Time of Tranquility
Time of Tranquility is the new CD from The Candlelight Guitarist. Centered on the theme of an evening gathering of friends & loved ones, it is instrumental music to warm heart 'n' soul. A highlight of the CD is 'The Chef's Sonata'--a four-course musical tribute to the star of every great meal... The special person who turns a recipe into a savory experience. All the nature sounds were recorded in Washington and along the Oregon coast. The opening bells heard in Bells of Eventide were recorded at the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano. The 'Trios and such' musicians... Brad Powell, aka 'The Candlelight Guitarist' - studied under jazz great Joe Pass, with classical guitar studies under Vincent Macaluso, and at CSU, Northridge under Ronald Purcell (with one master class taught by the maestro Andrés Segovia.) This is his 'Candlelight Guitarist' CD. Ms. Bobbye Hall, percussion. Bobbye joined the famed Motown rhythm section at age fourteen, playing percussion on dozens of big Motown hits like 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' and 'For Once In My Life.' Bobbye has played percussion on recordings by Joni Mitchell (For The Roses, Don Juan's Reckless Daughter, Hejira, Dreamland), James Taylor (Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight), Stevie Wonder (Songs In The Key Of Life, and others), Bob Dylan (Street Legal, and others), Bill Withers (Ain't No Sunshine, Lean On Me), Janis Joplin (Pearl), Carole King (Music, Fantasy)...Stevie Nicks, U2, Seals & Crofts, Boz Scaggs, Bob Seger, and many, many others. Melissa 'Missy' Hasin, cello - Missy has worked with a wide range of artists from Barbra Streisand and Natalie Cole, to No Doubt (which used Missy on it's 1996 hit 'Don't Speak') and gangsta rapper Snoop Dogg. Others she has recorded with include David Benoit, Teddy Edwards, Tori Amos, John Tesh, and Melissa Manchester. On stage she has backed Sammy Davis, Jr., Smokey Robinson, Frank Sinatra in 1996, and Led Zeppelin alumni Robert Plant & Jimmy Page in 1997. Jim Sitterly, violin, mandolin and concertina. Jim Sitterly holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from USC, and has studied violin under Henri Temianka. Dr. Sitterly is the concertmaster of the South Central Chamber Orchestra--a multi-ethnic organization which records for such luminaries as Luther Vandross, Lionel Richie, Macy Grey, Stevie Wonder, Lucy Pearl, Tribe Called Quest, Qtip, Raphael Shadiq, and other artists. He is concertmaster of the television show orchestras for LOST and ALIAS, and has been featured violinist on commerical jingles for Albertson's, Intel, Adidas, Taco Bell, Visa, and Sizzler. He is concertmaster/solo violinist for John Tesh, and has played on 10 of his CDs, 4 DVDs, and over 500 concerts in this capacity. Gilberto Hildavio - alto flute, English horn and recorder. Hildavio has performed with a wide-array of artists, including Sergio Mendez, Diana Krall, Kenny Rodgers, Barry Manilow, The Manhattan Transfer, Melissa Manchester, The Four Tops, Percy Faith, Glenn Close (Sunset Blvd.), and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed throughout much of the world, including Asia and Europe, with several music tours of Brazil and Japan. Paul Seaforth, flugelhorn. Paul has a Masters degree in Classical Trumpet Performance from the UC, Irvine, and has performed around the world, from Carnegie Hall to Tchaikovsky Hall in Russia. He has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Eric Marienthal, Brandon Fields, Russell Garcia, George Graham, Dash Crofts, Vic Damone, Lincoln Mayorga, Dan Seals, Tierney Sutton, Buddy Childers, Bill Watrous and others. Ernie Nunez, string bass. Ernie has recorded and toured with The Brian Setzer Orchestra and Les Brown's Band of Renown, Charles Rutherford's Pacific Jazz Orchestra, Shades of Jade, Scott Martin Latin Soul Band, and many others. The nature sounds on Time of Tranquility were recorded at the following locations... * Washington State, including San Juan Islands * Anacortes * La Conner * Tahoma Creek, near Mt. Rainier * Burnt Bridge Creek, Vancouver * the Oregon Coast, including: * Lincoln City * Seal Rocks (rain) * Driftwood Beach * Cape Perpetua * Bob Creek (where it meets the Pacific) * Big Creek (rainforest waterfall and creek) * Newport * Coos Bay.