If you like Jazz you will love track 2, "A-Mid-Summer-Nights-Dream", this song is a sultry movement of classical guitar and a muted trumpet! The electric guitar come in and takes over the lead. This song is one that will be a favorite with the sultry jazz audience. "Your way (gotta have it)". This song has a jazz feel with a walking bass line and small runs from the piano. I believe what makes this song stand out it the duo lines between the muted trumpet and a Wah guitar. The wah effect goes nicely with the mutes trumpet. If you like Latin jazz there are several versions on this CD. "Dance in the Sand" is full of percussions and a Carlos Santana guitar for the lead. Great rhythms and flying horns! This song rocks. "Latin Love" has more of a flamenco guitar with a salsa accompaniment. The guitar work is amazing with the light Latin percussions.
If you like traditional classical music listen to "Sonata for Flute and Guitar". This features Jessica Tarman, a K-State graduate. This song is just a classical guitar and a flute. The classical guitar uses major seven chords, which causes the song to change keys much like a jazz type song. However, it has a classical feel because of it melodic ness. I believe this will be a favorite with the classical audience! "Eyes Wide Open (a father's)" is an orchestration of guitars! With its moving strings and it multiple guitar movements this song is a favorite. The "Violin Suite" has always been a favorite the first time I performed it live. Orchestra with a violin lead! This song moves the audience.
In the Celtic world there is "The Irish Maiden's Dance". The song uses traditional Celtic instruments and gives you a taste of the Irish! In the World categories we have "Kisses in Italy" and "God Gave love", both of these our worlds apart. "God gave love," sounds very world music, with the help of Mary Chabaan. Mary is a KU graduate with a degree in French language.
Probably the best song on the CD! "Misty Rain (a girl named)"! This song opens up with a soft piano and an amazing fretless bass work by Steve Generuex! Just the technique of the bass is unreal. This will be the one that is a hit. Already aired on Eagle radio! "Damaged" is in a style that I usually do not use on the CD. "Damaged"! This is a instrumental about child abuse and working with children that have been abused. The song is an orchestration of guitar synth and samples. Welcome to the new world of instrumentals.
I hope you enjoy my "Creation". With the help of fellow musician we created an outstanding CD. I feel that the other musicians added so much to this CD. It was a creation of several people, with several ideas on one CD.
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1. The Ascension
2. A Mid Summer Night's Dream
3. Misty Rain (a girl named)
4. The Irish Maiden's Dance
6. Eyes Wide Opened (a father's)
7. Sonata For Flute And Guitar
9. Kisses In Italy
10. Latin Love
11. Song Of Songs
12. Violin Suite
13. God Gave Love
14. Dance In The Sand
15. Your Way (gotta' have it)