Buckle up for a wild ride through this joyous cascade of sound. Buffalo, New York-based jazz guitarist Mike Smiarowski delights in blindingly fast solos. Of special note in this collection is "I'm A Man," Mike's fiery ode to Chicago guitarist Terry Kath and drummer Danny Seraphine. This track made it to the 61st Grammys for consideration in the Rock Category. Simultaneously, “Sunny” was placed on Official Ballot of the 61st Grammys for consideration in the Jazz Category – a tremendous crossover achievement!
Mike Smiarowski Takes Manhattan – Volume 3
Live in New York - Solo, Duets, & TrioEmotions pour out of Mike’s guitar reflecting very spiritual feelings not only technical but emotional, reaching “Beyond the Clouds” all the way to “Heaven.” On this CD, Mike performs an original improvised electric guitar solo, “Images of Spain,” that is divided into five movements which send you on a movie score-like visit filled with many emotions and images to evoke touring old Spain.
Jay Bania: Electric rhythm guitar on tracks 1 & 7, Bass guitar on track 8
Jeff Hollister: Drums on track 8
Recorded live at various performances in New York
Recorded and engineered by Paul Gworek (Unk)
Mastered by Lane Gibson at Lane Gibson Recording and Mastering, Charlotte, VT
Art direction and design by A. Michelle and Al Gomes
Loving thanks to my mother, Helen - I couldn't have created all of my music without your help! Words can't describe my gratitude!!
Also special thanks to my brother Kyle, for all of his support!!
Thanks to Paul Gworek (Unk), Robert Gworek (Paco), Chris Mazur.
Thanks to the group Chicago for their continuous musical inspiration - past and present.
Thanks to Al Gomes and A. Michelle at Big Noise for their continued assistance in exposing my many different ‘Musical Fantasies’ to the world!
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