Antonio Forcione - Tears of Joy (Antonio Forcione)
From the album "Tears of Joy" (2005)
Antonio Forcione's website.
Antonio Forcione (b. 1960) is an Italian guitarist, composer and performer who lives in London where he started recording for Naim, a record label he has been with ever since. As a guitar player, many musicians recognize his qualities and Forcione has toured festivals around the world, double-billing with renowned guitar players such as John McLauglin, John Scofield and Leo Kotke. You'll also see him opening concerts with icons such as Phil Collins, Zuchero, and Jools Holland.
Forcione's talents and innovative approach are not limited to guitar playing only. He has explored his horizons by playing in musical comedy theatre shows, and from 1992-1996 he was musical director of the Olé troupe.
Tears of Joy
"Tears of Joy" on the DALI CD is the title track from the album recorded in 2005. The track features guitars, percussion, cello, and double bass. It sets out with a happy and inviting theme, immediately showcasing Forcione's skills as a guitar player.
The sound of the recording is spacious, with huge detail. Throughout the song, the percussion plays an important role next to Forcione's lead guitar. Together with the subtle double bass, it drives the rhythm and creates a constant feeling of space. At times, the quartet plays loud, pulsating and forceful. At other times, they shift back down to very subtle levels: dynamics play a very important role in this recording.