Title - 'Orlando In Heaven'
Artist - Brian Tarquin & Company
For those not in the know, multi-Emmy award winning producer/composer Brian Tarquin is an American multi-Emmy Award winning guitarist/composer and producer of the Guitar Masters Series featuring Jeff Beck, Steve Vai, Jimmy Page, Santana, BB King and Joe Satriani.
Also known for his work as a smooth jazz artist and a music composer receiving 3 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series and also received Emmy nominations in 2001, 2002 and 2004. Indeed, Tarquin has sold more than 150,000 albums through his career in the USA.
Now Brian Tarquin brings forth a very special project featuring an incredible cast of musical virtuosos playing their hearts out for the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando FL! [On June 12th, 2016, Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard, killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a terrorist attack/hate crime inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, United States.]
Tarquin composed and produced each of these 11 tracks and displays his own guitar prowess alongside such world-class players as guitar icon Larry Coryell (his final recordings before his passing earlier this year), Chris Poland of Megadeth, Hal Lindes of Dire Straits, Tony Franklin, Phil Naro and more!
1. 'Orlando in Heaven' (Feat. Phil Naro & Hal Lindes)
2. 'Madame Shanghai' (Feat. Bobby Baldwin)
3. 'Pulse 49' (Feat. Larry Coryell & Phil Naro)
4. 'Hustle & Hassle' (Feat. Chris Poland)
5. 'Metropolis' (Feat. Larry Coryell)
6. 'Kinda Sorta' (Feat. Mike Stern & Denny Jiosa)
7. 'La Noche' (Feat. Will Ray)
8. 'She Used to Be a Lady' (Feat. Bobby Baldwin)
9. 'Tropical Trail' (Feat. Tony Franklin)
10. 'Jacob's Ladder' (Feat. Hal Lindes)
11. 'Orlando in Heaven (Instrumental)' (Feat. Hal Lindes)
As June 12th, 2017 marks the one year anniversary of this tragedy, Tarquin's vision of bringing together a supergroup of musicians to not only create a musical remembrance to those lost, but also at the same time allow their families left behind to know that they are not forgotten by the community is above and beyond the call of duty.
Every track here is poignant, vibrant, upbeat and heartfelt. The musicianship is top notch, as is to be fully expected, and the whole musical project is a true gem of a gift to those aforementioned. More so, in fact, as a portion of the proceeds from this release will go to Catholic Charities; who provide case management and support services for those victims and aforementioned family members.