with a stellar lineup of musicians on his most guitar driven work yet. On his fourth and most satisfying project, he combines power and finesse with allusions to Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, and Carlos Santana. "Hotel Real" features musicians such as Dennis Chambers, Will Calhoun, Bob Berg, Gary Thomas and others. Says Filipiak, "I really feel like I tried to play more musically as opposed to coming from a purely guitaristic point of view. I wanted to make a record that was not only full of cool guitar but was fairly concise, to the point, and grooved with that rhythm section."
|06:12||Cause We've Ended As Lovers||Instrumental|
|05:51||Song For Irene||Instrumental|
|05:11||Theme From The Lottery Incident||Instrumental|
|06:44||Blues In O||Instrumental|
|09:05||Cause We've Ended As Lovers (Lyricon)||Instrumental|
|Carl Filipiak||Guitar, Production|
|Dennis Chambers||Drums (1, 2, 3, 5, 8)|
|Will Calhoun||Drums (4, 7)|
|John Thomakos||Drums (6)|
|Bob Berg||Sax (2)|
|Gary Thomas||Sax (7)|
|Dave Fairall||Sax (1)|
|Gary Grainger||Bass (3, 4, 6, 7, 8)|
|Lamont T. Battle||Bass (1, 2, 5)|
|Paul Soroka||Keyboards, Lyricon|
|John Grant||Engineering, Production|
|Bob Canale||Graphics, Design|
|Irene Filipiak||Art Direction, Production|
|Recorded at Secret Sound Studios, Baltimore, MD 1996-'97.
Mastered at AirShow, Inc., Springfield, VA.