This recording features Joel playing his own compostions. It is in a fusion of Jazz, Blues and Classical music that is Joel's unique style! Pizabeth Rides is a modern rag in rondo form. "Til The Morning Comes ( Bluews Impromptu) is a solo Jazz piece that incorporates two forms of music, The Blues and The Sonata Form. It can be purchased seperately in sheet music, as played on this recording, directly from Joel . ( www.joelperryguitar.com) Blue Invention is in the Baroque invention form ala Bach. Matthew Parrish Joins Joel on the Double Bass for this song. Joel then plays the well known Giuliani sonata for solo guitar exacly as he wrote it in the 1700's!
JOEL PERRY is one of the premier guitarists and musicians of our time. The list of artists he has performed and recorded with is a who’s who of the music world. Joel has performed in over fifteen countries and in venues including: Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Garden State Arts Center, The Rainbow Room, Windows on the World, U.S. Department of State tour of West Africa with blues artist Johnny Copeland, Hong Kong, many small clubs on the east coast including Trumpets, The Blue Note, Sounds of Brazil, The 55 Bar, Tramps and, The Famished Frog. Some of the artists that Joel Perry has performed with include Papa John Creach, Ruth Brown, Big Joe Turner, Lavern Baker, Joni Mitchel, Herb Ellis, Rosemary Clooney, Leslie Gore, Margaret Whiting, Eddie Fischer, James Cotton, Percy France, Leon Thomas, Jimmy Dawkins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Ken Peplowski and Al Hibbler. Amongst some of the artists he has recorded with are Johnny Copeland and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and he has three CD releases “Rainbow Skylight”, “Perry Airs” and “Sonata to the Blues”.
Reviews of Joel Perry include:
“He has a profound understanding of harmony and composition, an uncanny ability to perform a wide variety of musical styles and incorporate them into his own.”
Alison Bert, Guitar Review Magazine
“A smoking blues jam duet, exiting guitar pieces”
Diane Gordon, Acoustic Guitar Magazine
“Dazzling duo, delicate and precise music, beautiful”
Mike Healy, Buffalo Evening News
“A major artist, versatile songwriter, irresistible”
Kerry Regan, Chelsea Clinton News, NYC
Joel Perry also has an extensive educational background to compliment his performing and recording credentials. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Magna Cum Laude) and Masters Degree in Music Pedagogy from The University of Buffalo, Masters Degree in Performance from Jersey City State University, and a Summer Fellowship at Northwestern University.
He is also a member of the American Federation of Musicians, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the New Jersey Association of Jazz Educators, Music Educators National Conference, and American Choral Directors Association.