Carl Orr

Carl Orr: Absolute Freedom

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Product Type: CD
Artist: Carl Orr

Title: Absolute Freedom
Label: CD Baby

Carl Orr; Bio (updated Jan 2013). During his years in Australia from the 70s to the mid -90s Carl worked with Jackie Orszacky, Dale Barlow, Marcia Hines, Steve Hunter, Wanderlust and James Greening. After moving to London in 1995 he worked with Billy Cobham from 1996-2000 and in that context he performed with Randy Brecker, Ernie Watts, Gary Husband and George Duke. Since then he has been concentrating on his own music as well as working with many other artists including Sean Wayland, Christian Brewer, Asaf Sirkis, and Tammy Weis. Carl is a member of Fletch's Brew, a frequent attraction at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club. Carl has 7 cds to his credit and is featured on albums by Billy Cobham, Dale Barlow, Jackie Orszaczky, Geoff Eales, Juliet Kelly and many others. Carl teaches guitar at Middlesex University and The Academy of Contemporary Music (Guildford, Surrey). Live experience In addition to 32 years as a bandleader, Berklee-educated Carl's live experience includes tours and performances with the following artists ; Billy Cobham band (1996-2000; with bands including George Duke, Ernie Watts, Gary Husband and Randy Brecker), Nathan Haines, Geoff Eales and Dale Barlow. Selected Discography As a leader; Emergence (2009) Deep Down (2006) Absolute Freedom (2004) Blue Thing (1995) Mean It (1993) Seeking Spirit (1991) Carl Orr (1990) As a sideman; Billy Cobham; Focused (Eagle) Dale Barlow; Dale Barlow (ABC) Wanderlust; Wanderlust and Border Crossing Paul Carmichael; Wax Is Melting Guitar Teaching; 2008-present The Academy of contemporary Music, Guildford 2004-present Middlesex University 1996-98 Brunel University 1995-96 Guitar Institute, London 1992-95 Australian Institute of Music, Sydney Quotes "..jazz-rock genius" Chrissie Murray, Jazz UK "Nobody had heard of Carl Orr until he astonished London on tour with US drum phenomenon Billy Cobham." Jack Massarik, Evening Standard "...a masterful guitarist"...Musician magazine "..uncompromisingly original.." Jamie Renton, Straight no Chaser "Orr's fleet-fingeredness and musical imagination, as evidenced by his confident dexterity and intriguing compositions, put him on one of the top shelves of today's guitar and overall musical elite. If there is any artistic justice at all, it is only a matter of time before many more people reach up and grab that particular book, open the pages and discover what they have been missing. " Walter Kolosky, author of Power, passion and beauty, the story of the legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra. "The awesome Carl Orr, one of the true guitar geniuses of our age." Rainlore's World Of Music.

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1.2 Blues for Jimi
1.3 Tomorrow's Girls
1.4 Dangerfunk
1.5 Return of the Jazz Police
1.6 Voice of the People
1.7 Non-Violence Is the Only Way Forward
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