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David Joel


Since seeing Yellow Submarine on TV at the age of 9, my life has been all about the music. I picked up the guitar immediately and played in a number of bands, took private instruction, and generally pursued my passion throughout my teenage years. When I turned 18, I realized that I had to learn more in a formal environment if I was going to pursue music more seriously and with greater understanding and focus. I enrolled at Berklee College of Music in 1982 and graduated in 1986 with a Bachelors Degree in Jazz Composition and Arranging and Music Education. At Berklee I learned the value of self-discipline, music theory, ear training, arranging, composition, and many other areas of music


Spiral Sky

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2007
Track listing: The Dance Of Life; Eastern Truth; Western Lies; As It May End; The Star-Spangled Gospel; Spiral Sky; Little Bear Prelude; Little Bear; Other Side Of The Sun.


Article: Album Review

David Joel: Spiral Sky

Read "Spiral Sky" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

It is much harder to recognize the inherent merit of any work when one has a bias against its form. Despite Spiral Sky's fusion stance, however, guitarist David Joel has created a musical opus of extreme beauty. Each piece is like a well-crafted short story, with the ability to invoke a whole gamut of thoughts and ...


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