Archive for October 3rd, 2012

Pete Gitlin – Amplify

Phoenix-based guitarist and composer Pete Gitlin already played in his teens and twenties in rock, fusion, and funk bands. Wisely he decided to earn his money in the big business. But he has never forgotten his real love and in 2007 he returned to the music. Together with drummer and producer John Herrera from the legendary Phoenix band Turning Point he created his first album Full Circle and the Great Temptation in 2008.

A few years later he released his sophomore album Amplify. Featured musicians on this album are Cindy Bradley (flugelhorn and trumpet), Jeff Kashiwa (sax, flutes and EWI), Dominic Amato (sax, vocoder, EWI), Ted Belledin (sax), Michael Broening (keyboards), Mel Brown (bass), John Herrera (drums, percussion, programming) and some more. You can listen to his music every Thursday night at SE Corner of Dobson and Ray, Chandler, Arizona 85224.

The album starts with Lucky In Love, a nicely composed smooth jazz tune with a fine horn arrangement by Ted Belledin. Pete’s warm guitar sound perfectly interprets the jazz theme. Friends of R&B will enjoy Soul Connection featuring singer Dony Adair and Dominic Amato, who steals the show on the Vocoder.

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