Stevan Pasero is recognized worldwide as one of the most influential & versatile guitarists of the past two decades. He has transcribed 30 major symphonic works, performed on over 300 CDs, produced 1000 masters for other artists (many of which are featured in this website), & composed over 1500 songs. He is one of a few guitarists to record in several music idioms successfully, bridging both classical, jazz & world markets. Fans and critics say that Stevan Pasero ((www.stevanpasero.com) is one of the music world’s best kept secrets, even though his CDs have sold cumulatively more than 15 million copies around the globe. His music is found in over 70 countries worldwide.
Stevan’s newest album just released, Twelve Shades of Night, was written in 12 months, recorded in 12 weeks, mixed in 12 days, and was inspired by the 12 hours of night. This new album of original compositions integrates Stevan's love of Brazilian, Spanish & American music along with bossa nova, rhumba, flamenco, classical and jazz styles. Stevan's new ensemble features the rhythmic cadences of Felix de Lola on cajon & palmas, the Latin syncopations of Colin Douglas on drums, and the lush string ensemble of the Musical Art Quintet featuring bassist Sascha Jacobsen.
Last year, Stevan released Jambossa - a fusion of jazz, bossa nova, rhumba, flamenco, tango and classical styles. The track selection highlights memorable jazz and pop standards yet with a twist that has not been heard before due to his virtuoso finger style. According to Stevan Pasero: I have been looking forward to arranging songs in a way that combines several of my favorite music genres (jazz, Brazilian, rhumba, pop) while utilizing specific finger style techniques (classical, flamenco, tango). It is called mashing, or at least that is what I call it. It was really fun in the studio to mash right hand techniques that I have studied through the years (rasqueado, apoyando, libre, arpeggio). On this recording, Mr. Pasero chose to arrange songs from a variety of genres: bossa nova (Black Orpheus, How Insensitive, Dindi); jazz standards (Georgia, Unforgettable, What a Wonderful World); tango/rhumba (Besame Mucho, Boulevard of Broken Dreams); classical (Carmen, Gymnopedie); and pop (Moondance, Stairway to Heaven). This CD showcases the best of both worlds for guitar lovers and fans of Stevan Pasero: a memorable selection of songs framed by exhilarating, flamboyant guitar performances and unforgettable trio arrangements.
OTHER BEST-SELLING CDS BY STEVAN PASERO: Songs for the Wild, ZBRA, Guitar Heartsongs, Guitar Masterpieces, Seasons, Classical Bouquet, Ballets Operas & Masterworks, Nutcracker Suite for Guitar, Christmas Classics for Guitar, An Acoustic Christmas, Healing Massage, A New World Christmas. Visit Stevan at www.stevanpasero.com