The Buzz on Guitar Noir: '...been checking out your disc and really liking it a lot...The playing is awesome...it raises the bar for everyone, ya know?????.....Anyway, are you available for session work????...' Neil Dorfsman (Grammy winning Producer/Engineer-Sting, Paul McCartney, DireStraits) 'Hey Ray - You're rockin' better than ever' Elliott Randell (guitar-Steely Dan) Guitar Noir is a guitar driven instrumental fusion of shred metal, classical, blues, prog rock, jazz, latin and blue-grass by virtuoso session guitarist and film score composer, Ray DeTone. These tracks were plucked from over 80 songs RDT composed for TV & film from April of 2005 to January 2006 - a prolific ten-month period. Other than a few guests on piano and drums, DeTone is in complete control here, using a variety of guitars & textures, playing bass, percussion, keyboards and programming rhythms. Ray DeTone has always been an eclectic player, fusing diverse musical elements, styles and genres, creating a signature sound that stands out amidst todays' onslaught of redundancy. Melody and emotional intensity coupled with the appropriate style and sound for the song are of utmost importance to this fine guitarist. And this musical maturity is once again showcased on his third instrumental CD, Guitar Noir! HIGHLIGHTS / BIO 'Spanish Gypsy' from Ray's Guitar Noir CD is being used by 2007 World Junior Figure Skating Champion, Caroline Zhang. Caroline is skating her 2007/2008 short program to it; all to be aired on NBC-TV. Recorded with Grammy Winning Producer-Neil Dorfsman (Sting, Paul McCartney, Dire Straits); drummer-Van Romaine (Steve Morse); drummer-Nir Z (Chris Cornell, Genesis); drummer-Bernard Davis (Anita Baker); drummer-Courtney Williams (kd lang ); keyboardist-Adam Holzman (Miles Davis); Billy Cliff (vox-Pet Shop Boys,Spyro Gyra); studio ace guitarist, Nick Moroch ( everyone everywhere); Paul Dianno's Killers; FAME-TV star Carlo Imperato; bassist-Marl Clarke (Mountain, Rainbow), members of Billy Joel's band, Iggy Pop's band, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Steve Vai's band, Billy Squire's band, bassist-Dave Keyes (Renaisance, Willy DeVille ); RENT bassist Marc Ensign ; Commander Cody bassist, Ric Mullen and so on. Toured with Iron Maiden's original singer, Paul Dianno in the band, KILLERS; Ronnie Spector; CBS recording artist Drive, She Said and has performed in the NYC area with countless bands, including Tracey Blue, Life On Mars and many Chinese pop stars touring here in the US Appears on Jason Becker Tribute Warmth In The Wilderness II CD along with atrists such as Steve Vai and Randy Coven Composes continually for the Omni Music library, placing music on their Comedy, Street, Eastern, Reflections and Xmas CD in 2007 to date. Composed 6 pieces of music for ComedyNet to be incorporated with their artists' performance art videos. PG-TV w.TDM Productions and Soundtrack Solutions has commissioned Ray for 8 pieces of instrumental music per month. This includes everything from full orchestral scores to solo Flamenco to shred metal, blues, country, R&B and more Strange World CD licensed by MTV's 'Undressed' for 2002 production. Once More...With Feeling!!! CD licensed in Japan by Big M.F./Zain Records. Released date - April 8, 2000 #1 Artist / ARTIST OF THE WEEK on the Top 10 Artist chart at BILLBOARD's Talent Network for the week of Dec.10, 1999 . '...With thousands of bands and mp3's at their site Riffage.com has just made available The Best of Riffage Rock CD featuring Ray's Stew from Ray DeTone's Once More...With Feeling!!!CD.' Charted on the BTN Radio Top 50 at BILLBOARD's Talent Network 47 straight weeks with the CD Once More...With Feeling!!!peaking at #3. Played guitar in the pit orchestra for Jesus Christ Superstar and Godspell. Composed and performed songs and musical scores for film and TV including Bennu Productions 'Renegade Justice' starring Charles Bronson, 'Say No To Strangers' starring Carlo Imperato; TigerProductions 'Open Season' and RAI-TV, Italy 'The Raffaella Carra Show'. Co-writer with hit songwriters Mark Mangold (Cher, Michael Bolton), Essra Mohawk (Cyndi Lauper, Tina Turner) and Bob Khozouri (Eternal). Songs from Once More...With Feeling!!!are featured on MusicSojourn.com's Night Visions E-radio show along with groups like King Crimson, Yes, Mullmuzzler, Adrian Belew & Genesis. Studied music with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith's father, 'uncle' Vic Talerico. Teaches guitar privately and does clinics in the NYC area. He feels this helps to keep him in touch with today's styles while allowing him to explore alternate styles that he normally wouldn't make the time to study because of his busy schedule. Endorsements include VHT Amps DR Strings HIPSHOT Zaolla Silver cables MIT cables D'Andrea picks and BAG END speakers.
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