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Al Garcia

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Born in Newark, NJ, Al began playing the bass guitar at the age of 13. He was influenced early on by Jack Bruce and Felix Papalardi, two bass visionaries who helped expand the role of the bass guitar in rock music. His musical horizons were broadened to include Jazz, Classical, and Indian music after hearing John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Later on, the music of Allan Holdsworth inspired Alfred to take up the electric guitar as a means of expressing another side of his musical persona. Other influences on his playing include the music of J.S. Bach, Charlie Parker, Bela Bartok, Eric Johnson, Jaco Pastorious, Jeff Berlin, Brand X, ELP, Yes and pianist Bill Evans. Al has performed and recorded many types of music

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Stephan Thelen with Fractal Guitar 2, Steve Hunt from his album Connections, Al Garcia, Igor Willcox and much more

Read "Stephan Thelen with Fractal Guitar 2, Steve Hunt from his album Connections, Al Garcia, Igor Willcox and much more" reviewed by Len Davis


The latest release from Stephan Thelen Fractal Guitar 2, Steve Hunt from Connections and music from Melbourne Jazz Funk band Pickpocket from their latest Refraction —also Al Garcia and Igor Willcox. Playlist Stephan Thelen “Cosmic Krautrock" from Fractal Guitar 2 (Moonjune) 00:00 Steve Hunt “Now's The Time" from Connections (Spice Rack) 07:53 Al Garcia ...

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New and recent releases, plus live recordings

Read "New and recent releases, plus live recordings" reviewed by Len Davis


New music from pianist Steve Hunt, New York bassist Al Garcia and Sweden's Derupeto. Playlist Steve Hunt “Connections" from Connections (Spice Rack) 00:00 Al Garcia “Between Worlds" from Between Worlds (Self Produced) 08:03 Roger Burn “Clusters Last Stand" from Trilogy a Tribute to Roger Burn (Blue Canoe) 15:52 Derupeto “Bahia" from Derupeto (Noble Records) ...

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New releases in progressive rock

Read "New releases in progressive rock" reviewed by Len Davis


The latest release from Lyle Workman Uncommon Measures, Al Garcia Between Worlds, Eric G Project Impressions, Marcus Klossek Electric Trio and an old favourite from Sonar featuring David Torn. Playlist Lyle Workman “Unsung Hero" from Uncommon Measures (Blue Canoe) 00:00 Lyle Workman “North Star" from Uncommon Measures (Blue Canoe) 09:00 Al Garcia “First Light" ...

Album

Tampering with Nature

Label: Wandlar Productions
Released: 2014

Album

Make It So

Label: Independent Records
Released: 2002
Track listing: Make It So; On Cloud Ten; The Unexpected Answer; The Heart of the Matter; Menuet; Communique; Harmonic Sketch #1; Driving Through Krystal Town; Natural Knowledge; Journey to the Center of the Earth; A Bird in the Hand/Mosaic; Once Upon a Dream.

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Al Garcia: Make It So

Read "Make It So" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins


Hard-hitting, well-executed fusion from a promising new voice. The arrival of CDs which feature one individual playing most of the instruments tends to give chills to reviewers. Fortunately, Al Garcia breaks the mold by crafting inventive, appealing arrangements that utilize all the sounds he has on hand to good effect. He is a member of the ...


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