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Lahaina Nights
  • Artist: Gary Larson
  • Label: CD Baby
  • UPC: 884501538381
  • Item #: 156116X
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Release Date: 7/12/2011
  • This product is a special order
  • Rank: 1000000000
Price: $13.18
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Lahaina Nights on CD

LAHAINA NIGHTS by Gary Larson 1. I TOLD YOU SO 4:24 - Dreamy jazz guitar duet with guitar scat solos. All instruments by Gary Larson with Damien Paiva on bass. 2. JUST A CLOSER SWING 2:35 - An uptempo swing arrangement derived from one of Gary's favorite traditional songs. All instruments by Gary Larson. 3. WHERE I'VE BEEN 5:18 - Life's musical journey in an acoustic guitar duet with a pulsing Brazilian flavor. All instruments by Gary Larson. 4. STROLLIN' 96761 3:54 - Funky bluesy struttin' and high steppin' down the streets of Lahaina, Maui. All instruments by Gary Larson with Damien Paiva on bass. 5. HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE A LOVE 6:06 - A captivating avant-garde acoustic guitar and bass duet. All instruments by Gary Larson with Damien Paiva on bass. 6. THE SECRET OF BRAZIL 4:30 - Hint... it's in the rhythm of the energetic Brazilian percussion. All instruments by Gary Larson. 7. HIS WAYS 4:00 - Flowing liquid guitar lines and lush piano/strings interweave with soulful conga sounds. All instruments by Gary Larson, with Kyle Meredith on congas and Bob Santos on bass. 8. FRONT STREET HUSTLE 3:54 - Feel the eclectic energy and heartbeat of Lahaina nights in Old Lahaina Town. All instruments by Gary Larson. 9. OMNI VISIONS 3:52 - Cool street beat that grooves with a world melody. All instruments by Gary Larson. 10. HANA HIGHWAY 3:21 - Swing and bebop while on the road to heavenly Hana. All instruments by Gary Larson. 11. SLOW DOWN 4:10 - A deeply voiced guitar and saxophone sing this soulful tune with an R&B feel. All instruments by Gary Larson. 12. DOWN AT THE HULA GRILL 3:58 - Hawaiian swing tune reminiscent of the Big Band Era in Hawaii. All vocals and instruments by Gary Larson. Words and Music by Gary Larson Copyright 1993-2011 ASCAP / Gary J. Larson / La Bella Sound All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction or duplication is a violation of applicable laws. Cover Art and Photos Copyright 2011 Recorded in Maui, Hawaii / Produced by Gary J. Larson / Published by La Bella Sound Gary Larson is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts (HARA) Please Visit: Special Thanks and Blessings to all my family and friends who have been so encouraging and supportive of my music throughout the years. Thank you Randy Miller for the amazing cover photo! -Gary Larson About the Artist: As a guitar player, Gary Larson's greatest influences were Joe Pass, Ted Greene, and Wes Montgomery. Gary also enjoys the contemporary stylings and the likes of Larry Carlton, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Albert King, Larry Coryell, Earl Klugh, Jeff 'Skunk' Baxter, Jimmy Bruno, Norman Brown, Barney Kessel, and Albert Lee. Throughout the years Gary has had the privilege of playing Country and Gospel music in various venues, although most of Gary's own original songs are based around Contemporary Jazz and Blues melodies and harmonies. Gary Larson's musical journey began in the 1960's with studying guitar, piano, flute, clarinet, and composition with instructors such as; Ted Greene, Chips Hoover, Ralph Brady, John Gross SR and JR, Tom Phillips, Claude Lakey, and others. During the mid 60's and early 70's, Gary actively played cover tunes and standards in various venues. The mid to late 70's were a little more introspective with Gary's time spent writing, composing, and studying, while he and his wife were starting their family. Entering into the 80's a very predominant force in Gary's musical career emerged in Gospel music, where he incorporated his Jazz influences. Gary had the privilege of accompanying many fine artists, along with leading multiple worship teams, which further developed his style, versatilities, and embellished his solo guitar playing as well. During this time Gary toured and recorded with a contemporary Country Gospel group in California. The 90's led Gary into a season of producing, directing, composing and performing musical scores for independent and commercial audio and video projects, as well as regularly leading church worship teams. Today, Gary Larson's musical abilities continue to reach church worship services, seminars, wedding ceremonies, commercial audio and video projects, studio musician work, musical instruction, community events, radio airplay, and private venues. Gary Larson resides on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii with his wife and family. Please visit: