Greg Howe "Ascend"

Greg Howe "Ascend"

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Greg Howe
The Story
Greg Howe's "Ascend" features more of the guitarist's trademark modern sound that seems to borrow equally from rock and jazz. The CD is a collection of progressive compositions which highlight Howe's incredible technique and melodic genius. Over the course of the 8 tracks, Howe duels with keyboard virtuoso Vitalij Kuprij in an intense progressive musical setting. For his part, Howe creates some excellent conterpoint to the furious keyboard work, revisitng a genre of music that helped to contribute to his development as a musician. "Ascend" also demonstrates Howe's skill at phrasing and an effortless use of both speed picking and smooth legato licks.
The Music
06:13 Unlocked Instrumental
06:12 Tales Told Instrumental
07:03 Garden Of Harmony Instrumental
05:49 Abrupt Terminal Instrumental
09:41 La Villa Strangiato Instrumental
06:51 Maniacal Instrumental
01:31 Her Dance Instrumental
06:06 Full Throttle Instrumental
The Artists
Greg Howe Guitar, Bass, Production, Engineering,
Jon Doman Drums
Vitalij Kuprij Keyboards
Prashant Aswani Guitar on "Full Throttle"
Mike Whitmore Engineering
Lisa Lake Photography
Daryl Robinson Photography, Design
"Her Dance" performed entirely on guitar synth by Greg Howe.

All songs written by Greg Howe except "La Villa Strangiato", written by Lee, Lifeson and Pert.

Guitars and keyboards recorded at Greg's House. Live drums recorded at Moore Music Recording.

Mastered at Moore Music Recording.

Digital editing by Moore Music Recording.

Art work by Alegre Graph-x.