Vintage guitar magazine – July 2017 – Music Review
The combo of two acoustic guitars and what could be considered modern-day standards seems on first blush like a recipe for a pretty common record. With a duo as talented and imaginative as Liza Carbe and J.P. Durand, though, it’s not plain in any way.
The real beauty in this album, aside from the obvious talents of the duo, are familiar tunes getting a onceover. Not content to let “Blackbird” fall into acoustic cliche-land, they state the familiar melody, but then solo gloriously over it. Same goes for the old warhorse, “Scarborough Fair”, breathing new life into the song with rolling minor chords and punchy soloing.
They wind their way through familiar tunes like “Isn’t She Lovely”, “Wichita Lineman”, and “Paint It Black” in much the same way, infusing them with flamenco flourishes, dazzling improvisations, and emotional readings of the familiar melodies.
There are also several originals written by the duo that maintain the same integrity and surprise. The guitarists know each other’s steps and the melodies and solos in the original tunes are instantly memorable and hummable.
This album is one of the year’s surprise delights.
Hire Carbé and Durand
We are available for live performances, sessions, scoring or production.
If you would like us to perform as the Carbe and Durand Duo or with our group Incendio please contact us.
If you would like us to play guitar or bass on a project, you can send us your track and we will record all the parts in our studio and send it back. All the acoustic and electric guitars as well as bass and a few other instruments were done by us at our studio. We are set up to record quality tracks in a timely manner. We also know some amazing musicians that we hire for our projects. If you’d like us to record the drums, strings, horns or just about anything else we can do that and send you the tracks.
Do you have a project that you would like produced? We have produced numerous artists over the years that range wildly in styles. Whether you live near by or across the world, we can work with you to produce a track or full CD of your music. We pride ourselves in bringing out the sound in the artist.
Do you have a movie that you would like us to score or a track that you’d like us to write? With over 20 years of experience of writing music for TV and film, as well as a studio with all of the latest goodies, we are ready to be a part of your project.
Carbé and Durand’s youtube channel: Youtube channel for Carbé and Durand videos.
Incendio’s official website: The home for all of our Incendio-related activities, with video, audio, and eye-pleasing graphics.
Incendio’s youtube channel : Youtube channel for Incendio videos.
Incendio’s Facebook page : Keep up-to-date on what we’re up to.
Liza’s official website : Find out more about Liza and her music.
Nino Carbé’s website (Liza’s dad)
A website dedicated to Liza’s father, Nino, who was a fantastic fine artist who also did classic work for Disney animation, working on such classics as “Fantasia” and “Pinocchio”.
Jim Stubblefield’s official website : This is the website of our Incendio-partner-in-crime, Jim Stubblefield.
Mark Barnwell’s website : A Spanish guitarist from the UK, who’s latest album features collaborations with members of Incendio, including Liza and JP.
Nicole Falzone’s website: Talented session musician – drummer, percussionist, and vocalist.
Defenders of Wildlife website : A great organisation doing valuable work and well worth supporting.
Wolf Mountain Sanctuary: A great all volunteer educational organization dedicated to the preservation, protection and proper management of wolves in the wild and in captivity.
Hudost’s official site : The spot to get info on our friends and tourmates Hudost – Moksha on vocals and Jemal on guitar and vocals.
California Guitar Trio website : These guys are unbelievable. Go now.
Eric Johnson’s website : Texas’s own Eric Johnson, one of Liza and JP’s favorite guitarists.
Bireli Lagrene’s website : Another favorite guitarist, probably the foremost exponent of Gypsy Jazz in the world right now. And just about anything else.
Tommy Emmanuel’s website : A phenomenal guitarist and fine acquaintance from the road. Check him out.
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