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"Beyond the Borders"
In this recording James has created a unique blend of musical arrangements using styles and instruments from various traditions. The songs on this CD are taken from around the world and include Latin rhythms, Flamenco and Gypsy, and American Jazz. Ranging from Miles Davis to the Beatles to Django Reinhardt, this global mixture celebrates musical diversity and freedom.
"Upon receiving James Moody’s Beyond the Borders I was pleasantly surprised to see the different directions this guitarist was taking, from a re-working of Wes Montgomery’s Road Song through a sweet rendition of Samba Pa Ti, James is comfortably in command. A pleasure to listen to all the way through!!!"
Sal Maffettone, KMMT-Jazz
"James Moody does wonders with the acoustic guitar. Whether it's straight-ahead, contemporary, Latin. Beyond the Borders has it all."
Russ Borris, Music Director WBJB-FM
Beyond the Borders was #1 for three weeks straight and in the WBJB Jazz Top-Ten for more than two months.
Beyond the Borders features:
•Steve Reid: Percussionist - Supertramp, the Rippingtons
•Gary Herbig: Tenor Saxophone and flutes - Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Barbara Streisand, George Benson, Van Halen, Elvis Presley, Jose Feliciano Quincy Jones. Gary is the clarinet soloist on the popular opening theme song for “Cheers” T.V. show.
•Albert Wing: Flute - Frank Zappa, George Benson, Larry Carlton, Diana Ross.
•Ambrose Splescia: Tenor saxophone - Various television and radio sound tracks.
•Mikel Allen: Bass - Record's and performs with some of Europe's top musical artists.
•John Palos: Hammond B-3 Organ - Plays piano, organ, and various keyboard instruments with Jazz groups throughout Southern California.
Amazon.com customer comments:
"Heart Pounding Reach Out and Grab You By the Soul Fabulous! This new artist gives jazz music a new and vibrant shade. This music is fresh It is new and original!"
"Exquisitely tasty Jazz with a Latin tinge. James Moody plays lyrical, passionate solos. This is a sweet sounding CD that crosses boundaries of style and genre."
"A coming star. A great guitarist with lots of feeling for his work. Can't wait for his next record!"
Once again, James Moody has put together an album that renders the joys of creativity, imagination, and spirit. This compilation of original tunes integrates an eclectic mix of rhythms and sounds – cool Blues, smooth Jazz, sizzling Latin, electric and acoustic – that breaks through the confines of the conventional and sends one’s musical spirit to flight. There are no dull moments in “Kite Hill”, and just as the title suggests, this album is as spontaneous and surprising as the wind.
Kite Hill features:
Justo Almario: Tenor Saxaphone - Linda Rondstadt, Queen Latifah, Placido Domingo, Chaka Khan, Tito Puente
Ricky Lawson: Drums - Michael Jackson, Steely Dan, Phil Collins, Al Jarreau, Anita Baker, Chet Atkins
Ray Yslas: Percussion - Stevie Wonder, the Backstreet Boys, Chris Isaak, Christina Aguilera, Willie Nelson
Chris Trujillo: Percussion - Tom Petty, The Black Crowes, Rod Stewart, Toto, Diana Ross
Dave Derge: Drums - The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Larry Carlton, Cannonball Adderly, Shawn Colvin
Adam Cohen: Bass - Ray Charles, Engelbert Humperdinck, Connie Stevens, Ernie Watts, John Klemmer
Steve Weingart: Piano - Chaka Khan, Warren Hill, Robben Ford, Eric Marienthal, Ernie Watts
Guillermo Guzmán: Bass - Aretha Franklin, Billy Preston, Stephen Stills, Jose Feliciano, The Beach Boys
Elliott Caine: Trumpet - Beck, The Beastie Boys, Tierra
Mark Stephens: Hammond B3 - Josh Groban, Chaka Khan, Sheena Easton