This record features the first ever professional recording of my guitar playing in all it’s nail scratching yet creative glory. It was done as a prelude to a song from Occultus, a metal band I played in during my teens. I’m pretty impressed by the contrapuntal texture since I had no clue of how to write music. But I loved the baroque hour on public radio and I rarely missed it. I remember it was done as an afterthought between electric guitar takes at an expensive recording studio which was also a money laundering operation of some Cali cartel person who was into music. It was seized soon after I heard.
The more recent songs were experiments in long form improvisation in various styles, sometimes a blend of many as in the case of "Two Minds," which veers into jazz.
My musical language has been influenced by my teaching practice as well as the personal relationship I’ve developed with the
guitar as an improviser. I dedicate two to three hours to composing and playing everyday and I spend an hour on each aspect of a particular project such as sketching ideas, notation and transferring to a publishing software....more