Andy Summers remained an active and creative artist in the years before the historic reunion with The Police in 2007. His output of solo albums saw him span the genres and he also embarked on exciting collaborations with other
artists. Summers’ work with fellow guitar virtuoso Victor Biglione has been especially fruitful. Once again, the pair perform duets on acoustic guitars with no other instrumental accompaniment. Yet such is their empathy, they can provide all the melodic and rhythmic structures needed to produce entirely satisfying music. They concentrated on familiar standards for their first album, but ‘Splendid Brazil’ celebrates the kind of material more familiar to Victor Biglione, one of South America’s foremost musicians - yet the two musicians
complement each in a stylistic meeting of hearts and minds.