| Our first male/female groovemasters collaboration (Al
and Amy also happen to be husband and wife) features ten original
compositions that are diverse but endlessly engaging..
“Contemporary instrumental music played with
self-discipline rather than self-indulgence, with real melodies rather
than vague moods, and with roots that are respected rather than
~ ~ The Washington Post
INSTRUMENTAL ACOUSTIC RECORD OF THE YEAR!!
~ ~ Association for Independent Music
Notes on his new DUO project with AMY WHITE
We're having a great time with our new
"Groovemasters" project. Although Amy is usually the shy musician and
likes to stay in the background, she certainly is the "Groovemistress" when it
comes to creating and laying down grooves for me to solo over. We've decided to record
everything from "nasty" funk grooves to sweet tone poems. The challenge for us
is to keep the music interesting and cohesive while allowing room for plenty of
improvisation and spontaneous musical dialogue. We really love the feeling of freedom that
comes across on the recording and are reluctant to change anything once it's on tape. So
we do multiple takes until one of them grabs us and makes us dance or cry. Those are the
ones we keep and the ones you'll ultimately hear. Pure unadulterated musical sex.
||AL Petteway & Amy White