In The Storm
Del Rosario's influences were George Benson, Earth Wind & Fire and
Stan Getz. Del Rosario studied guitar under Elroy Jones (mentor of
Stanley Jordan). He has played for over 20 years on the west coast as
both a studio musician and performer.
Joel's guitar play is sometimes gingerly and then
challenging again. For a first impression I recommend his debut album
"All Him". His second album "Calm In The
Storm" (2006) showcases a great talent in progress.
The first tune One Way
Street reveals its beauty with soft guitar tones. Classic
Spanish guitar mastery meets American contemporary jazz.
On Express Joel plays some guitar
riffs on a stomping rhythm.
Back In The Day
evokes sound associations of the past. A very intriguing melody
combined with appealing guitar chords.
LJP (Love, Joy, Peace)
is featuring the soulful vocals of George Hunter whose album "Tell
Me" is currently entering the charts.
Her Favorite may
be your favorite too. A Spanish tune perfectly arranged and overdubbed
to a colorful picture.
355 Ocean is a
place in San Francisco near Balboa Park. Joel
Del Rosario began his musical journey to today, by playing viola for
San Francisco's School of The Arts initially focusing on Classical
Music and this city is still his favorite spot.
Joel Del Rosario has composed, arranged and produced
all songs on his new album. Calm In The Storm
is an awesome example for his talent to write attractive songs and
call them into being.
Spanish guitar music is obviously Joel's domain as
he shows up anew on Padre Burgos. Genuine
After a short interlude taken from
LJP Joel starts the final tune True
Love Waits. Slow and in a contemplative
way he lets sing his guitar the love ballade.
Joe's music grows at small places in