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Straight to You
Brian Hughes
Straight to You
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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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 ge...  more »

      
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All Artists: Brian Hughes
Title: Straight to You
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sylvan House Music
Release Date: 9/17/1996
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Jazz Fusion, Smooth Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724387758728

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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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CD Reviews

Brian Hughes is the best keep secret in Jazz today
07/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If any one reads this, you must investigate Brian Hughes; he's almost worth emmigrating to Toronto for. This Cd is the perfect start to becoming one of small legion of loyal fans. Quality production and performance while varying the style of each cut keeps the CD fresh and invigorating. Part Metheny, a touch of Wes, a few Rippington riffs, but mostly his own wonderful style. Buy this and you'll be hooked, you won't be dissappointed."
Nicely done.
08/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Definitely has a Pat Methany influence. Nicely done. Excellent material. After listening to a couple of cuts, I'm sold. Nicely done Mr. Brian Hughes."
Straight to me by accident!
Frank M. Squire, III | PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL USA | 04/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I had ordered another album and received Brian Hughes' "Straight to You" instead.Jazzy, melodic, and eclectic, it rapidly went to near the top of my "like list" I'm buying more of his albums! Keep up the good work, Brian!"