Gil Parris | A Certain Beauty

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A Certain Beauty

by Gil Parris

Grammy-nominated guitar virtuoso known for his special blend of Blues, Jazz, Rock and Smooth Jazz. Passionate melodies combined with timeless guitar work.With Guest Stars;Chris Botti,David Sanborn,Randy Brecker,Will Lee,Gloria Loring,Bob Baldwin.
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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1. It's A Lie (feat. Chris Botti)
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2. Lost Without You (feat. Gloria Loring)
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3. Together Again
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4. Black To Blue
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5. Ibiza (feat. Bob Baldwin)
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6. One Summer
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7. If It Feels Good (feat. David Mann)
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8. The Long Goodbye
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9. The Duck Walk (feat. Randy Brecker)
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10. Tears Of Goodbye (feat. Eric Alexander)
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11. Sugarman
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12. When Love Was New-Remix
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13. There Was A Time
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14. Like An Old Friend (feat. David Sanborn)
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15. Ain't No Sunshine-Live
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Grammy-Nominated guitar virtuoso is known for his special blend of Blues, Jazz, Rock and Smooth Jazz.He has recorded and toured both as a solo artist and sideman with major artists like Dr.John, Blood, Sweat and Tears, David Mann, Billy Vera, Toni Braxton to name just a few. Some of Gil's career highlights include...

-Seen On NBC's THE TODAY SHOW, BET's "Studio Jams",The YES Network, The Food Network and on the national DVD release"Masters of the Stratocaster" !
-Has had # 1 Song(s) on MUSIC CHOICE
-Has A Hot Licks Artist Video
-The Gil Parris Model Signature Guitar (Reverend) was named "One of the Coolest Artist Signature Guitars of All-Time"by Guitar Player Magazine
-Has acclaimed DVD out now with Paul Shaffer, Bernie Williams, Randy Brecker, David Mann...hosted by Carolyn Kepcher !

"You'll be blown away by his mind-boggling blend of Jazz, Blues and Rock" Guitar Player

"Parris is an absolute monster of the guitar- lyrically, technically, sensitively. His finesse bending tones and contouring the dynamics throughout his lines truly gave the sense that he is speaking thru the notes!" Jazz Improv


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The Gil Parris Vibration
A friend of mine, (who's opinion on good music I hold in high regard) recommended that I look at Gil Parris's work for inspiration on melody and strength in passionate playing. Upon downloading Gil Parris's 'A Certain Beauty', I was immediately hooked into what seemed like an intensely emotional journey. I'm impressed by his delicate and deliberate phrasing and his fruitful musical vocabulary. The opening track 'It's a Lie' was anything but that. It was filled with almost painful truth in his playing -- and Botti's meloncholy trumpet only fanned the fire. When I listened to 'There Was a Time' I found Gil's phrasing, along with Dave Mann's-- to be haunting, mysterious and sexy. And if I were to pick a favorite track... it would have to be the duet 'Black to Blue'. The melody and message was powerful to me. There were moments of space and rhyme that fit the theme of the tune... an unfinished love story. Don't we all have one of those? With a weeping guitar and enchanting licks of genius, I became a Gil Parris fan for life. If you're interesed in sincere and emotional guitar playing- buy this album. I plan on going to see him live soon. ( The friend who referred Gil, said that his live playing makes you feel like a voyeur because he goes to such a personal place when he plays. Cool!) Enjoy!