The Music of Raul Abella
Listen and find out the auditory sensation of pure digital sound. Effects that made the sound so real as you felt you were hearing the sound of a real band or orchestra. With the unique melodies and graceful arrangements were exquisite.
All instrumental music were composed, played, arranged, MIDI programmed and recorded by Raul Abella. All the sounds except the guitars were MIDI stands for Musical Instruments Digital Interface which introduced by Roland Corp. since 1980's.
This Filipino composer mixes the agile rhythms and beachy vibe of his native islands with more orthodox Latin jazz and the crossover stylings of Santana and Jeff Beck. Abella's likeable pieces read like a retracing of the departure points that set fusion's course. from Editor's Review of Download.com Music 2005 All Rights Reserved.
Cover Design Info
The art of the image is an overlay & transparency design of 5 pictures
1st picture was the beach & the scenic sunset. Photo taken when I was in Paradise Cove, Hawaii 2003 by Jeremiah de los Reyes
2nd picture was the Roland Equipment
3rd picture was the Acoustic Nylon Strings Guitar
4th picture was me wearing a latin style band uniform clothes
5th picture was the historic 1521 Magellan's Cross
Designed & edited by Raul Abella
Born on 3rd of Nov. in 1953 and I started playing guitar since I was 8 yrs. old, it was only for fun, 'til 1969 when my father died of bowel cancer and I was only 16 yrs. old then, later I joined in the band, 'til it became a job, Just fortunate I was at the right time when music was so popular and I was doing what I love to do in life. 1969-2003 worked as a musician was sometime's extremely good and sometime's extremely bad, like a roller coaster ride going up & down compared to a stable job but I'm happy because I love music very much since my childhood. Some people think I'm a music freak. Now I'm a music arranger, composer, MIDI programmer and my love of guitar playing. Music is my life.............
These were my experiences;
I've been taught in music whilst working under the baton of late Dencio Lazo & his orchestra performing in the nightclub (basement of Magellan International Hotel). He was my teacher, a band leader, bassist, all saxes, kbd & arranger. After his guidance & helpful techniques,
I've played and worked on guitar, bass, drums, percussions & keyboards with cover bands and we played music of Carlos Santana, Malo, Santa Esmeralda, Blood Sweat & Tears, Chicago, Ides of March, Tower Of Power, Earth, Wind and Fire & etc..
1975 became a member in one of the bands of the best trumpeter Kiko Gatchalian.
When I became a qualified lead guitarist in 1984 I've played and worked the guitar licks of Carlos Santana, Larry Carlton, Jeff Beck, Pink Floyd, Eagles, Mark Knofler, Van Halen, George Benson, Richie Blackmore, Jimmy Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Lynyrd Skynyrd & etc. in Beefy's Cabin, Hong Kong 84-89.
Since 1969 to 2003 I worked or played live with big bands, four piece bands, duo & solo.
My Composition and Arrangement Influences were from John Williams, Quincy Jones, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and more..
My Guitar Influences were from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Carlos Santana, Larry Carlton, Jeff Beck, Pink Floyd, Eagles, Mark Knofler, Van Halen, George Benson, Ritchie Blackmore, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Al Di Meola, Lee Ritenour & etc.
My Drums Influences were from Billy Cobham, Steve Gadd, Ringo Starr, Buddy Rich
My Bass Influences were from Stanley Clark, Jaco Pastorius, Larry Graham, Abe Laboriel
Acoustic Nylon Strings Guitar, Music Man's Bass Guitar & Electric Guitar and Roland equipments and variety of MIDI programs interface.
For once in our lifetime Please give us a chance to prove it as there is no other second chance when We're gone...
My All-Time Favourite Movies & Music; Cecil B. De Mille's The Ten Commandments, George Lucas' Star Wars, Andy & Larry Wachowski's The Matrix, John Williams' All Star Wars Music, David Foster's Music & Chet Atkins' Guitar Solo.
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The year 2000 I've been operated of bowel cancer like my father before me. And a million thanks to Dr. Andrew Gatenby M.B., B.S. (Hons), F.R.C.S.EDIN, F.R.A.C.S. COLO-RECTAL SURGEON, Dr. Stephen Della-Fiorentina M.B., B.S. (Hons), F.R.A.C.P. Medical Oncologist, Doctors, Nurses, the cancer organizations of their extremely precious, valuable, important life-saving advanced treatment called "Chemotherapy".