Craig Chaquico "Shadow And Light"

Craig Chaquico "Shadow And Light"

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Craig Chaquico
Shadow And Light
The Story
Guitarist Craig Chaquico has engaged and inspired two generations of pop music fans, while mastering the art of musical spirituality. At the same time, he has explored the amazing melodic and rhythmic possibilities of the electric and acoustic guitars. "Cafe Carnival" recently featured both instruments and proved to be his most successful radio single ever, reaching #1 and spending months at the top of the national Smooth Jazz charts. Responding to audiences which have encouraged this dual guitar approach in the "live" setting, Chaquico featured both the electric and acoustic guitars on four of the ten songs included on his seventh solo recording, "Shadow And Light". Chaquico's music has always been marked by an overriding spiritual vision, from his Native American and environmentally inspired pieces, to his later recordings. While writing and recording most of the songs for Shadow and Light, the events of September 11th caused him to see the album's concept in a new light. Inspired by his days playing next to legendary singer Grace Slick, Chaquico has sometimes sought to emulate the kind of phrasing a lead vocalist would use with their voice and interpreting it on his guitar instead. Such as the sensual, salsa flavored first single, "Luminosa," the seductive, opening track "Innocent Kiss" and the spiritual, mystical atmospheres of "Keepers Of The Flame."
The Music
05:45 Innocent Kiss Instrumental
04:09 Westside Hotel Instrumental
03:54 Luminosa Instrumental
06:08 Hurry Home Instrumental
05:54 Keepers Of The Flame Instrumental
04:26 Afterglow Instrumental
05:09 Shadow And Light Instrumental
04:01 Could We Fall In Love Instrumental
05:36 Compared To What Vocal
04:31 Cafe Carnival (Sax In The Sun Remix) Instrumental
The Artists
Craig Chaquico Guitar, Vocals, Production, Mixing
Ozzie Ahlers Keyboards, Production, Mixing
Kevin Paladini Sax
Jim Reitzel Bass, Digital Editing on "Cafe Carnival (Sax In The Sun Remix)", Engineering
Wade Olson Drums
Marquinho Brasil Percussion
Bill Heller Keyboards, Drum Programming, Addtional Production
Warren Hill Sax on "Compared To What"
Jeff Kashiwa Sax on "Compared To What"
Ramon Yslas Percussion on "Cafe Carnival (Sax In The Sun Remix)"
William Aura Associate Production, Sound Design, Mixing, Mastering
Russ Freeman Mixing on "Afterglow"
Nick Saldano Mixing on "Afterglow"
Ron McMaster Mastering
Dave Roberts MOTU Digital Editing, Mixing Assistance
Guy Manning "Evening Stories" Original Oil Painting
Matt Marshall Executive Production
Dan Selene Executive Production
Janet Wolsborn Art Direction, Design
Jeffery Newbury Photography
Recorded at Lunatunes, Ashland, OR, Ozworld, Novato, CA and Laughing Tiger Studio, Can Rafael, CA.

Mixed at Auravision Studios, Ojai, CA, except "Afterglow", mixed at Cheyenne Mountain Ranch Studios, Woodland Park, CO.

Mastered at Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA.

Stylist: Bethany Shopay.

Hair and makeup: Rachel Stolte.