From California based guitarist John Albano comes a highly-anticipated release of instrumental interpretations of music reflecting the people and places of California. This full-length, 10 track project entitled The Road West, beautifully builds upon the momentum of John's first release Collage. The beauty and diversity of California is recreated here, from up-tempo Latin grooves and contemporary jazz to bossa nova ballads and funky blues. The ever-exciting band plays together on a regular basis and features pianist Joe Gilman, drummer Rick Lotter, and bassist Rob Lemas shining throughout. The wide range of musical sounds and influences on this record showcase the many elegant moods of the guitar. From jazz and finger picking to classical and blues; the guitar represents the breadth of passion and the spice of life. Any fan of guitar music should not miss this release.