Brian Tarquin the Multi Emmy Award winning composer/guitarist has established himself as a top rate TV composer/recording artist and owner of Jungle Room Studios. In 2002, 2003 and 2005 he won Emmys for “Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series” and has been nominated for an Emmy 6 times. Tarquin has been honored by the SESAC Network Television Performance Award as well as appearing on the Billboard Charts and having several Top 10 Smooth Jazz Radio hits on Instinct records. He has appeared on over 32 releases, selling over 140,000 records in his career. In 2006, Tarquin opened his own boutique record label called BHP MUSIC/Guitar Trax specializing in instrumental guitar music. The label released the Guitar Master Series featuring guitar legends: Jeff Beck, BB King, Santana, Jimmy Page, Joe Satriani, Zakk Wylde, Stanley Clarke, Billy Sheehan & Steve Vai.
Cleopatra Records Releases Guitars For Wounded Warriors CD
featuring Steve Morse, Billy Sheehan, Hal Lindes, Bumblefoot
“...incredible and innovative guitar playing” - Hal Lindes of Dire Straits
Los Angeles, CA - From veteran multi-Emmy Award winningproducer/composerBrian Tarquin comes this very special project featuring an incredible cast of musical virtuosos playing their hearts out for America’s fallen soldiers! Tarquin produced, engineered and composed 'Guitars For Wounded Warriors', which showcases Tarquin's guitar prowess on every song along side such world-class shredders as Steve Morse, Billy Sheehan, Gary Hoey, Bumblefoot (Gun n Roses), Reb Beach (Whitesnake), Hal Lindes (Dire Straits), Chris Poland (Megadeth) and Chuck Loeb. The album features exclusively released tracks inspired by those military soldiers who have fought for country.
The Multi Emmy Award winning composer/guitarist Brian Tarquin has established himself as a top rate TV composer/recording artist and owner of Jungle Room Studios. In 2002, 2003 and 2005 he won an “Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series” and has been nominated for an Emmy 6 times. In 2006 SESAC honored him with the Network Television Performance Award. Tarquin first graced the Top 20 Billboard Charts back in 1997 with the commercial release; 'This is Acid Jazz, Vol. 2' on Instinct Records, followed by several solo jazz albums, which charted Top 10 at Contemporary Jazz Radio in the late 90's. From 1996 to 2001, Brian recorded four solo albums, 'Ghost Dance', 'Last Kiss Goodbye', 'Soft Touch' and 'High Life' and has appeared in over 32 releases, selling over 140,000 records in his career.
“What an honor to be part of this album, to play alongside many of the best players out there! Had a blast trading solos with Brian Tarquin!! And best of all, this album supports an important cause, Wounded Warriors. Love to our Warriors, and to everyone for their support.” - Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal of Guns N Roses
“Absolute perfection!!” - Reb Beach of Whitesnake & Winger
“It is an honor to be a part of this cause. I was just turning drafting age at the end of the Vietnam War, and I still remember that the returning military weren't always treated with the greatest respect. For our modern, volunteer military, we hopefully have learned to show our respect and gratitude. They don't set the policy, but they set the standards.” - Steve Morse
“I had a blast playing bass on Black Hawk! It's a cool riff that pushes the songinto a slick overdrive. Nice! Also, and more importantly, the cause it supports is supremely important to me and I'm honored to contribute to our brave soldiers in any way possible. Glad to be involved in this wonderful project!” - Billy Sheehan
“It's challenging, but always fun working with Brian. I feel we both have similar taste in music and in our approach to creating it. We are both searching for that elusive tone or phrase.” - Chris Poland of Megadeth
“I had a lot of fun playing on it, The Band killed....!” - Chuck Loeb
“When Brian Tarquin sent me the song 'Baghdad' to play on I instantly loved it, very Black Sabbath feel. Brian killed it! 5 Licks To Hell by Brian Tarquin is a very riff driven song ala Dio/Sabbath we do some crazy trade off leads Brian is the real deal!” - Gary Hoey
“I'm honored and proud to be part of this!” - Alex De Rosso of Dokken
“A huge credit to Brian for giving us…and the other artists appearing here…the ability to practice their craft freely. That vibe resonates deeply with the concept behind this release: recognizing those who’ve fought and were wounded defending our freedom. Here’s to all the freedom fighters that enrich our lives…and our art.” - The Flyin' Ryan Brothers
“ 'Freedom' is freaking awesome...Love the tone from Brian Tarquin & Steve Morse. Thank you for giving Floyd Rose guitars that kind of exposure.” - Mike Plunkett from Floyd Rose
1. Black Hawk feat. Billy Sheehan
2. Taliban Terror feat. Bumblefoot & Rob Beach
3. Charlie Surfs feat. Chris Poland
4. 5 Klicks To Hell feat. Gary Hoey
5. Surgical Strike feat. The Flyin’ Ryan Brothers
6. Hunting feat. Chris Poland
7. Baghdad feat. Gary Hoey
8. Broken Arrow feat. Alex De Rosso
9. Sand & Blood feat. Hal Lindes
10. Escape Kabul feat. Chuck Loeb
11. Freedom feat. Steve Morse
CLEOPATRA RECORDS, Inc.
