Robert Rovina – Here I Am
Here I Am is the first album of composer and guitarist Robert Rovina. His strong sense for melody comes from his influences such as The Beatles or Earth, Wind and Fire or Rod Temperton. As a guitarist he was influenced in early days by great blues players such as B.B.King, Stevie Ray Vaughan , Eric Clapton, and of course Jimi Hendrix. Later on he was more into fusion and smooth jazz music, so you can hear Al DiMeola roots as well as Larry Carlton or Lee Ritenour and also George Benson influences.
The CD was recorded in 2006 with enthusiasm and love of young players. Music is covering different genres from smooth jazz, through blues and very specific world music flavored song Rainmaker, which became very successful and it happened that the band had to play it twice during live performance.
The music is well accepted by jazz audience, on the other hand it catches people who have not been exposed to similar kinds of music.Overall mood is changing from funky to relaxing but all the time very enjoyable. This album is now on sale at CDBaby.