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Incandescence

A virtuoso collection of Euro-Latin Guitar music performed by distinguished guitarists Kate Lewis Carl Verheyen
William Kanengiser Scott Tennant Phil Upchurch Roy Scoutz Danny Jacobs and Michael Wallace.
The Los Angeles Ensemble lushly accompanies Classical, Steel String and Electric guitar solos
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1.  BACH’S Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
This classic from Johann Sebastian Bach is exactly as he wrote it but with a few counter-melodies and assorted percussive sounds added.
 

2. ARIOSO
Composed by Michael J Lewis.
3.  WHAT A  LIFE
Composed by Michael J Lewis. Guitars
William Kanengiser Scott Tennant
The guitar is an instrument of great antiquity, universal in popularity, but strongly associated with Spain.
It was only natural that this CD should contain a track heavily influenced by the sounds of that Latin land performed by two towering exponents of the Spanish style
 

4.  92 IN THE SHADE
Guitar: Carl Verheyen. Harmonica: Tommy Morgan.
Pedal Steel: Mickey Wells. Composed by Michael J Lewis.
This is a melody deeply buried in the 1973 movie of Thomas McGuine’s novel 92 In The Shade (the temperature at which most murders of passion occur.) set in Key West, Florida. I simply felt the need to resurrect the tune and bring it to a wider audience. The masterly performances by Tommy Morgan (harmonica) and Carl Verheyen (guitar) must be appreciated for their sheer brilliance – all done in one take.
 

5.  SUSANNAH
Guitar Solo: Kate Lewis. Composed by Michael J Lewis.
Susannah Jane Lewis died in 1994 aged 23. This musical tribute was written by her father and is performed by her sister.

6.  BACH’S COME BLESSED PEACE
(Komm’ Suesser Tod)  Melody by Johann Sebastian Bach. Adapted by Michael J Lewis.
A wonderful Johann Sebastian Bach melody packed with emotion and fascinating chordal shift
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7.  PHOESON
Composed by Michael J Lewis. This piece is a direct consequence of a Welshman migrating to South West America and falling in love with the topography, atmosphere and musical influences of the region. This romantic interlude occurs on a hot August night in a remote part of desert between Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona. 

8. ONE FOR THE ROAD
Composed by Michael J Lewis. This wonderful performance was recorded in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, California on May 24 2004, as the final recording for Incandescence. The recording contains the sounds of the nylon, steel and 12 string guitars with a little slide thrown in for good measure.
 

9. INCANDESCENCE
All guitars: Danny Jacobs. All percussion and vocal effects: Sandro Feliciano. Conceived by Michael J Lewis.
This is a true mix of many styles and phases. What it certainly does is to display the enormously wide range of colours and emotion available on the electric guitar and the consummate skill of Danny Jacobs. An extended version of this track is available as a single CD.
 
10.  JIREH
Guitars: Roy Scoutz and Kate Lewis. Bass: Bart Samolis. Percussion: Sandro Feliciano. Drums: M B Gordy. Composed by Michael J Lewis.
Jireh is a tribute to the Higher Power. His Presence is continually felt and displayed as more is revealed.
 

11.  OVER THE STONE
Welsh folk song arranged for classical guitar by Michael J Lewis.
This is the second time that Kate has recorded this fine Welsh melody. The first recording is available on The Romantic Splendour of Wales

12.  BACH’S YOU ARE WITH ME
(Bist Du Bei Mir) All Guitars: Kate Lewis. Percussion: Sandro Feliciano. Melody by Johann Sebastian Bach. Adapted by Michael J Lewis.
This original Johann Sebastian Bach melody is truly one of the greatest melodies ever written. It goes on and on, developing, growing, blossoming, delighting.
 A masterly tune by the master himself.

13.  RATTLESNAKE
Lead guitars: Roy Scoutz. Rhythm guitars: Kate Lewis. Bass: Bart Samolis. Percussion: Sandro Feliciano. Composed by Michael J Lewis.
There are two rattlers involved here. Rattlesnake is really a companion piece to Phoeson. Both pieces have their roots in the hot south-western desert.

14.  HEAVEN IS MY HOME
Guitar: Phil Upchurch Composed by Michael J Lewis.

This piece was originally written for choir, organ, brass, harps and percussion
. For this album, the legendary Phil Upchurch takes the tune down a totally different, delightful road on the way to heaven. 

15.  KARIMBA - A SAMBA
Lead guitars: Carl Verheyen. Rhythm guitars: Kate Lewis. Woodwind: Phil Feather. Trumpet: Wayne Bergeron. Piano: Bill Brendle. Percussion: M B Gordy.
Composed by Michael J Lewis.
The Brazilian samba is the epitome of the effervescent, contagious, jubilant lust for life so evident in the music of Central and South America. If you want to get fit, learn to do the Brazilian samba to this track.
 

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