Along the Amazon

Along the Amazon

by Charlie Bisharat
     
 

Violinist Charlie Bisharat made his earliest splashes as new age accompanist extraordinaire for Yanni, John Tesh and Shadowfax (with whom he won a Grammy), but for his sweeping solo debut he cheerfully abandons the mellow safety net. Though it's not realy a Brazilian venture, Bisharat draws…  See more details below

Overview

Violinist Charlie Bisharat made his earliest splashes as new age accompanist extraordinaire for Yanni, John Tesh and Shadowfax (with whom he won a Grammy), but for his sweeping solo debut he cheerfully abandons the mellow safety net. Though it's not realy a Brazilian venture, Bisharat draws on the Shadowfax world beat sound much of the time, stirring up polyrhythmic textures with spirited melodies and a few acoustic and fusiony surprises to keep the enchantment flowing. Stylistically, Bisharat's bow alternates between a caressing, Doug Cameron like romanticism and the sharper percussive edges of a Jean Luc Ponty, yet it's clear his venture to the forefront has him forging a unique sound. Helping him immensely is his diverse way with a tune, from the hooky pop of "Brushfire" to more experimental ideas like "M&M's" and "Andy Gump." Many all star projects seem contrived but Bisharat's complementary ensemble of Strunz & Farah, ex bandmate Chuck Greenberg, Don Grusin, Russell Ferrante, John Patitucci and Eric Marienthal is nothing short of brilliant, a true supporting cast which never takes away from the glorious fiddling going on.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/10/1995
Label:
GTS RECORDS
UPC:
0731452874924
catalogNumber:
528749

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charlie Bisharat   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Piano,Violin,Vocals,Electric Violin
Chuck Greenberg   Alto Flute,Wood Flute,African Flute
Mark Isham   Flugelhorn
John Tesh   Organ
Jon Anderson   Vocals
Matt Harris   Piano
John Patitucci   Acoustic Bass
Don Grusin   Piano
Sid Page   Violin
Jeff Workman   Acoustic Guitar,Tamboura
Randy Tico   Bass,Fretless Bass Guitar
Darius Campo   Violin
Bernie Chiaravalle   Acoustic Guitar
Mathew Cooker   Cello
Joel Derouin   Violin
Ardeshir Farah   Acoustic Guitar
Russell Ferrante   Piano
Juliann French   Violin
Armen Garabedian   Violin
Berj Garabedian   Violin
Allen Hinds   Electric Guitar
William Kennedy   Drums
Brian Kilgore   Percussion
Armen Ksadjikian   Cello
Eric Marienthal   Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Sachi McHenry   Cello
Maria Newman   Violin
George Perilli   Drums
Karie Prescott   Viola
Michael Richards   Violin
Anatoly Rosinsky   Violin
Bob Sanov   Violin
Ed Smith   Drums
David Stenske   Viola
Jorge Strunz   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Paul Viapiano   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin
Ed Willett   Cello
Joan Elardo   English Horn
Ed Alton   Bass
John Bisharat   Synthesizer,Piano,Conductor
Michael Ferril   Violin
Novi Novog   Viola
Michele Richards   Violin
Donald Ferrone   Bass
Raymond Tischer   Viola

Technical Credits

Chuck Greenberg   Contributor
John Tesh   Executive Producer
Charlie Bisharat   Producer,Contributor,String Arrangements
Ross Pallone   Engineer
Jorge Strunz   Contributor
John Bisharat   Programming,Sound Effects,Producer,String Arrangements
George Bisharat   Contributor
Dawn Bisharat-McDonald   Illustrations
Valerie Bisharat   Photo Assistance

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