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Larger Prey

by Gene Hilbert

A Brand New Release by Gene Hilbert. Experience the long awaited follow up to "The Dark Horse". This CD is guaranteed to remain in permanent rotation on your play list or CD player.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz-Rock
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1. Brass Monkey
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2. Morning 20
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3. Mucheye Sea
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4. Life Is Short
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5. Boogeyman
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6. Make It Certain
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7. March To Baghdad
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8. Just A Little
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9. Talk To Me
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10. Larger Prey
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11. Solace
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The combination of Gene's guitar and vocals, produce a dynamic extraordinarily charismatic performance.
Audiences enthusiastically display both amazement and respect for this uniquely talented entertainer.
Performing: Classic Rock & Blues; Motown Soul; R&B; and Jazz Standards

Forty years of experience in the performing arts including recording projects and theoretical studies. Six off Broadway musicals, thousands of live performances ranging from solo, to full symphonic productions. Gene is in a category far beyond those of mortal chord bangers. He as performed in landmark theaters, resorts, country clubs, and smoke filled taverns from Goose Rocks Beach Me. to Fort Zachary Taylor, Key West, Fl. With influences ranging from Mozart, to Zappa, Gene's compositional and performance skills are exceptional. The combination of his guitar and vocals, produce an extraordinary dynamic, and charismatic performance. Audiences enthusiastically display both amazement and respect for this uniquely talented entertainer. Studio & label owner Dark Horse Productions & Schitty Records

A newly released CD titled "Larger Prey" is self produced, engineered, written, arranged, and all instruments and vocals are performed entirely by Gene. This musical work truly defines the artist's undeniable talents.


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Rodz

Larger Prey - A masterclass in quality!
I first discovered Gene Hilbert's music on the web and became hooked by the sheer quality of his work; harmonic expertise, soulful arrangements, stunning guitar playing and charismatic vocals. Larger Prey is the kind of cd that raises music to a new level. There are 8 instrumental tracks and 4 with vocals. The compositional skills and the ability to convey emotion shines throughout this cd. I was particularly impressed by the use of percussion which shaped and characterized the songs, the bass lines were beautifully crafted and the fusion of jazz/progressive rock along with a sprinkling of world music created the most amazing sounds. I have often been bored by showy guitarists and their over-exuberance. Gene Hilbert's playing however oozes quality with just the right level of flamboyance and well-placed audacity, coupled with smooth, enticing arrangements and harmonies. His vocal performances are tonally engaging and could charm the birds out of the trees. My favorite tracks include the stunning and haunting Mucheye Sea, the uplifting Boogeyman, the captivating and inspiring Larger Prey and the dramatic masterpiece, Sun To Follow. I have listened to the cd in its entirety several times over and there isn't one track that fails to both impress and entertain. This cd is a great investment; the songs are timeless and there is more to discover with each and every listen. I would certainly recommend this to any discerning music lover.

RadioIndy.com

Congratulations on GrIndie Award
RadioIndy is proud to present Gene Hilbert a GrIndie Award for their CD Larger Prey." A GrIndie Award is RadioIndy's stamp of approval that this CD is an excellent quality CD. Please join us in congratulating this artist on this accomplishment.

love and peace---jd

gene hilbert rocks!
When I heard the first sounds of gene's "larger prey" opening track, 'brass monkey', i knew i was in for a wild ride. and a wild ride i had. it sounds like the 'monkey's' arrangement is part congo and part big band (i.e. the brass monkey - or that's my take.) the guitar solo at 2:00 or so is stellar, with the "horns" giving it a sort of 'chicago' feel. the ending is as wild as the the intro.

morning 20 is full of different pops and zings and zipps with a centered synth melody, then in come the sounds of the brass - ah, a concept album? morning 20 is a sort of melodious jag that keeps reminding you of it's interesting sounds and supporting cast. definately a keeper!

all i can say about mucheye sea is that from first to last moment, it has been a favorite song of mine - the words and vocals just get me, or i get them. with it's carribean sound and bigger than life leads- and again - those vocals, which had me at 'mucheye'.

life is short actually sounds to me like a journey. stepping toward a different level of music, a broader arrangement every musical verse. it keeps building and building like there's no tomorrow (i.e. life is short!)I really like this song, just because it's good music. no insight, 'cept life is short.

boogeyman just sits you right up and makes no beans about it - this is stand up and dance boogiewoogieblues in it's best form with terrific guitar work all the way through, layer upon layer of gene hilbert guitar magic.

Make it certain starts out as an anthem of high quality darkhorse storybook instrumentals. then self backed vocals step in to take on , not take over, the song - a mini drama in and of itself. with a kind of arabian feel, this song explodes at 2:19 with a strong baseline and powerful lyrics - a-typical vocals for gene - a balance of spoken word and singing
then a slip into gene's signature guitar licks.

the iraqi war helped to create a long line of music either for the war or against - but march to baghdad was just that - a modern day march sic: john phillips sousa without the humour. this song starts with a thumpin bass that bowls over the intro, and then come the screaming guitars like jets flying overhead til finally it's done - the march is over because the war (hasn't been won - maybe it's just begun?) but this is a song about one specific part of that war - the march, and it sounds like it.

i just love this little happy song - it's got a step to it that i picture as being a happy kind of guy off from work, maybe he gets into a little trouble on the way home, but the rest of his walk home is just fine...just a little (or who knows, maybe he gets just a little).

