“Short Wave” was originally released on the CD Regards from Chuck Pink (Private Music 2025-2P) in 1988 and was featured in Leo Kottke’s concert repertoire from 1986 to 1993. When introducing this piece in concert, Kottke describes imagining the sound of a guitar style from West Africa called dry guitar. Subtle right-hand technique provides delicate nuances in articulation and tone color to realize his imagination.
This transcription was developed from a video recording of a performance at the Bathurst Theatre in Toronto on May 7, 1988 which was first released as a VHS tape, Home & Away, and then re-released in DVD format in 2000 with additional footage.
Video from this 1988 concert at the Bathurst Theatre: