'Cycles Of Fusion' - released August, 2011, is built on compositions coming together through fusing elements of Jazz, Rock, Blues and Funk, melding a universal sound. Along with acoustic guitar and piano sounds, several classic retro-keyboard sounds were used along with sequences, arps, atmospheric synths and electric guitar with effects, at times creating "celestial soundscapes", staying true to the theme and hopefully creating something interesting to a listeners ears. Through osmosis, I channeled sounds and ideas from some of my favorite bands and musicians.
Jazz Fusion or Crossover artists: Al DiMeola, Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, Jonas Hellborg, Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, Lyle Mays, Joe Zawinul, Jean Luc Ponty, Jeff Lorber, Bob James, Dave Weckl, Lenny White, Dennis Chambers, Steve Gadd, the band Ozric Tentacles.
Rock artists: Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Dave Gilmour, Richard Wright, Steve Winwood, Tony Banks and Neil Peart.
In compositions you will hear the fusion of genres, some more modern, some more reflective of the past dating back to the seventies.
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