Joel Del Rosario  - Calm In The Storm

Joel Del Rosario's influences were George Benson, Earth Wind & Fire and Stan Getz. Del Rosario studied guitar under Elroy Jones (mentor of Stanley Jordan). He has played for over 20 years on the west coast as both a studio musician and performer. 

Joel's guitar play is sometimes gingerly and then challenging again. For a first impression I recommend his debut album "All Him".  His second album "Calm In The Storm" (2006) showcases a great talent in progress. 

The first tune One Way Street reveals its beauty with soft guitar tones. Classic Spanish guitar mastery meets American contemporary jazz. 

On Express Joel plays some guitar riffs on a stomping rhythm. 

Back In The Day evokes sound associations of the past. A very intriguing melody combined with appealing guitar chords.

LJP (Love, Joy, Peace) is featuring the soulful vocals of George Hunter whose album "Tell Me" is currently entering the charts.

Her Favorite may be your favorite too. A Spanish tune perfectly arranged and overdubbed to a colorful picture.

355 Ocean is a place in San Francisco near Balboa Park. Joel Del Rosario began his musical journey to today, by playing viola for San Francisco's School of The Arts initially focusing on Classical Music and this city is still his favorite spot.

Joel Del Rosario has composed, arranged and produced all songs on his new album. Calm In The Storm is an awesome example for his talent to write attractive songs and call them into being.

Spanish guitar music is obviously Joel's domain as he shows up anew on Padre Burgos. Genuine and unique. 

After a short interlude taken from LJP Joel starts the final tune True Love Waits. Slow and in a contemplative way he lets sing his guitar the love ballade.

Joe's music grows at small places in moody hours.





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  • Title: Calm In The Storm
    Artist: Joel Del Rosario
    Year: 2006
    Length: 0:43:18
    Genre: Smooth Jazz

    01 One Way Street [6:16]
    02 Express [4:33]
    03 Back In The Day [3:09]
    04 LJP (Love, Joy, Peace) [4:38]
    05 Her Favorite [5:02]
    06 355 Ocean [4:16]
    07 Calm In The Storm [4:48]
    08 Padre Burgos [4:56]
    09 LJP Interlude [0:47]
    10 True Love Waits [4:54]