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Adam Levy

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Fluid, Laid-Back Jazz

Buttermilk Channel is an all-instrumental jazz recording that is nourishment for the soul, as guitarist Adam Levy spreads tasty, cleanly articulated licks over a rhythmic muffin that features Larry Goldings on organ and Kenny Wollesen on drums. The pace remains calm and heartfelt throughout, but the atmosphere compliments a wide variety of listening experiences - from a Sunday morning brunch to the last evening cocktail. It's been said that Levy favors "subtlety over showmanship" (alllaboutjazz.com), however if his sophisticated lines thrill the consciousness, then perhaps subtlety over flash might be more appropos. This CD reeks in atmosphere - jazz aficionados should give the sound clips special attention, and give serious thought to future support of this fine musician. Adam Levy was originally profiled in the October-November, 2001 edition of The Undiscovered.

alb Born in the Los Angeles area and now residing in New York, Adam's guitar growth has been influenced over the years by Bill Frisell, George Harrison, Jeff Beck, Les Paul, John Scofield and Ted Greene. His style has developed in a non-linear, unfocused method, and lately he finds himself going back to the "old guys" for inspiration - players such as Johnny Smith, George Van Eps, and Django Reinhardt. Adam has played on a number of recordings, including a duo CD with Mark Dziuba, a double CD entitled "Live At Avalon & The Graves" (with the Lost Trio), and a band recording with Trio Putanesca - "Live At Yoshi's". He is also a contributing columnist to Guitar Player magazine.

Levy continues to gig wherever possible in support of Buttermilk Channel and his duo recording with George Wyle, "With My Guitar And You".

Contact Information
Adam Levy
Lost Wax Music
138 Ludlow St., #25
New York, NY 10002
United States

E-mail: Adam Levy
Web site: www.adamlevy.com

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Gonzo

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Solo Bass Rarity

Gonzo (a.k.a. D.G. Grogg) submitted a 6-song, self-titled CD-R feauring bass, bass and more bass. Tracks you might suspect as being guitar or perhaps keyboards are delivered on, you guessed it, Gonzo's Steinberger, Ibanez and Synsonic basses. Several tracks ("Morning Mood", "Princess" and "Amerika") are even one-take efforts, with no overdubbing. As you might expect, it takes a master of a number of techniques in order to pull off the melodic and rhythmic challenges, and Gonzo's got em - including harmonics, two-hand tapping, slapping, and sometimes even as much as punching his instrument to enable him to capture his inner emotions. He's put quite an effort into his compositions as well, so if you're into the low end of the musical spectrum, or you are a bass player who needs to broaden your realm of possibilites, check out Gonzo. Gonzo was originally profiled in the October-November, 2001 edition of The Undiscovered.

pic Gonzo was surrounded by music growing up, and started on trumpet in the 4th grade. He later turned to bass, and gigged around with his two brothers in both Hawaii and San Francisco for nearly 20 years. He also hooked up as a bass player with various bands on the side, but realized the hard rock scene he was into was not enough to let him play all he wanted to play on the instrument Gonzo took his bass out to the streets and learned to make money directly from appreciative listeners. He was ready to return home to Hawaii and retire from music, when suddenly the urge to record a bass intensive project led to his current recording.

Gonzo is currently working on a follow up album, and continues to teach privately, as well as play live.

Contact Information
D.G. Grogg
P.O. Box 313
Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760
United States

E-mail: Gonzo
Web site: www.gonzobass.com

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