Emergence can now be bought direct from Carl on CD. Use the above link to pay with paypal. (A paypal account isn't needed and all cards are accepted. Carl will mail it directly to you.) £10 INCL POSTAGE ANYWHERE
You can also buy Absolute Freedom direct from Carl with the above link, also £10 incl postage.
Carl is now also available for lessons via SKYPE. Lessons are £40p/h payable by paypal.
Carl Orr is of the mind that his music can help make the world better. That is naïve to some. But those are the people who need to listen more. A musician has to believe in his music. He must also show a faith in a greater purpose, or his music will not be believable to others. Orr reaches out to believers and non-believers alike. He has already done so on past recordings such as Deep Down and Absolute Freedom. On Emergence he does so again. Orr is joined by a group of gifted musicians. Together they put forth a vision of a world that demands peaceful means to peaceful ends. Carl Orr is one of our finest jazz-rock guitarists and composers. The guitar is his weapon for peace and he knows how to wield it. Orr is a true believer. This is demonstrated on profound tunes of protest, warning, hope and peace. The message of his music will make you believe too.
I was a teenager in the 70s, a small window of time when most homes had a stereo system but no computers, games consoles or even VCRs. My friends and I would spend hours and hours listening to albums by Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Bob Marley………..
During his years in Australia from the 70s to the mid 90s Carl worked with Jackie Orszacky, Dale Barlow, Marcia Hines, Steve Hunter,Wanderlust and James Greening. After moving to London in 1995 he worked with Billy Cobham from 1996-2000 and in that context he performed with Randy Brecker,Ernie Watts,Gary Husband and George Duke. Since then he has been concentrating on his own music as well as working with many other artists including Sean Wayland and Christian Brewer. Carl has 7 cds to his credit and is featured on albums by Billy Cobham, Dale Barlow, Jackie Orszaczky and many others. Carl teaches guitar at Middlesex University and The Academy of Contemporary Music, Guildford.
"Carl Orr is one of our finest jazz-rock guitarists and composers"Walter Kolosky
(Author of the book Power, Passion and Beauty: The Story of the Legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra and Senior Writer for Jazz.com)
"...a masterful guitarist"...Musician magazine.
"a jazz-rock genius" ...Chrissie Murray , Jazz UK.
Now you can use music from Carl's albums for Film and TV via the Back Music Media website.
There can be no true democracy unless the citizens of a country realize that they are sovereign, that they are the main protagonists, and then with wisdom and a strong sense of responsibility, take action based on that realisation. Democracy cannot be useful in its mission unless the people rouse themselves to become more informed and involved, unless they unite; unless they establish an unshakeabke force for justice and keep an eye on the activities of the powerful.
CARL'S THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH
I have found that the best cure for self pity is to do something to help someone else.
BEST LIVE MUSIC I'VE SEEN THIS MONTH
Meshell Ndegeocello at Ronnie Scott's.
In the studio recording Carl's new album