Fast approaching one million units sold in the United States alone and boasting a bevy of radio hits, Grammy-nominated guitarist Craig Chaquico is one of contemporary jazz's hottest commodities. Inspired by the expression 'jazz noon' (AKA midnight), the tunes on Chaquico's new album "Midnight Noon" explore what happens as day turns to night, Chaquico draws upon a wide range of styles - jazz, 1950s be-bop, Latin, and, of course, rock from his days as the lead gutiarist for Jefferson Starship - and incorporates some 50 different guitars into ten groove filled tracks. Chaquico writes, "Each of the songs on "Midnight Noon" are made to get you thinking by combining styles, concepts, or instruments that may seem, at first blush, a little unusual. There's the combination of classic rock and classical Spanish guitar on "Always With You", city skyscrapers meets unbridled spirits on "Outlaw In The City", or finding a silver lining in "My Boyfriend's Wedding". I hope it spurs your imagination."
|04:31||Her Boyfriend's Wedding||Instrumental|
|06:02||Always With You||Vocal|
|04:28||Dia Del Zorro *||Instrumental|
|04:45||Girls' Night Out||Instrumental|
|05:38||Outlaw In The City||Instrumental|
|Craig Chaquico||Guitars, Production, Art Direction, Photography, Mixing|
|Ozzie Ahlers||Keyboards, Production, Mixing|
|Jim Reitzel||Bass, Engineering|
|Ramone Yslas||Percussion on "El Gato"|
|Bill Heller||Additional Keyboards, Drum Programming Loops, Musical Arrangements, Additional Production|
|April Hendrix||Vocals on "Always With You"|
|William Aura||Associate Production, Sound Design, Mixing, Mastering|
|Dave Roberts||MOTU Digital Engineering, Editing, Mixing Assistance|
|Chris Verespej||Art Direction, Design, Photography|
|George D. Bates||Photography|
|Bruce Sullivan||Project Management|
|Recorded at Lunatunes, Ashland, OR, Ozworld, Novato, CA, Heller Studios, Long Island, NY, Oak View Hotel, Room #224, Oak View, CA and Moon Dog Studios, Alameda, CA.
Mixed at Auravision Studio, Ojai, CA.
Mastered at Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA.
Make-up and styling by Anja Epkis, Arturo Everett and Chris Michna.