Spirit Crossing is a wonderful blend of acoustic guitars and percussion with a few added elements of pop, light rock and jazz. It has a lot of textures and is so easy and fun to listen to! It would be perfect to listen to on a road trip, the drive to and from work, while making supper or while enjoying a soft glass of wine after dinner. It has been described as the ultimate chill album. It's fun too!! The recording features stellar performances by Jay Umble on guitar, Jamey Haddad - international percussionist, JD Walter - international vocalist, Andy Alonso - bass, Mike Bitts - bass, Steve Meashey - acoustic bass and Andy Roberts - piano and synth. Bios: Jay Umble: He has studied with guitarists Pat Martino and Joe Diorio. He is a writer for Mel Bay Publications with several instructional books/CD's to his credit and is published around the world. He is on the music faculty of Susquehanna University and Bucknell University. It has been said that he is a modern, abstract guitarist forging his own musical path. He currently tours with his modern, eclectic band, String Theory. Jamey Haddad: He performs all over the world with such artists as Dave Liebman, Paul Simon, The Paul Winter Consort and Carly Simon. He is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to South India. He also teaches two World Music courses at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Jamey is a very in-demand musician. JD Walter: JD has been compared to jazz vocal great Nat Cole, Milton Nascimento and Betty Carter. He is respected in the industry world wide and has worked with Randy Brecker, Billy Hart, Tim Warfield, Nicholas Payton and many others. He is constantly on tour around the globe.
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