Walfredo Reyes Jr. ( Santana) Drums and Percussion
Alphonso Johnson, ( Weather Report) Electric and Upright bass
Dave Garfield. (George Benson) Keys and Piano
CD Sound Engineer: Bruce Sugar
CD Production: Cristina Abaroa
Recorded live at Westlake Studios . Los Angeles U.S.A., 2009 © Barcelona Music.
Style: Contemporary improvised music
Idiom: Instrumental Mediterranean latin guitar
Alphonso Johnson (Weather Report), Dave Garfield (George Benson) and Walfredo Reyes Jr (Santana) were enchanted by the compositions of an Australian Spanish composer on the other side of the world . “Discover what no worries on the Mediterranean can feel and you will also travel 12000 km to feel it,” states Alphonso Johnson when asked why attracted him to this musical concept.
This encounter has produced the live show and cd named Spanish Breezes-engineered by 2009 Grammy nominated Sugar Brown (Ringo Star) at the world famed West Lake Recording Studios in Los Angeles.
Thomas describes his compositions and live quartet sound as: “An intimate encounter with compositions that enjoy space, improvisation, breathing, time and groove. The perfect ingredients to make me feel good.”
Thomas Lorenzo Quartet.
Thomas Lorenzo. Composer, Spanish electric guitars. Spanish Breeze is his fourth solo CD. Playboy magazine describes him as ( Guitars in the pure state.. pleasures beyond the simple orgasm). In the past Professor at the Conservatory of the Liceo (Barcelona Spain) and at Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts. At present his music receives support for national and international tours by Spanish authorities as a nouveau value of Mediterranean culture.
Alphonso Johnson, Upright and electric bass.Santana, Weather Report, The Crusaders, Chuck Mangione, Quincy Jones, Lee Ritenour, Phil Collins amongst others. “Who’s Who” of jazz and fusion considers him as one of the top performers in the world on his instrument.
David Garfield. Piano and keyboard performs with George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck, Lee Ritenour and many others.
Walfredo Reyes Jr, Drums and percussion performs with Santana, Steve Winwood, Gloria Stefan, Elvis Costello amongst others.