“Guitar virtuoso, Stevan Pasero releases another outstanding album, overflowing with brilliant compositions, intense precision; a spectacular collection of instrumental guitar music”! - Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
UPC Code: 013178000031
Twelve Shades of Night by Stevan Pasero, featuring bassist Sascha Jacobsen, the Musical Art Quintet (strings), Felix de Lola (cajon & palmas) and Colin Douglas (drums & percussion)
Twelve Shades of Night was written in 12 months, recorded in 12 weeks, mixed in 12 days, and was inspired by the 12 hours of night.
This new album of original compositions integrates Stevan's love of Brazilian, Spanish & American music along with bossa nova, rhumba, flamenco, classical and jazz styles. Stevan's new ensemble features his dynamic acoustic trio (guitar, bass and drums) with the rhythmic cadences of Felix de Lola on cajon & palmas, the Latin syncopations of Colin Douglas on drums, and the lush string ensemble of the Musical Art Quintet featuring the brilliant string arranger and bassist Sascha Jacobsen. Song List: 1. Rhumba Dee, 2. Nosso Samba, 3. Flying Horses, 4. Gardens of Ravello, 5. Wild Gypsy (redux), 6. Motivato, 7. Ray of Compassion, 8. Malaguena My Love, 9. Soleares Enrique, 10. Prayer, 11. Due Anneli, 12. El Viejito
Sample this Album below, click on song links to listen!
Twelve Shades of Night was recorded at Granada Studios in El Granada, CA. The studio is known for tracking a wide variety of music while specializing in acoustic instrument recording techniques that Granada Studios' engineers have developed through the years.
During 2009-2010, Stevan wrote 12 songs inspired by the 12 hours of night. A couple of these songs were remakes (My Wild Gypsy, Prayer, Malaguena) from previous albums. During the summer months, Stevan worked late nights crafting the pieces to form the new album and the new sound. With help from his friend, string arranger Sascha Jacobsen and the Musical Arts Quintet, the sound for the recording took shape. Sascha's distinct string arrangements played a very important part for the sound of this album. There were several other exceptional musicians that participated in the tracking: drummer Colin Douglas and palmas/cajon player Felix de Lola. Pleased with the tracking, Stevan mixed the songs over the course of a couple of weeks in the Fall. The album was mastered by Rainer Gembalczyk of Sienna Digital in Menlo Park.
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