Produced by two-time Grammy Award Winner, Paul Brown. Also featured on this album is Grammy Award winning Jazz Vocalist, the Legendary, Patti Austin.
“...When at the easel, I paint the music...when playing guitar, I compose the painting –” –AR
I firmly believe, and remain convinced, that emotion is the primary ingredient for inspiration (and visa versa). For the last decade I have concentrated the intensity of my focus to bringing this aspect (point) more prominently to the surface. And, to this end, devoted the majority of my time and effort to this aesthetic emotional impact, and, as well, how it might best be cross-pollinated to present the art and the music in the most stirring way possible. As I see it: the subject suggests the expression. While an artist’s observation will likely offer a myriad of choices to be considered, when the experience is strong enough, a particular expression reveals itself, and the artist is thus moved to follow the call - We are compelled to present the message via a painting, a musical composition, a sculpture, a poem, a film, a novel etc. --sometimes a combination of any or all-- and so it is for me..., sometimes it’s the painting... sometimes it’s the music... sometimes it’s both!