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Guitarist Ken Navarro explores his influences, recordings and more on this podcast series. Also, be sure to check out Ken's music in the iTunes Music Store.

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Guitarist Ken Navarro explores his influences, recordings and more on this podcast series. Also, be sure to check out Ken's music in the iTunes Music Store.

    Ken & drummer Greg Grainger - Recording the drums for "When We Dance”

    Ken & drummer Greg Grainger - Recording the drums for "When We Dance”

    Drummer Greg Grainger has been working with Ken for over 25 years but this is the first time they have sat down to have an in-depth discussion about recording the drums for Ken's latest hit song "When We Dance" from his 25th album "Into The Light" and much more. Along the way they discussed drumming, the recording process, the music business and playing and touring with Whitney Houston for her first world tour in 1988.

    “When We Dance”” is one of the 11 new songs from Navarro’s new album for 2020, “Into The Light”. This is Navarro’s 25th album and it features over 20 musicians contributing to Ken’s new music including bassists Gary Grainger & John Patitucci, drummers Greg Grainger, Bruce Guttridge & Dave Weckl, keyboardist Jay Rowe, harpist Lori Andrews & saxophonist Tony Craddock Jr. to name a few.

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    "Dancing Waters" - In the Studio w/drummer Bruce Guttridge

    "Dancing Waters" - In the Studio w/drummer Bruce Guttridge

    “Dancing Waters” is one of the 11 new songs from Navarro’s new album for 2020, “Into The Light”. This is Navarro’s 25th album and it features over 20 musicians contributing to Ken’s new music including bassists Gary Grainger & John Patitucci, drummers Greg Grainger, Bruce Guttridge & Dave Weckl, keyboardist Jay Rowe, harpist Lori Andrews & saxophonist Tony Craddock Jr. to name a few. For this podcast , Ken spoke with virtuoso drummer Bruce Guttridge about recording his drum part for this uniquely beautiful song in 13/8 time.

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    "Green Chile Stew" - In the Studio w/saxophonist Tony Craddock Jr.

    "Green Chile Stew" - In the Studio w/saxophonist Tony Craddock Jr.

    “Green Chile Stew” is one of the 11 new songs from Navarro’s new album for 2020, “Into The Light”. This is Navarro’s 25th album and it features over 20 musicians contributing to Ken’s new music including bassists Gary Grainger & John Patitucci, drummers Greg Grainger, Bruce Guttridge & Dave Weckl, keyboardist Jay Rowe, harpist Lori Andrews & saxophonist Tony Craddock Jr. to name a few. For this podcast , Ken spoke with soprano saxophonist Tony Craddock Jr. about recording his saxophone parts for this funky, bluesy gem.

    • 24 min
    "When We Dance" - Behind the Scenes w/Ken Navarro

    "When We Dance" - Behind the Scenes w/Ken Navarro

    “When We Dance” is one of the 11 new songs from Navarro’s new album for 2020, “Into The Light”. This is Navarro’s 25th album and it features over 20 musicians contributing to Ken’s new music including bassists Gary Grainger & John Patitucci, drummers Greg Grainger, Bruce Guttridge & Dave Weckl, keyboardist Jay Rowe, harpist Lori Andrews & saxophonist Tony Craddock Jr. to name a few. For this podcast about the making of the song “When We Dance”, Ken listens to the song with you and takes you behind the scenes to explore the musicians and their contributions to “When We Dance”, Ken’s composing process and ultimately what the song means to him.

    A Tribute to composer and pianist Lyle Mays - A special edition podcast

    A Tribute to composer and pianist Lyle Mays - A special edition podcast

    When Lyle Mays passed away on February 10, 2020 at the age of 66, Ken and his friend, long time band mate and keyboardist Jay Rowe, both immediately knew they wanted and needed to pay tribute to this great musician who had influenced them both deeply for over 4 decades. Through his own music and recordings along with his contributions to the compositions, recordings and performances of The Pat Metheny Group, Lyle changed Ken's musical life and direction more than once. Included are excerpts from "San Lorenzo”,, "First Circle", "Lakes", "Ozark" and "Minuano".

    • 51 min
    Ken previews his new album for 2020 "Into The Light"

    Ken previews his new album for 2020 "Into The Light"

    Top charting and award winning guitarist Ken Navarro is releasing his 25th album “Into The Light” on February 21, 2020. Ken takes you behind the scenes in this preview of some of the 11 new songs. Featuring Navarro's brilliant acoustic & electric guitar work throughout, the new album for 2020 features over 20 musicians contributing to Ken’s new music including bassists Gary Grainger & John Patitucci, drummers Greg Grainger, Bruce Guttridge & Dave Weckl, keyboardist Jay Rowe and saxophonist Tony Craddock Jr..

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