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Patrick Yandall Releases New York City Blues

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San Diego, CA-April 30, 2007-- International recording artist/guitarist Patrick Yandall has released his eighth album titled New York Blues.The recording is a departure from what listeners have heard over the years from the versatile guitar wizard. Yandall has taken his music in a more straightforward blues direction yet he keeps some of his jazz fusion elements intact throughout the run of the CD. Those accustomed to hearing only the artist play the guitar will have the opportunity to hear his soulful vocals on several of the tracks.

Patrick Yandall has performed live or in the studio with such artists as Randy Brecker, Carl Evans Jr. (Fattburger), Tommy Emmanuel, Ready Freddie Washington, and was offered the guitar seat for Kieko Matsui. He has been acknowledged several times during his career with Jazz Times, JAZZIZ Magazine, Smooth & Soul, Smooth Jazz News, City Beat, San Diego Reader, and many smooth jazz internet publications.

Yandall quickly learned to le…

Maggie Sayles Releases Debut Trust

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Portland, Oregon—April 23, 2007— Maggie Sayles discovered her musical talent at an early age when a fascination with the family stereo earned her continual reprimanding from her parents. Her persistent defiant rock and roll attitude became a source of ongoing concern but eventually she had her way. As they say, the squeaky wheel gets the grease, and she ended up with her first guitar-a Sears & Roebuck’s flame-top 6-string.

Maggie attended the prestigious Marylhurst College, majoring in composition and theory. During that experience she gained a deep respect and appreciation for classical music, then decided to hit the road in search of something more personally fulfilling. Traveling took her musically into the far corners of the world filling her soul with the music of Vietnam, the rhythms of Africa, and the sounds of the Ituri Forest Pygmies and Native American flute. In conjunction with that mind expanding music the young artist experimented with midi, stud…

Patrick Yandall-New York Blues

Artist: Patrick Yandall
Title: New York Blues
Genre: Blues-Rock
Label: Zangi Records

I had a feeling this was going to happen. Patrick Yandall has decided to play the blues after releasing a series of outstanding jazz releases. New York Blues is a welcome change for the guitarist and as I would expect, a fine recording straight on through...READ MORE


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Sebastian Lorefice-Short Stories Infinite Corridors

Artist: Sebastian Lorefice
Title: Short Stories Infinite Corridors
Genre: Jazz-World-Fusion
Label: Arc Sound Limited
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Short Stories Infinite Corridors is a reference to several points of time during the history of film. It could also apply to music because in both cases the art forms have infinite corridors of time that you can relive because of their ability to be preserved infinitely with technology and remasteriing techniques.

Sebastian Lorefice is a self sufficient indie musician that has his own interpretations of time and space regarding the world of music and film. He takes an interesting and atmospheric instrumental view of the corridors he walks down. Notice the Hollywood walk of fame path inviting you into his world on the cover? Be careful how far you walk though as you may fall off the edge and be lost forever in the universe and its black hole of short stories.

I like to look at the covers of CDs to see what the messages are and then try to unlock the answers…

Old Sounds Become New On Roddo Fab Industries Release

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Indianapolis, Indiana-April 9, 200- John Gassere, known as the one man band Roddo Fab Industries to his listeners, was a born Beatlemaniac. It was not unusual to find John jumping up and down to the strains of "She Loves You" when he was a little boy growing up in Indiana. The recently released Sugar. Plum. Plastic. is like walking into a time machine back to the golden age of rock music.

John played bass guitar in pit orchestras, jazz bands, and talent shows, throughout his High Schools days and in between all of that activity he took lessons in piano, string bass, and electric bass. As a student at the University of Arizona, John was one of the first people in the nation to play bass guitar in a major university marching band using a big Peavey amp on wheels which ran off a golf cart battery. He has been writing songs and making one-man-band multi-track recordings since he was 14. The Beatles and music of that era, continue to inspire a quest to improv…

Folk Artist Thomas Earl Releases Masterful CD Golddust Magic

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New York, New York-April 9, 2007- Singer/songwriter and BMI recording artist Thomas Earl has just released his new CD Golddust Magic. The recording is already receiving rave reviews from all corners of the globe.

Thomas clearly has influences drawn from country, folk and rock and roll greats Ray Charles, Bill Monroe, Bob Dylan, and the Rolling Stones. His distinct sound boils down to a magnificent blend of acoustic American music steeped in the traditions of greats such as James Taylor, Neil Young, Bill Withers, Lyle Lovett, Steve Earl, and Amos Lee.

Thomas Earl’s musical journey began in a small town in Michigan outside of Ann Arbor, playing in local clubs with then unknown and aspiring musicians such as Joni Mitchell, John Hammond, Jim Kweskin, and Maria Muldaur. In the 1970s, along with a number of folk artists, he began a migration into rock and roll. His experiences included a brief brush with commercial success with a group called The Woolies, releasing a c…

Maggie Sayles-Trust

Artist: Maggie Sayles
Title: Trust
Genre: Rock-Progressive
Label: Uncommon Sense Records
Website
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Maggie Sayles has a beautiful voice. That was my first thought when I heard some samples of her new CD Trust. Initially I thought that she had the perfect voice for pop or jazz, and she does, however she manages to wrap that silky voice around rocking guitars and comes out sounding something similar to female fronted prog-rock bands like Mostly Autumn, which by no coincidence is one of my favorite bands.

Sayles splits the songwriting duties with Kelly Morrison, who also contributes guitar and bass parts. They form a good team and so does combining her talents with Rex McNew, who serves as her vocal partner on several occasions for both lead and background. She finds Trust in the process of the music and thereby creates an entirely separate universe from the rest of the world in the studio through her words, feelings, and vocals that make you melt in the palm of her hand. I am sure th…

Donna Sammarco-On Eagles Wings

Artist:Donna Sammarco
Title: On Eagles Wings
Genre: Christian-Instrumental
Label: P & J Records
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Although On Eagles Wings was released in 2004 the music remains bright and relevant at any time, simply because what the intent and meaning was behind producing it the first place. This kind of Christian new age instrumental sound is for ears that want some relief of daily demands.

Donna Sammarco goes solo with her piano covering timeless spirituals flying on the wings of time and space (and eagles) through the ivory keys.

This was a nice experience for me. Music such as this engages you and allows a meditative state to take hold. This is not a normal state of mind for any sentient being, particular in this world we live in now, with all the constant activity around us. It takes something powerful and aurally seductive to make us stop and listen so we turn inward and recharge our link to a higher power. I should do this on a daily basis but I do not, music like this reminds me what a…