This 2006 release features an all-star lineup such as Michael Anthony (Van Halen), Peter Frampton (guest on "Cinematic"), Steve Smith (drums), Roger Manning Jr. (Jellyfish), TM Stevens (bass) among other top level musicians.
This is the CD that gave us classic NZ tracks such as "Cinematic," "In My Dreams," and "Before the Throne."
Produced, arranged, orchestrated and engineered by Neil Zaza
After over one year in the studio, guitarist Neil Zaza's new CD for 2004 is here - "Melodica" features Zaza's trademark heavy singing guitar style over the 73 minutes and 15 tracks of instrumental guitar rock. Joined by heavyweight musicians such as Bill Cioce on drums, Mark Leach on Hammond B3 and Doug Johns on bass, the material features varied tonal colorations, compelling compositions, heartfelt explorations and driving grooves, held together with Zaza's sculptured and melodically evocative guitar lines, phrases and solos. "Melodica" is aptly named, as rock fans will find the tracks here sticking with them long after the CD has finished playing.-Guitar Nine Records
Neil Zaza- All Guitars, Sound Design, Sequencing, Digital Editing, All Synths, String Arrangements and Pipe Organ on "The Flow", Arrangements, Production, Engineering
Bill Cioce- Drums
Doug Johns- Bass
Mark Leach- Hammond B3 Organ, Clavinet
Mike Martin- String Samples on "Goodbye"
Ray Liptak- Intro Bass on "Very Important Cat Things"
Mistheria- Hammond B3 on "This Time"
Fred Patterson- Violin, Viola and Cello on "Goodbye"
Timothy M. Bradford- All Keyboards and Arrangements on "The Flow"
Blake Sakamoto- Keyboards, Programming, Vocals, Production and Arrangement on "Forgot To Make Her Mine"
Brion James- Guitar and Vocals on "Forgot To Make Her Mine"
Melvin Brannon II- Bass on "Forgot To Make Her Mine"
Dan Pred- Drums on "Forgot To Make Her Mine"
Dave Friedlander- Basic Track Engineering on "Forgot To Make Her Mine"
Mark Frethem- Additional Engineering on "Forgot To Make Her Mine"
Joe Viers- Additional Engineering, Mixing
Alan D`Entremont- Additional Engineering
BJ Davis- Additional Engineering, Mixing Assistance
Fc Bester- Mastering
Christopher Auman- Graphic Design, Layout
Sandra Benyak- Photography
Recorded at The Orange Room of Vibe (Cleveland, Ohio), #2 Kitchen and Mike`s Barn (Elyria, Ohio), Palumbo Studios, Mama Santa`s dining room and remote recording at various locations worldwide on a Macintosh PowerBook.
Mixed at John Schwab Recording (Columbus, Ohio).
Mastered at Fc Mastering.
Basic tracks on "Forgot To Make Her Mine" recorded at White Horse Studios (Portland, Oregon), May, 1998. with additional recording at Doctor Digital (Portland, Oregon).
The Summit Strings can also be heard on "Forgot To Make Her Mine."
His guitar playing has defined modern day instrumental
guitar the world over. His melodic compositions have not only changed the way musicians play, but what audiences demand out of their guitar heroes....more