Tom Mowrey's 'Never Alone' highlights not only his skills as a guitarist, but as a composer, arranger and producer. This eclectic mix of original instrumental guitar music 'jazz, rock, solo acoustic, celtic, inspirational' features Christian recording artist and world renowned guitarist Phil Keaggy, legendary jazz guitarist Joe Negri, and Glass Harp drummer John Sferra. Also helping out on this CD are some very fine back-up musicians. Mowrey says, 'It's a real blessing to have great musicians assisting on my album. John Sferra is an incredible drummer with a great rudimental sense. The stuff that he does with just his kick, snare, and hi-hat are amazing. Phil Keaggy has been my biggest guitar influence. His ears and hands are amazing; he's very gifted. He has covered pretty much everything in music. Joe Negri is the most tasteful jazz player I know. He's so full of swing, he's very classy. I studied with him for a while and he had a really big impact on my phrasing. He told me that I should phrase like a horn player would. Joe is a great guy. He was 'Handyman Negri' on Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.' 'I don't really write in terms of style. I write more from inspiration. I don't think of the nuts and bolts of music when I write. If I think that way, it just ruins it for me. The four big words are phrasing, theme, feel and form. I don't really go past that. I really feel that music is the finest thing on this earth. It has such a great power to it. It can heal people, bring people together, tear down walls, and touch people in their deepest places. If I can accomplish any of those things with 'Never Alone' I would be very happy.' Robert Conti, jazz guitarist, Las Vegas, Nevada, 'I want to tell you how much I enjoyed your CD. During a recent trip to California I had the opportunity to listen (actually several times) as it was most enjoyable! Great production, tunes, and your playing sounded just great!' Joe Negri's review, 'Tom Mowrey shows off his skills as a composer, guitarist, arranger, and producer on his 'tour de force' Never Alone CD. Lots of gaelic charm abounds in the music which was composed by Mowrey. Tom gets a nice assist from a couple of 'fair pickers' in their own right. The sensational Phil Keaggy and yours truly Joe Negri lend smooth support on several of the cuts. Also helping out are some fine back-up musicians who help give this CD a strong professional quality. All in all Never Alone is a strong showing for the multi-talented Mowrey.'
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