Journey to the Center of the Groove
- Artist: Mat Gurman
- Format: CD
- Release Date:12/17/2002
JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE GROOVE marks master guitarist Mat Gurman's entrance into the smooth jazz arena. The songs range in style from WAVE ready nylon string guitar grooves to funky Latin flavored electric jams with powerful and emotional solos. Mat has been featured and praised by Guitar Player magazine- .'..he's a terrific player...crafty composer...effortless groove...lush and lustrous tone.' The songs on this soulful CD feature arrangements and collaborations by some very talented composers and musicians including Carlos Rios (Lionel Richie, Gino Vannelli, Sheila E., Chick Corea) and Emmy winning composer Wendell Yuponce. Special guest Musicians include Smooth Jazz artist Michael Lington (Bobby Caldwell),Kirk Covington (Alan Holdsworth, Scott Henderson, Joe Zawinul), and Brian Scanlon (Tonight Show). A frequent guest of the Tonight Show band, Mat has backed up k.d. Lang, The Back Street Boys, Tanya Tucker, Grease, and 'Howey Show' guest Lisa Loeb. His live, Television and film credits are extensive, including work with: Steve Alan, Tom Scott, Theodore Bikel, David Cassidy, Beach Boys, Man On The Moon (Jim Carrey), Star Trek DS-9, Clint Holmes, Merv Griffin, Petula Clark, Mark Lindsay, Jag, Ed Ames, Doug Cameron, BB King (infomercial), Dawsons Creek, To Tell The Truth, Deepak Chopra, MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, SAG awards, LA Lakers, LA Dodgers, Rat Pack (HBO), Guiding Light, and As The World Turns, just to name a few! Mat's 'Starlicks' instructional video's are available in music stores all over the world and may be purchased over the web through many fine retailers. Just enter Mat Gurman into your browser and follow the links!