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Tampering With Nature

by Al Garcia

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Voices 03:43


Progressive Jazz/Rock Fusion from a highly acclaimed master guitarist/bassist. Sounds like Allan Holdsworth on the guitar and Jeff Berlin on the bass.

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, 2014

Al Garcia: Electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitars, guitar synthesizer, drums, congas, Moroccan bongos, triangle.

Karen Kuser: Vocals on "The Digital Maze".

Martin Souverbielle: Drums on "Voices"


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Al Garcia Los Angeles, California

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.
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