Archive for September 22nd, 2019

Lari Basilio – Far More

Lari Basilio was born into a musical household in São Paulo, Brazil. Her father loves to sing, to play the acoustic guitar and also to write songs. One of her father’s songs had some intricate and very emotional guitar phrasing in it and it touched Lari in a deep way. From that point on, Lari wanted to learn all she could about playing guitar. After her father taught her a few chords on an acoustic guitar, Lari borrowed her youngest brother’s guitar. Her very first guitar of her own was a Stratocaster copy she bought with money she made from a part-time job.

In 2011, Lari started working on her instrumental five-song Extended Play (EP), named, simply, Lari Basilio, which features Felipe Andreoli, bass player in the popular Brazilian band Angra. The EP was produced by five-time Latin Grammy winner Lampadinha.

Her second original work, the CD and DVD The Sound of My Room, was released in August, 2015 at Cine Belas Artes in São Paulo. “The idea of taking instrumental guitar music to a movie theater proved (to be) a creative initiative (equal to) the compositions of Lari Basilio,” said Guitar Player Brazil magazine in its October , 2015 issue. The 10-song package includes a mini-documentary and behind-the-scenes footage on the DVD.

Far More, her newest project, features drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, bassist Nathan East, keyboardist Greg Phillinganes and singer Sieddah Garrett. Get the album on iTunes.