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Al Garcia

Al Garcia, an Exceptionally Good Multi-Instrumentalist

AL GARCIA: AN EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST by Angel Romeo (www.progressiverockcentral.com) Tampering with Nature is the latest release by indie progressive music artist Al Garcia. The exciting composer and multi-instrumentalist dominates guitars and bass, and also plays drums and percussion as well. Tampering with Nature combines the best of jazz fusion, progressive rock, classical, gu... »

Al Garcia: All Things Must Converge

Al Garcia: All Things Must Converge (Review)

California’s multi-instrumentalist Al Garcia returns with his third release All Things Must Converge, an exciting jazz-fusion outing that shows off his more than capable skills on guitar, bass, drums, guitar synth, and various percussion. From the opening cut Labyrinth, you can quickly tell Garcia’s love for all things Allan Holdsworth. The arrangements have that late 70’s/early ... »

Al Garcia: Alternate Realities

Al Garcia: Alternate Realities (Guitar Player Magazine Review)

Guitar Player Magazine Reviewer: Barry Cleveland Review Date: March 2007 Al Garcia Alternate Realities Al Garcia plays acoustic and electric guitars, guitar synthesizer, bass, hand percussion, and even some trap drums on this self-recorded and produced album. The music falls squarely into the jazz-rock-fusion category, with obvious Allan Holdsworth and Jeff Berlin influences throughout. But, while... »

Al Garcia: Alternate Realities

Al Garcia: Alternate Realities (Dutch Progressive Page Review)

And again! What? An album arrives out of the blue from a guy (or band) I’ve never heard of before, and one I really should have heard of. Al Garcia is the latest in this trend. Now I have to say that reading some of the comments about Al’s playing prior to listening to the album I was somewhat sceptical. A guy who plays guitar like Allan Holdsworth and bass like Jeff Berlin, surely thi... »

Al Garcia: Alternate Realities

Al Garcia: Alternate Realities (Prognaut.com Review)

Alternate Realities is my first exposure to the music of Al Garcia, and his second release. I haven’t had the pleasure of listening to his debut but I can tell you that Al Garcia is going to be a household name within the fusion genre. He is one of the more proficient multi-instrumentalists I’ve had the pleasure of hearing. Al Garcia also has musicians to help flesh out his instrumental compositio... »

Al Garcia: Alternate Realities

Al Garcia: Alternate Realities Proggnosis Review

This is the second cd I have had the pleasure of reviewing by Al Garcia, and trust me when I say, that Al Garcia needs to be heard by todays hardcore fusion fans, Al is a very proficient musician both as a bassist and guitarist, yet most notable of his talents are his innate imaginative compositions, which demand technical excellence, which are delivered not only by Al Garcia, but a supporting cas... »

Al Garcia: Alternate Realities

Al Garcia: Alternate Realities JazzReview.com Review

Al Garcia has long been at the front in mixing various intricate jazz styles for guitar performance. His original compositions reflect his innate ability to create unusual jazz motifs for a contemporary jazz setting. There are nine songs on this fine CD. The songs include Alternate Realities, Turning Point, The Red Queen’s Race, Secret Correspondences, Materia Prima, Three of a Kind, The Ple... »

Al Garcia: Alternate Realities

Al Garcia: Alternate Realities SeaOfTranquility.com Review

Taking influences from guitarist Allan Holdsworth and bassist Jack Bruce — not to mention artists as disparate as Charlie Parker and Yes — California-based multi-instrumentalist Al Garcia has recorded a second album of progressive, jazz and space rock sprinkled with bursts of electronic, Latin and cinematic music. It’s really almost too much to digest, but Garcia brilliantly paces the (almost) all... »

Al Garcia: Alternate Realities

Al Garcia: Alternate Realities JazzWorldQuest Review

A brilliant composer and guitar player, Al Garcia released what we can call an excellent example of jazz rock oriented fusion although the material on the CD goes beyond narrow classifications. Unexpected and stimulating, the music on Alternate Realities is a journey through the universe of jazz rock and progressive fusion blended by a master musician. From monumental compositions, lighting guitar... »

Al Garcia

Make It So

An Abstractlogix.com favorite, fusion bassist Al Garcia has successfully merged classical, jazz and rock elements on this brilliant record. A diverse pallet full of tonal and textural colors has been created by this wonderful player. »

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