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One 2 One
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Hughes has carved out an impressive career in the contemporary jazz arena. His first two albums, Between Dusk and Dreaming and Under One Sky, firmly established him as one of the foremost guitarists and composers in the ge... more »
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Hughes has carved out an impressive career in the contemporary jazz arena. His first two albums, Between Dusk and Dreaming and Under One Sky, firmly established him as one of the foremost guitarists and composers in the genre, perfectly blending his fluid and emotive guitar style into an exciting, melodic mix of Latin, Jazz and World Music compositions. After being picked as a winner in JAZZIZ Magazine's "Guitars On Fire" competition his subsequent recordings Straight To You, One 2 One, Shakin Not Stirred and Along the Way have received critical acclaim and major radio air play from coast to coast. With his sizzling fret work and infectious compositions the media are accurate in saying: "Both a great artist and an accessible one. His passion is so obvious, intense and contagious, that his audience shares it. Brian has received the SOCAN/BMI "Jazz & Instrumental Composer of the Year" Award six times from 1997 to 2006 and the title track from Shakin Not Stirred was featured on an episode of HBO s Sex and the City . Also well known for his 20 year parallel career performing and recording with world renowned vocalist Loreena McKennitt, Brian s skills as a musician (guitars, oud, bouzouki) and his production talents are evident on her current platinum recording An Ancient Muse , the concert DVD Nights From The Alhambra , filmed in Granada, Spain and her past seven multi-platinum recordings. Brian has just completed a 2007 World tour with McKennitt performing 83 concerts in 12 countries around the globe and has appeared with Loreena on the "Late Show" with David Letterman and received a Juno (Canadian Grammy) nomination as "Producer of the Year " for his work on the platinum selling Loreena McKennitt album The Visit . Brian has also Produced several international Platinum selling albums for Greek recording artists Evanthia Reboutsika, Yannis Kotsiras and Panayotis Kalantzopoulos including the soundtrack for A Touch of Spice the top grossing film in Greek cinema history. He has also accompanied Celtic music legends, The Chieftains, on several tours.
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An uplifting and energizing score from an amazing talent .
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Brian Hughes jass guitar is so smooth and, most importantly, uplifting in his arrangements. I find myself listen to his music every morning to get me energized in a smooth way. The latin percussion in some of the cuts mixed with his smooth style is an incredible sound that just makes you feel good. Brian is a world class artist and amazing talent I wish I had discovered long ago. If you like a smooth jazz guitar you will love this album. Thanks Brian for this great work. I am ordering more of his albums for sure."
firstname.lastname@example.org | SE USA | 12/09/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Why this guy is not world famous I have no clue. The music is dreamy jazz, with a latin undercurrent on some songs. Absolutely a five star rater. Listen once...you'll be hooked"
A great used buy.....
G. Bates | Rockford, IL USA | 10/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first saw Brian play live at Garden of Eden in Hollywood, CA. WOW..did I pick a good week to visit southern CA. At his live show, I bought his 2 most recent releases. Since that concert, I have been looking for other Hughes projects. I think this CD is best described as Brian Hughes blend of so many legendary guitarists but with his unique voice. I am happy to have picked this one up and I suspect if you appreciate great guitar jazz (with a little latin influence), you will be pleased."