KARO’S RECORDING WITH MIKE STERN

FANTASTIC RECORDING SESSION WITH ONE OF THE BEST GUITARIST IN A HISTORY OF JAZZ

The recording session with Mike Stern, took place on the 7th of August in New York. Artists were recording in Mike Stern’s private studio in the center of Manhattan.

Karo invited Mike to play in three songs. Two of them were composed by Karo special for Mike – it was „Voice On Fire” and „ Flying Circle”. Karo was so impressed about Mike’s album „Voices” that she decided to create for him something in a mood of his hit “Wishing Well”.

The third song Karo recorded with Mike was arranged by Karo and it was an old composition of Krzysztof Ścierański „The Moon You and I”.

ABOUT MIKE STERN

Mike Stern is an American jazz guitarist. After playing for a few years with Blood, Sweat & Tears, he landed a gig with drummer Billy Cobham and then broke through with trumpeter Miles Davis‘ comeback band from 1981 to 1983, and again in 1985. Following that he launched a solo career, releasing more than a dozen albums. He was hailed as the Best Jazz Guitarist of 1993 by Guitar Player magazine, and in 2009 was listed on Down Beat‘s list of 75 best jazz guitar players.

At the Berklee College of Music in Boston his focus shifted to jazz. Stern landed a gig with Blood, Sweat & Tears in 1976 and remained with the band for two years, appearing on the BS&T albums More Than Ever and Brand New Day.

In 1979, Stern joined Billy Cobham‘s fusion band. Two years later he joined Miles Davis group, making his public debut on June 27, 1981, at the KIX nightclub in Boston, a performance documented on the CBS live album We Want Miles. He remained with Davis through 1983. From 1983 to 1984 he toured in Jaco PastoriusWord of Mouth band and in 1985 he returned to Davis for a second tour of duty that lasted close to a year.

Stern joined a reunited Brecker Brothers Band in 1992 and became a factor in the success of that popular group for the next two years. His acclaimed and jazzy 1993 Atlantic release, Standards (And Other Songs), led to Stern being named Best Jazz Guitarist Of The Year by the readers and critics of Guitar Player. He followed that up with 1994’s Is What It Is and 1996’s Between The Lines, both of which received Grammy nominations.

In February 2009, in the first in a series of articles to celebrate DownBeat‘s 75th anniversary, Stern was named to the jazz magazine’s list of 75 Great Guitarists.

In August 2009, Stern released Big Neighborhood, which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Album.

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