A movie for your ears: guitarist/bassist Al Garcia‘s new release is a blend of jazz-rock fusion, progressive rock, classical, jazz, Latin, space rock, electronica and world music. Melodic, haunting, affirming, music that will take you places.
Born in Newark, NJ, Al began playing the bass guitar at the age of 13. His musical horizons were broadened early on to include Jazz, Classical, and Indian music after hearing John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Later on, the music of Allan Holdsworth inspired Alfred to take up the electric guitar as a means of expressing another side of his musical persona. Other influences on his playing include the music of J.S. Bach, Charlie Parker, Bela Bartok, Eric Johnson, Jaco Pastorious, Jeff Berlin, Brand X, ELP, Yes and pianist Bill Evans.
Al has performed and recorded many types of music. These include Fusion, Progressive Rock, Jazz, Rock, Afro-Cuban, Blues, Country, and Reggae. Alfred believes this varied experience is responsible for his desire to create music that transcends musical boundaries yet remains respectful of tradition.
released May 10, 2006
Al Garcia: Electric guitars, acoustic guitars, 4 & 5 string fretted and fretless bass guitars, guitar synthesizer, drums (on 1,7,9), congas, bongos, udo drums, timbales, hand percussion, vocals.
Al plays 4, 5, and 6 string fretted and fretless basses and various 6 string electric and acoustic guitars. Al uses this
varied sonic palette to create a wide variety of moods and textures.
Al is one of the few players who double on bass and guitar to appear in Guitar Player Magazine’s Spotlight column.
He is currently performing with the jazz/rock group Continuum....more