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Patrick Yandall – Ethos

EthosGuitarist Patrick Yandall serves with an amazing constancy and regularity the smooth jazz community with new releases. This year his new album is entitled Ethos. Ethos is the distinguishing character, sentiment, moral nature, or guiding beliefs of a person, group, or institution. The Greeks believed the power of music could alter ones emotions, behaviors and even morals!

On his new album Patrick is performing all instruments and has written all tracks. He also recorded and mastered the complete album at MoBop Studios San Diego. Good music doesn’t need a special place and when Patrick calls the starter Peytons Place, then just to give the film in your head some nutrition. The tune is obviously influenced by Weather Report’s Birdland.

Based on a flowing rhythm Patrick creates a guitar whirlwind on Ethos caring for much atmosphere. Biggah Mo Bettah provides funky guitar voicing and textures in the style of Brothers Johnson. Carlos Santana’s Europa meets Wham’s Careless Whisper to Say Goodbye. Pure emotion.

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Patrick Yandall – Ethos

EthosSmooth jazz with contemporary elements featuring the guitar of international recording artist Patrick Yandall. R&B, blues, Latin, soul, gospel, all pepper this fantastic project. Produced, written, arranged and all instruments performed by Patrick Yandall. Even the graphic design by him! Rhapsody calls him “a middle of the road guitar god”! And it shows on this collection of 15 original compositions! Award winning prolific guitarist (19 releases worldwide) with music in feature film “Fruitvale Station” “War, Inc.” and more. TV shows like “New Girl” “Girls’ Industrial Channel and many more shows. TV radio such as Music Choice, and heard worldwide on SmoothJazz.com,, Sonic Smooth Jazz on Dish, The Weather Channel.

Has performed live or in studio with top world class musicians such as Randy Brecker, Will Lee, Joel Rosenblatt, who appear on Patrick’s CD “From the Ashes”. Michael Paulo, Greg Vail, Kevin Flournoy, Nathan Brown, and many more! Endorsed by worldwide guitar companies such as Seymour Duncan, Elixir Strings, Levy’s Leathers Ltd., Custom Tones Inc., and more. Headliner for jazz festivals and concert venues. Featured in Jazz Times, Jazziz, Smooth Jazz Magazine, San Diego Reader, Bay City Times, 92131 and many online features. Jazz, rock, blues, Latin, gospel, with smooth and fusion flavors! Nominated Jazz artist of the year by Lifeswork Entertainment.

Ethos is his new album now on sale at CDBaby.

Patrick Yandall – My Christmas Prayer

My Christmas PrayerPatrick Yandall just released My Christmas Prayer. Jazz, Soul, Gospel, R&B, and Blues flavors spice up this new release of originals and classics!

All instruments performed by award winning national recording international artist jazz guitarist Patrick Yandall. Five original compositions by Patrick capturing the flavor and feeling of the holiday season like “Winter Is Here”! Covering classics like R&B favorite “This Christmas”, a funky version of “Little Drummer Boy” with an AWB vibe, and a gospel blues version of “Amazing Grace”. Finishing off with an solo acoustic masterpiece “My Christmas Prayer” the title track. “The First Noel” and “Winter Wonderland” are covered with a beautiful arrangement of musical colors!

All of these tracks pay reverence to the season and the subject matter. With 17 CD’s released on various labels over the years, this veteran guitarist shows his versatility and melodic sense. Endorsed by many major musical brand names he brings his virtuosity, arranging, and engineering talents together for this wonderful collection of tracks for this festive Christmas Season! Get it now at CDBaby.

Patrick Yandall – Soul Grind

Patrick Yandall has already given in the past many examples of his unwavering creating power testified by the long list of reviews. Links can be found under Additional Information. This year he brings us a new smooth jazz album, Soul Grind.

Regularly Patrick performs with Nathan Brown (Bass), Tony Lee (Drums), and Kevin Flournoy (Keys). But when it comes to recordings he prefers to do his own thing. With the exception of three covers he has composed all tracks on the new album.

Of course you realize the experience gained by Patrick due to his many recordings. The deliberate and pondered way of guitar playing is unmistakable in My Lady. Soul Grind reflects his live performance, especially appreciated by friends of smooth jazz in the San Diego area.

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Patrick Yandall – Acoustic Dreamscape

Guitarist Patrick Yandall is a musical powerhouse. With boosting creativity he mesmerizes in Rock (Going For One), Blues (One Hour Blues) and Smooth Jazz (The Window). Three albums just in 2010! His newest project is entitled Acoustic Dreamscape (2011) and Yandall’s welcome return to Smooth Jazz.

Patrick has written all songs with the exception of two well-chosen covers. He performed all instruments, recorded and mixed the complete album. A real one-man-show! Unfortunately he provided no information about the new album on his website, which will be hopefully corrected soon.

When you are in the right mood to relax, then abandon yourself to the Yandall’s acoustic guitar music. Acoustic Dreamscape is the perfect wave to reverie and easing. Full Moon is another nuance, more strangeness and secret venues. Remarkable is the fact is, that Patrick even plays the keyboard parts on his guitar with the help of the Roland guitar synth.

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Patrick Yandall – Acoustic Dreamscape

One of the most creative guitarists is Patrick Yandall. He started his solo career with That Feels Nice (1994), followed by A Lasting Embrace (1997), Of Two Cities (2000), Back To The Groove (2001), From The Ashes (2003), Eyes Of Mars (2005), Samoa Soul (2006), Laws Of Groovity (2008), A New Day (2009) and The Window (2010). Besides his smooth jazz projects he also released albums in the Blues genre like New York Blues (2007) and One Hour Blues (2010) as well as in the Hard Rock realm with Going For One (2010).

His newest smooth jazz project is Acoustic Dreamscape (2012). Smooth, contemporary jazz featuring the acoustic guitar of international recording artist Patrick Yandall. Putting down his electric for this project and featuring a relaxing set including two covers; 1 Bob Dylans All Along the Watchtower and Steve Howe’s. Now on sale at CDBaby.

Patrick Yandall – Christmas San Diego Style

Patrick Yandall‘s music has been featured on movies, television, advertisements, and worldwide on jazz, blues, and rock radio. Instrumental music has always been the focus of this guitarist who is featured in magazines and online media. 13 releases including contemporary jazz, smooth jazz, blues, and a rock instrumental CD. He is endorsed by Seymour Duncan Pickups, Elixir Strings, Levy’s Leathers Ltd., Carvin, and Naked Guitar.

Christmas San Diego Style presents Christmas jazz featuring the guitar of national jazz recording artist Patrick Yandall. Latin and Jazz flavored holiday renditions of some old Christmas Classics! Get it now at CDBaby.