E S C A P E
from Guitarist LARRY MITCHELL
(String Time Music)
On his latest effort, guitarist Larry Mitchell demonstrates that his purr is as vigorous
as his roar. Those familiar with Mitchell's fiery electric playing know the man can wail
with the best of them. On Escape, Mitchell breaks out the acoustic for a set of
lush, peaceful, new-age flavored instrumentals. Peppered with lots of spunky, silken
acoustic solos, his compositions are both graceful and rhythmic and are sure to lull the
listener into a mellow daydream. Among the album's many choice cuts is 'River Run Deep' a
beautiful, ethereal Irish-flavored folk piece
where Larry and his guitar take off into some higher realm of consciousness. A great
- Morty Kleidermacher
New York guitarist Larry Mitchell, who has recorded with Ric Ocasek, and toured with Tracy
Chapman, Billy Squier, Spanish pop star Miguel Bose, and countless artists in the New
York, East Coast area, has just finished his third solo recording called Escape (Acoustic
Passages Vol. 1).
This time Larry has taken a different path with his music, replacing screaming distorted
leads with laid back slightly groovy nylon and steel string acoustic entwined guitar
lines. Sometimes with just strings underneath other times with a little percussion and a
bevy of guitar tracks.
Escape has one vocal track "Tears of a Woman" tenderly and beautifully sung by Paula
Banfield and Roger Gillen. In a background instrumental sense, the vocals add a bit of
mystery and freshness to the mix. The song leans towards an almost Irish folk vibe.
New Hampshire Bassist Mark Bond, on loan from the New England rock band Acid Bran brings
great low end and smooth lines to six tracks on Escape.
Escape was mixed and mastered by a young up and coming engineer on the rise, Jeff Coplan.
Jeff has been writing, producing and recording with some very talented new artists that
you'll hear more of very soon. Jeff has also engineered major records, movie sound tracks
and commercials; he's in demand!
The CD art work features some amazing photographs taken in Mexico and New Mexico by
photographer Paula Banfield as well as the cover photo. These photographs definitely
portray on the outside package, the music that's on the disc inside. The package was
beautifully put together by graphic artist Cheryl Green.
"Tone, taste, technique. And you thought there were no guitar players left!"
- David Sexton WVJO, Jacksonville, IL
"Great guitar work! Play it and share it!"
- Greg Boeder The Blues Cruise, KDDX, Black Hills, SD
"...Mitchell is a wonder to listen to, and more than a little awe inspiring to hear live."
- Roy Abrams Island Ear
"...Musically, he takes the instrument's most significant and basic elements and
manipulates them radiantly."
- Thomas Pascual Goodtimes Magazine
"...Larry Mitchell's incredible technique and command of the instrument are only
overshadowed by his knowledge of melody, harmony and rhythm."
- Michael DeClos Guitar School
"...the New York based instrumental rocker has a rare knack for spinning long,
coherent solos that grab listeners by the collar and carry them along for a joyride
through chorus after incendiary chorus."
- Joe Gore Guitar Player
"Larry Mitchell walks away a winner...he bends music into a form any listener can
understand and enjoy..."
"The songs reveal a fine sense of drama...with frequent changes in mood - from soft
to loud, slow to fast, or earthy to airy."
- Jay Lustig Star Ledger
"In the realm of Guitar Wizards...add another name, Larry Mitchell."
- Jack Perry The New Voice
"...He's a true guitar hero. He manages to fashion both obvious and obscure
influences into a powerful and original statement."
- Danny McCue The Musicians' Exchange
- LARRY MITCHELL -- guitars, drum programming, keys & percussion
- MARK BOND -- bass
- PAULA BANFIELD -- vocals on "Tears of a Women"
- ROGER GILLEN -- vocals on "Tears of a Women"
- LINDA MARSO -- piano on "Ladybugs and Dragons"
TEARS OF A WOMEN 151k
RIVER RUN DEEP 174k
THE WEATHER MAKER
LADYBUGS & DRAGONS
All songs written by Larry Mitchell
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to give you a feel for the musical range that each song encompasses.
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