11041 Santa Monica Blvd #703
Los Angeles CA 90025
Star-Studded Ensemble Of Contemporary Jazz Players Join Together For The Ultra
Melodic Smooth Jazz Cafe! Featuring Frank Gambale, Chuck Loeb,
Hal Lindes, Brian Tarquin, & Denny Jiosa
Los Angeles, CA - Pull up a chair, grab a cup of joe and get ready to hear some of the most lush, harmonious jazz guitarists around at the Smooth Jazz Cafe! This new project, set to be released September 30 on Purple Pyramid Records, features Australian jazz fusion great Frank Gambale, former Dire Straits guitarist Hal Lindes, Stan Getz sideman and current member of Fourplay, Chuck Loeb, and the Grammy nominated Denny Jiosa. And the whole thing is helmed by the supremely talented, multi-Emmy winning Brian Tarquin, who wrote all of the songs and produced the album as well as performs on it.
Hal Lindes waxes poetic about the project and its leader, calling Tarquin a “supreme maestro of the Gold Top and Marshall Stack” and describes the Smooth Jazz Cafe album as “an exquisite journey fueled by steel and wood, glowing hot tubes and Celestion speakers being pushed to their limit and beyond.”
Denny Jiosa shares “Brian and I met several years ago at the Gavin Smooth Jazz radio convention when we had simultaneous hit records.
Great melody, tasteful playing, warm tones, and smooth grooves are always delivered by Brian! I am honored and excited to trade musical lines with such a versatile player!”
And finally, Chuck Loeb offers “I had a lot of fun playing on it. The band killed!”
1. Zoot Suit featuring Chuck Loeb
2. Peg featuring Chuck Loeb
3. Swift Kick featuring Chuck Loeb
4. Yorkville featuring Chuck Loeb
5. The Big Sleep featuring Hal Lindes
6. On The Brick feat. Brian Tarquin
7. Hiptster featuring Denny Jiosa
8. Frolic Room feat. Brian Tarquin
9. Birdbrain featuring Hal Lindes
10. Boogie Man feat. Brian Tarquin
11. Chrome Dome featuring Denny Jiosa
12. The Dutchess feat. Brian Tarquin
13. Spanish Harlem featuring Frank Gambale
14. Drugstore Cowboy feat. Brian Tarquin
15. Nowheresville feat. Brian Tarquin
CD / Album Review: Brian Tarquin & Heavy Friends
– Guitars for Wounded Warriors
Review by Joseph Timmons: Xombiewoof Magazine
It is said that a man’s courage is not judged by the way commands, but by the way he defends. It today’s world there is turmoil, grief and war… the devastation is immense and there are men and women of this country that give everything, sometimes all, to defend our way of life. They leave young, bright and energetic, only to return worn and aged well beyond their years, often scarred beyond sight, we have come to call these heroes “Wounded Warriors”, the silent centurions that make it possible for us to sleep safely and love our freedoms. The sacrifice of these people is far greater than some of us could imagine, yet they give without reward, until now.
Brian Tarquin & Heavy Friends – Guitars for Wounded Warriors is a stunning and highly emotional instrumental tribute to those brave souls that came home, and those that did not and is without words a story that tells the tale of every lost solder from every conflict with every note of each string touched. This album was created, composed, produced by Brian Tarquin and with an amazing repertory of Guitar legends Billy Sheehan, Steve Morse, Bumblefoot, Red Beach, Gary Hoey, Chris Poland, Hal Lindes, Chuck Loeb, Alex De Rosso and the Flyin’ Ryan Bros, bring forth in a musical majesty a symphonic thank you and salute to the people that are all too often forgotten, yet never stay from duty and service.
Each artist is featured in various tracks as the lead, but they work together, a “Band of Brothers” with no compromise, Guitars for Wounded Warriors is not only a great collection of premier artists do what they love to do, but doing it for the love of the ideal that all are created equal, and all have the right to be remembered for their contribution to this grand experiment called America and for all that are proud to salute this nations principles of Life, Liberty and Truth.
I may be waxing poetic, but this album stirs the very heart of the listener, the musical imagery is indescribable and the emotional context fills you with thoughts of glory as well as compassion, nobility and grace to shed a tear for our defenders of peace.
I strongly recommend this album for the Guitar Music and Instrumental enthusiast, lovers of great music and for those that believe in the values we hold dear, the values that the warriors defend daily.