Art of Life Records is pleased to welcome guitarist Scott Sherwood and pianist Bob Rodriguez to its roster of recording artists. For their debut release on Art of Life Records, Scott and Bob have composed seven original compositions of guitar and piano duets recorded and mixed by Kent Heckman at Red Rock Recording in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania on August 30th and 31st, 2007. All tracks have been professionally mastered using 24-bit digital technology.
Jazz guitarist Scott Sherwood has been praised by critics and peers alike for the effortless fluidity, warmth and lyrical expressiveness of his sound. An innately melodic musician, his approach to guitar and composition has a purity and simplicity that is deceptively complex. His playing is rich and subtle, marked by genuine feeling. Sherwood lists responsiveness, empathy and communication as key elements to his musical collaborations as is evident in his new Art of Life Records release with pianist Bob Rodriguez, Ripples. The Scott Sherwood Trio's two previous releases, Siren Song and Peaks and Valleys, are both available as Digital Downloads from Art of Life Records MP3 Digital Download Store.
Critically acclaimed pianist Bob Rodriguez is one of the most distinctively imaginative musicians in contemporary Jazz today. Possessing a refined virtuoso technique, extraordinary harmonic sensibility and an incomparable approach to his instrument that melds aspects of European Classical and Latin music with Modern Jazz, Rodriguez's performances and recordings of his own compositions and interpretations of standard material have distinguished him as a truly original pianist with his own tale to tell. Bob Rodriguez's three previous releases, Corridor, Reinventions and Mist, are all available as Digital Downloads from Art of Life Records MP3 Digital Download Store.