Edo Castro Trio


submitted by GHS Strings Featured Artist
Edo Castro Trio Featuring Bassist/Composer Edo Castro, Guitarist/Composer Michael LaMacchia and Percussionist/Composer Jim Bove The music created by this trio is contemporary but not without it’s acknowledgments to what came before in this tradition. You’ll hear compositions from the Beatles, Neil Young, Pink Floyd, James Taylor as well as originals and some name sake traditional artists from the jazz Genre. There’s no shortage of improvisation and these explorations are bound to leave you amazed. This perhaps is the strongest suit of this trio is there ability to let go, stretch-out musical boundaries and not worry about where it is going. It’s the edge they seek. What is unique to their approach is that they leave bread crumbs of subtle sonic hints to keep the listener engaged; Fragments of the melody can be heard, melodies from other songs drift in and out. At times they just drop what they’re doing and do a complete 180 degree musical about face and forge a new composition. 7 string Bassist/Composer Edo Castro, a native San Franciscan, is steeped in musical history growing up in the Haight-Ashbury during the 60’s he couldn’t help but be influenced the sounds of local rock scene. But it was through his uncle, Remote Pioneer recording engineer Reice Hamel, that Edo was introduced to Jazz. “My uncle Reice gave me my first jazz Albums at the early age of 9 or 10 and I was smitten. I sought out everything I could that had the sound”—That was the catalyst for Edo’s evolution to playing bass. Edo has played on over 25 album projects and has released 3 under his own name with Passion Star Records. He’s also released a self published book of his own compositions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edo_Castro http://www.edocastro.com/ Guitarist/Composer Michael LaMacchia who hails from Kenosha Wisconsin is a long time transplant to the Bay Area. Like Edo, Michael was taken by the sounds of the SF’s own Grateful Dead and other rock bands emerging from that scene. It was the sounds of Pat Metheny that drew Michael into the jazz scene. Taking his roots of rock and pop, Michael has seamlessly melded that into his own unique sound. Michael is also musical director and catalyst for marin county’s “CrossRoads Music school” Since it’s inception he has helped many in the community reach their musical aspirations through classes and performances. http://www.crozzroadzmuzic.com http://michaellamacchia.com Drummer/Composer/Engineer Jim Bove has been a long staple of the Bay Area, also a composer, Audio engineer, he’s involved with many musical projects. In the last 3 years he’s been an essential part of Edo’s trio as well as many other artists in the bay area. His ability to cross pollinate musical genre is seamless. His ear is phenomenal. He can quote a drum riff from a list of songs exactly as they were recorded. https://www.facebook.com/jim.bove.14 https://lucidculture.wordpress.com/tag/jim-bove-drums/ Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edo_Castro http://www.mtv.com/artists/edo-castro/biography/ Reviews http://www.indiemusicdigest.com/Edo%20Castro%20CD%20Review%20on%20INDIE%20MUSIC%20DIGEST.htm http://quartz.he.net/~beyondch/news/index.php?itemid=8671 http://ventsmagazine.com/phoenix-by-edo-castro/ http://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/edocastro http://www.criticaljazz.com/2011/11/edo-castro-sacred-graffiti-passion-star.html http://skopemag.com/2014/05/14/edo-castro-no-boundaries http://beyondchron.org/the-seven-stringed-wonders-of-edo-castro/ http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=795323 http://schedule.noisepop.com/event/2014/06/28/free-edo-castro Book he published http://bassmusicianmagazine.com/2014/01/edo-castros-jazz-compositions-for-small-ensemble/ Record Label he`s with http://www.passionstarmusic.com/edo-castro.html Other websites http://www.conklinguitars.com/artists_edo_castro.html http://www.genzbenz.com/?fa=artist&id=964 http://www.notreble.com/buzz/tag/edo-castro/ http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/edocastro