Albare - The Road Ahead CD (Mega Blowout Sale)

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Albare – guitar, synth guitar
Phil Tucio – piano
Yunior Terry – bass
Pablo Bencid – drums

“Australia continues to grow in every area of the arts and among those in the upper echelon of artists is Albare aka Albert Dadon. A man from many influences - born in Morocco, raised in France and Israel, Albare emigrated to Australia when he was 27 years old and since his arrival he has grown in public image and in reputation as one of their finest jazz guitarists and composers. There is something very fragrant about his Moroccan beginnings in the chordal flavor his music exudes. But his gifts as a jazz musician do not stop with his performance or his compositions. He also is an important [art of the cultural foundation of Australia: he is director of the Melbourne Jazz Festival and founder of the Australian Jazz Awards.
”-Grady Harp

"Airy and melodic throughout, it atmospherically embraces the fusion era of the 60s and 70s with grace, intelligence, mellifluous sinuousness, and a raft of influences ranging from Martino to Szabo to Metheny to Akkerman to Jan Schaeffer." - FAME, August 2013

"Albare's sextet of jazz musicians from all around the world complemented his unique playing perfectly, and left the capacity crowd utterly (Melbourne Recital Centre) frothing." - VULTURE Magazine, June 2013

"Modern jazz guitar in the United States has become somewhat predictable. Only a handful of artists are venturing post the accepted norms... Albare comes to us via Australia but brings an exciting if not eclectic mix of influences to the more mainstream lyrically oriented contemporary genre that is so prevalent in this country." - NOTJUSTJAZZ, July 2013 (USA)

"Albare's music recalls that of the Bulgarian guitarist Hristo Vitchev, who has coined the term "heartmony," which he defines as "the simultaneous combination of feelings and emotions, especially when produced by experiences, memories, and stimulations pleasing to the heart, body, and soul." This describes Albare's current offerings very well." - Jazztimes, October 2013

"Music by the group led by Albare Dadon is quite a bit more exciting than the work of fellow guitarist Earl Klugh on these two albums. But both recordings are good looks at work on the six-string instrument. Albare's "The Road Ahead" is a Pat Metheny-tinged look at world-music-flavored jazz done by a quartet." - Tribune Review, August 2013 (USA)

" really is like Wes Montgomery riding the space shuttle that'll take us to Mars." - Midwest Record Review, July 2013 (USA)

"... Albare spikes virtuosic guitar playing with a world of influences." - Capital Bop November 2012
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