Archive for September 10th, 2009

Gary Carpenter – Tierra Madre

Gary Carpenter gives the term World Music a new sense. He melts the best ingredients of all continents to that magical brew which fascinates the audience. After his move to the Bay Area he founded the formation Montage, he also worked with the group Compass and with Blue Note recording artist, Samba Ngo and with MC Rai.

He started his solo career with the high-acclaimed debut album Sirena (2007). His new project is entitled Tierra Madre (2009). Gary Carpenter, who also produced, arranged and composed the album, plays Spanish acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboards and keyboard bass. He is accompanied by Renalto Annichiarico (percussion, drums, vocals), Kieth Graves (bass and drums on Windrunner – drums and background vocals on Rumba La Playa), Gary Regina (sax) Alan Peeves (piano solos), and Victor Reveer (stand-up bass).

Bass driven the album starts with The Seer showcasing Gary Carpenter’s skills in Flamenco guitar and World music. Renalto Annichiarico peppers the melody with furious conga beats.

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