California Guitar Trio
The First Decade
Guitarist Paul Richards writes, "The CGT's debut concert was on February 7, 1991 at the Natural Fudge Cafe in Hollywood. The work we did at that time paved the way for over 10 years of musical adventures. The music on "The First Decade" is a collection of CGT original works, presented in chronological order, and follows the CGT's musical journey during our first decade of work together." Guitarist Bert Lams adds, "Every piece has its own story, and some were born in significant locations: "Yamanashi Blues" at a Level One Guitar Craft course in Japan; "Melrose Avenue" in Hollywood, Los Angeles; and "Train To Lamy" near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Most of the writing was done within the group, during rehearsals and recording sessions. The moments of inspiration where we witnessed the parts and musical ideas transform into music have been a highlight of our work together this past decade." Guitarist Hideeyo Moriya chips in, "The music was, and still is the main moving force. These originals are taken from existing albums, but I believe "The First Decade" album has it's own life."
|04:22||Train To Lamy Suite (Pts. 1-3)||Instrumental|
|02:03||Train To Lamy Pt. 5||Instrumental|
|05:34||Above The Clouds||Instrumental|
|03:17||Happy Time In Fun Town||Instrumental|
|01:15||Train To Lamy Pt. 3 (Reprise)||Instrumental|
|Bert Lams||Acoustic Guitar, Production, Engineering, Mixing, Liner Notes|
|Paul Richards||Acoustic Guitar, Production, Engineering, Mixing, Liner Notes|
|Hideyo Moriya||Acoustic Guitar, Production, Engineering, Liner Notes|
|Roger Lambson||Saxophone, Engineering|
|David Singleton||Production, Mixing, Remastering, Mastering|
|Trey Gunn||Warr Guitar, Grand Stick|
|Robert Fripp||Remastering, Mastering|
|Brian Lucey||Production, Mixing, Mastering|
|Thomas G. Smith||Photography|
|Recorded at 329 Bronson (Los Angeles), Gell-Mann Residence (New Mexico), Moirya Studio (Chiba-ken), Vine Street Sound Stage (Utah), Schloss Schwartzenberg (Scheinfeld, Germany), Bolder Theater (Bolder, Colorado).
Mixed at Discipline Global Mobile (Wiltshire, UK), Magic Garden Studio (Ohio).
Mastered at Discipline Global Mobile (Wiltshire, UK), Oath Studio (Ohio).
Remastering performed at The Courthouse, Cranborne, Wiltshire, UK.