Dishin' Out The Funk
Welcome to the April edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. A number of noteworthy instrumental releases have come in from all over the world, keeping the international flavor of the site alive and well, as guitarists and bands find new fans in every corner of the globe. We've added another 30 releases to the site in the past two months, including instrumental CDs by Saro Tribastone, Doug Markley, Star & Key Of The Indian Ocean, Speedball Jr, Insect Surfers, I Fantomatici, Mutants, Moe Greene Specials, Oz Noy, Prashant Aswani, Tassos Spiliotopoulos Quartet, Martone, Vitalij Kuprij, David Valdes, O.P.A., Julien Carayon, Carlo Fimiani, Brett Michael Spunt, Urban Noises, Janos Varga, Gyarfas Istvan Trio, David T. Chastain, Sturm Brothers, Rolf Sturm, Armik, Russ Pettit, Mortimer Nelson, Francesco Fareri and Bryan Aspey. You can now listen to and order 2030 instrumental releases by 1142 different artists. Visit the Instrumental Guitar Showcase to browse and listen to all of these dynamic recordings, or check out our recommendations page. If you've released an instrumental project, get all the details about merchandising through Guitar Nine, and decide if it's right for your music (if you've released a guitar-oriented CD with vocals, click here).
I like to listen to players who take you on a journey and have a clear direction and build-up to their solos. Kind of like a composition within the composition.
I`ve never had a specific practice routine other than practicing everything out there! When I`m writing I tend to focus on any problems a song throws up, and I put a lot of work into melody and solo construction.
With this album I attempted to express all my musical influences throughout the years. I expected the album to go straight to the listener without being too simple.