MP3 Charles Gatschet - Step Lightly
Kansas City jazz guitarist, Gatschet, takes you on a breathtaking musical ride from bebop to Braziliana on his new CD "Step Lightly."
10 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Mainstream Jazz, JAZZ: Contemporary Jazz
Kansas City guitarist, composer, Charles Gatschet''s new CD, Step Lightly, takes you on a musical journey that you will find yourself returning to time and time again. Featuring the artistry of Ali Ryerson-flute, Greg Gisbert-trumpet, Ken Walker and Mark Simon-bass and Paul Romaine-drums.
"It isn''t just the the artistry of Gatschet''s seductive guitar; it''s the way he has selected the classics and arranged them to fall into place with his original compositions. Listen to "Step Lightly" and you''ll find a release that can be listened to tune-by-tune or straight through as Gatschet has taken his keen focus and wrapped up the package with the whole sound in mind. Fast or slow, new or classic - there is a sound for everyone on "Step Lightly."
Allen Beeson - Jazz Ambassador Magazine
"Charles'' interdisciplinary perspective is drawn from the mix of bebop, blues, country and Braziliana plus ethnic idioms from India, Indonesia and South America - opening doors to fascinating instrumental sounds and time concepts, giving strength to Charles'' use of total flexibility. In short, Charles celebrates the metaphoric mindset, which governs emotions, intuition and creative consciousness, connecting the pipeline to jazz composition and improvisation. To this writer, every cell of Charles'' body feels and dances to the glow of the music."
Dr. Herb Wong - Step Lightly liner notes