Archive for July 31st, 2010

Edo Castro – Sacred Graffiti

150An impressionistic, tech-urban jazz landscape; a story within a story; a tale of tension and grace.

The multi-faceted artistry of Bay Area bassist sensation and composer, Edo Castro, elevates the sounds that come from his unique, multi-stringed basses, both fretted and fretless, into a palate from which intricate compositions flow. Castro describes his newest release, Sacred Graffiti, as a tapestry of emotive impressions.

“A musical Journal if you will,” he explains, “In my day-to-day travels I’ve noticed what may be our modern day cave paintings – signs; scribbles on walls; imprints in the sidewalk; bumper stickers, etc. – all immersed within a cacophony of audible textures.”

These dynamic visuals have been given auditory life as Castro delivers intricate urban jazz arrangements interspersed with immersive soundscapes where the tangible tension between inner and outer worlds is encompassed by grace.

Special guests – Mark Isham, David Friesen, Michael Manring, Dan Zinn, and Percy Jones, among others, join Castro on this endeavor. He offers this CD as his Sacred Graffiti on this website.

Eric Evans – Waves Of Grace

Influenced by flautists Paul Horn, Herbie Mann and Rahsaan Roland Kirk Eric Evans chose the flute as his lead instrument. Eric has been a featured performer at a wide array of concerts, venues and churches in Southern California, Northern California, New Mexico and Arizona.

After Eyes Of Love and Compass Waves Of Grace is Eric’s third installment. Musicians on the new album are Eric Evans (flute, alto flute, EWI), David Eugene Ivey (vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards), Cecil Ramirez (keyboards), Brent Bourgeois (keyboards, vocals), Steve Laury (electric guitar), Lance Taber electric guitar, acoustic Guitar), Curtis Harvey electric guitar), Michael Roe (electric guitar), Ralph Stover ( drum programming, bass), Eddie Ramirez (bass), Matt Sawhill (bass), and Bruce Spencer (drums).

Three years in the making against all odds Eric fulfilled his dream. He looks now Seaside enjoying the fresh breeze. Impressing with the beautiful sound of his flute is his mission.

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