Gene took Talk To Me from word to melody to all the instrumentation in the arrangement and produced a contemporary pop song that highlights gene's deep voice, and his mighty guitar. it's hard to talk about a g.h. song and not talk about his wonderful way with the electric guitar - he's a phenomenal guitarist and shows some of his sweet licks here.

larger prey has a quality all on its' own - not a different genre nor a different strong suit (eguitar)but a song within a song. there are many things going on here that one listen will hardly be enough. it got crying guitar, circling around the bass and drums - holding them hostage - caged. great hook(s) on either end of the song as it unfolds itself.

Solace sets the mood for a kind of nightclub, jazz bar experience. with the bass pulling in the synth directing the song until the guitar comes in. then back again this is sweet, laid back bass at its' best.

starting from one massive movement of electric thrashing without the distortion, to calming down to a slower forefront (all the while keeping up the fingerplay that moves this great song in the background)- this is great rock, great vox, beside mucheye sea, this is vocally and lyrically my next favorite.

great all over production from an already great artist with a huge following. gene- hats off to you and to anyone who wants about an hour of pure excitement!

Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team

Terrific album featuring a fusion of classic rock, jazz, and blues
Seasoned performer Gene Hilbert’s latest release, “Larger Prey,” is a collection of original music fused with classic rock, jazz, and blues. A one-man show, Hilbert not only is the vocalist and guitarist but also has creatively performed every other instrument. The album’s high-quality production is heard in each track, and each track is arranged with excellent distinction between instruments and vocals. Subtle bell sounds and horns complement the razor sharp guitar on “Morning 20.” Harmonic guitars highlight the moving piece “March to Baghdad” as it takes on a sound of its own. Vocals are low and clean while the harmonies are perfectly layered on “Talk To Me.” Hilbert has taken different musical styles and has compiled a wonderful selection of songs with powerful guitar melodies. “Larger Prey” is a guitar driven album that is well worth hearing, especially for listeners who enjoy Joe Satriani or Santana.

JimBo

"Larger Prey"
“Larger Prey” is thick, as well as fluid. From “Brass Monkey’s” exquisitely arranged huge sound to the high-flying solos, this album immediately grabs you!….(Igwe Malmsteen be damned!)! The melodically percussive “Morning 20” gives you a FAT, FULL orchestra with a hauntingly ethereal spirit. Then Gene changes everything with “Boogeyman”…a straight-up boo’g’ey woo’g’ey flip of country space. All of this only leads to a twisting, turning, barrage of sonic bliss. Here, ”Make It Certain” melds medieval modals into blistering leads. All would be replete except for a missing march. Gene doesn’t disappoint…the patriotic tribute of ‘March To Baghdad’ blends ancient beats into modern sacrifice. And then, here comes the jazziest jazz you’ve ever let slide. Beautiful melodic harmonies, interspersed with the occasional savant crashes…an a-sexual lyric then drives “Talk to Me” into masculine pride. Back to what I was speaking of earlier…THICK AND FLUID! Here we go!…another sonic voyage! Suddenly it’s tribal!?! Good GOD, what just happened??? Gene’s “Larger Prey“! That’s what just happened! “Larger Prey” takes you on to solace and sunshine. And now, his mellow jazz tones are simply too tasty and make me want to reeeeeeeeelax . How can one man dooooo… all of this?...>...................................................................................>...............>...................................................................................>...............>...................................................................Stay Tuned!....................>.................................................>................................................................There’s More!!

Carol

A Must Have!
I'm not a musician but I know great music when I hear it.

Right from the first energetic track "Brass Monkeys" you know your in for a treat!

Here is a Master of his craft ,performing at this best, with Rock and Blues.

The Haunting Melody of "Life's to Short" takes your mind on a Spiritual journey, truly a

song you can enjoy on many levels .

"Boogieman" is a cool boogie woogie Blues tune, with a killer guitar lead, that will have you up and dancing in no time!

One of my personal favors is "Marching to Baghdad", with some of the most awesome

guitar harmonies I've ever heard, Gene lets his talent shine on this one!

"Mucheye Sea" another one I could listen to over and over with it's gorgeous vocals,

is like floating in a magical dream world,

Along with the cool ballet of "Talk with Me" with Joyce Davis emotional lyrics, this one will

warm the heart.

Ever song on this excellent CD is a treat to listen to, and if your not you really missing out on something very special!

First class .. Five Stars .. you can't go wrong with Gene Hilbert!

Carol

A Must Have!
I'm not a musician but I know great music when I hear it.

Right from the first energetic track "Brass Monkeys" you know your in for a treat!

Here is a Master of his craft ,performing at this best, with Rock and Blues.

The Haunting Melody of "Life's to Short" takes your mind on a Spiritual journey, truly a

song you can enjoy on many levels .

"Boogieman" is a cool boogie woogie Blues tune, with a killer guitar lead, that will have you up and dancing in no time!

One of my personal favors is "Marching to Baghdad", with some of the most awesome

guitar harmonies I've ever heard, Gene lets his talent shine on this one!

"Mucheye Sea" another one I could listen to over and over with it's gorgeous vocals,

is like floating in a magical dream world,

Along with the cool ballet of "Talk with Me" with Joyce Davis emotional lyrics, this one will

warm the heart.

Ever song on this excellent CD is a treat to listen to, and if your not you really missing out on something very special!

First class .. Five Stars .. you can't go wrong with Gene Hilbert!