CD Reviews of Joe Pinnavaia's release "InVitro" as Test Tube Rhino:
"His playing breathes the lyrical melodic phrasing of Joe Satriani with elements of Buckethead’s acoustic
mastery and articulation of the brilliant Paul Gilbert. For guitar instrumental lovers, InVitro is everything you could ask
- Alex Jasperse , musesmuse.com (Oct 15, 2008)
"The instrumental tracks veer from Steve Vai/ Joe Satriani speed shredding to Lenny Kravitz funky blues
and rock to Jeff Beck Blow era jazz rock. "
- Bob Silvestri, Best of WNY.com (May 01, 2008)
"TTR is his project for launching “selfish” guitar madness. Lucky us. His liquid tone,
melodic lines, and tendency to break out savage note flurries are delightful."
- Mike Molenda, Guitar Player (Aug 01, 2006)
"Mr. Pinnavaia has a real melodic talent, and it hears well. This instrumental opus is a joy to listen
to. It has a nostalgic, but also upbeat, quality that captured my imagination."
- Michael F., ProGGnosis.com (Mar 05, 2008)
"Rock guitar instrumentals that allow for plenty of solo space, multi-layered esoterica, melodic
richness, over-the-top shred, liquid legato lines, torrid tapping - in short, an outlet for the "experimental and selfish
side of my playing," as Pinnavaia describes it."
- The Undiscovered, Guitar 9 Records (Jul 01, 2006)
"All instrumental, the sound is a pure sonic guitar feast in the timeless musical spirit of Robert
Fripp and even Norwegian guitar god Terje Rypdal."
- Robert Silverstein, Music Web Express 3000 (Mar 23, 2009)