with Larry's very masterful slide guitar work. For those of you familiar with Larry's work, you know how skillful and tight his playing is. Not only do we get to hear his various guitar stylings, from blues to swing, to old timey, to tunes of an Irish nature, but you also get a good deal of his claw-hammer banjo work on tunes such as Last Chance and Iowa City.

    Like many I suppose, I never like picking a favorite this or that, but if I had to choose a favorite track on Notorious, it would probably be the final track Freddie's Tune. Do not get me wrong, every track on this CD is awesome. There is something for just about everyone here. But after being treated to a wonderful smorgasbord of gifted musicianship, and an array of carefully selected tunes, it is nice to sit back and relax with the soothing gentle  Freddie's Tune, which to me fits in the same category as Jay Ungar's Ashokan Farewell. It will move you. Maybe someday I will get to hear Larry and Eden in person, but until then, their CD Notorious will be a staple in my collection.