Strunz/Farah "Heat Of The Sun"

Strunz/Farah "Heat Of The Sun"

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Heat Of The Sun
The Story
In "Heat Of The Sun", we savor the harvest of fiftteen years of close, harmonious collaboration between two of the world's finest guitarists, Jorge Strunz from Costa Rica, and Ardeshir Farah from Iran. Improvisation is vital to the duo's music--each piece has a solo section where each player freely improvises, like a bird taking flight, capturing the spirit of the moment. They are in the vanguard of an innovative, international style of virtuoso playing that has been called "global guitar" or "latin guitar". On "Heat Of The Sun", the guitarra latina (played with the hand) and the guitarra morisca (played with a pick) meet again and come full circle.
The Music
04:32 Jardin Instrumental
05:55 Anaconda Instrumental
04:18 Lucero Instrumental
04:50 Ilusion Instrumental
05:01 Dark Fire Instrumental
04:53 Heat Of The Sun Instrumental
04:52 Recuerdo Instrumental
04:00 La Tinaja Instrumental
03:56 Damask Instrumental
04:50 Pura Vida Instrumental
05:01 Terremoto Vocal
The Artists
Jorge Strunz Acoustic Guitar, All Rhythm Guitars, Coro Voice (#11), Production
Ardeshir Farah Acoustic Guitar, Production
Eliseo Borrero Bass, Coro Voice (#11)
Paul Tchounga Drums
Long John Oliva Percussion, Congas, Bongos, Timbales, Cajon (#3, 8, 9), Coro Voice (#11)
Luis Conte Percussion, Hand Percussion (#3,, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11), Timbales (#10)
Cassio Duarte Percussion, Dumbec (#9)
Ibrahim Parreno Keyboards (#2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10), Coro Voice (#11)
Charlie Bisharat Violin (#5)
Kathlyn Powell Production, Mixing (#4, 9), Photography, Art Concept, Illustrations, Lettering, Direction, Design
Stephen Stewart-Short Engineering, Mixing
Ken Pivak Photography
Leo Lorca Photography
Tom Baker Mastering
Recorded at Kiva West and Castle Oaks.

Mixed at The Bunker, Malibu and Westlake, Hollywood.

Mastered at Future Disc.

Birds and leaves by the Coro Selva Bruja.