Friday, March 26, 2021

New Music From Guitarists Extraordinaire Gerald Gradwohl, Robert Jurjendal and Carl Verheyen

Arriving April 16th is the new studio album from jazz-fusion guitarist Gerald Gradwohl. The album is titled "Episode 6," and features eight brand new tracks, beginning with a short hard rock guitar driven instrumental titled "Viking," which looks to set the stage for what's to come. The Gerald Gradwohl Group continues with the high-energy jazz movement of "Let's Talk," which introduces you to the other members of the band with some brief solo spots. The band jam together on the nearly eight-minute, modern progressive rock sound of "K-Log," while "Longing For Home" displays a mellow, more melodic side to their jazz-fusion music. The Gerald Gradwohl Group head toward the close of this album with the funk-infused rhythm of "Jabo" and the flowing, ambient soundscape of "Positive Grid." To find out more about the Gerald Gradwohl Group and their latest release "Episode 6," please visit gradwohl.at.

Fellow guitarist Robert Jurjendal recently released his fourth solo effort titled "Water Finds A Way." It features fourteen new instrumental tracks, beginning with the the elegant, sweeping melody of "Trust" and the fragile, gentle touch of "Morning Land." Robert tells a story through his music, as in "Hikers," with the music taking you on a sonic path to a new destination. His music simply relaxes you with the beautiful harmonic tones of "For The Bees" and "On The Border Of Sleep," while also shifting different emotions with the moody feel of "Before And Now." Robert Jurjendal finishes his new album with the classical sounding "AIR" and the closing, seven-minute, ambient touch of "Everything Goes On." To find out more about Robert Jurdendal and his latest release "Water Finds A Way," please visit robertjyrjendal1.bandcamp.com.

Lastly, we have the new album from guitar virtuoso Carl Verheyen (Supertramp) titled "Sundial." The idea of the album came about during the shutdown of 2020 and features ten songs that find Carl displaying his talents in many different musical genres. The album begins with the contemporary rock of the title track "Sundial," which carries an addictive, uplifting chorus that starts the album off on a positive note. Next, come the hard rocking instrumental "Kaningie," which allows Carl to just let loose on the guitar. The blues come shining through on the mellow tones of "Clawhammer Man," along with the wonderful, inspirational true story of "Garfunkel (It Was All Too Real)." He brings the energy up to an eleven with his ska/reggae cover of The Rascals' "People Got To Be Free," before wrapping up his new album with the country/rock flow of "Michelle's Song" and the beautiful, short instrumental melody reprise of "Sundial Slight Return." To find out more about Carl Verheyen and his latest release "Sundial," please visit facebook.com/CarlVerheyenOfficial.

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