Carl Filipiak "Hotel Real"

Carl Filipiak "Hotel Real"

album cover

Carl Filipiak
Hotel Real
The Story
"Hotel Real" finds Baltimore area fusion guitarist Carl Filipiak reuniting

with a stellar lineup of musicians on his most guitar driven work yet. On his fourth and most satisfying project, he combines power and finesse with allusions to Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, and Carlos Santana. "Hotel Real" features musicians such as Dennis Chambers, Will Calhoun, Bob Berg, Gary Thomas and others. Says Filipiak, "I really feel like I tried to play more musically as opposed to coming from a purely guitaristic point of view. I wanted to make a record that was not only full of cool guitar but was fairly concise, to the point, and grooved with that rhythm section."

The Music
07:58 Hotel Real Instrumental
05:27 Mayberry Instrumental
06:12 Cause We've Ended As Lovers Instrumental
04:46 Hey Jimi Instrumental
05:51 Song For Irene Instrumental
05:11 Theme From The Lottery Incident Instrumental
06:44 Blues In O Instrumental
09:05 Cause We've Ended As Lovers (Lyricon) Instrumental
The Artists
Carl Filipiak Guitar, Production
Dennis Chambers Drums (1, 2, 3, 5, 8)
Will Calhoun Drums (4, 7)
John Thomakos Drums (6)
Bob Berg Sax (2)
Gary Thomas Sax (7)
Dave Fairall Sax (1)
Gary Grainger Bass (3, 4, 6, 7, 8)
Lamont T. Battle Bass (1, 2, 5)
Victor Williams Percussion
Paul Soroka Keyboards, Lyricon
John Grant Engineering, Production
David Glasser Mastering
Bob Canale Graphics, Design
Irene Filipiak Art Direction, Production
Recorded at Secret Sound Studios, Baltimore, MD 1996-'97.

Mastered at AirShow, Inc., Springfield, VA.