Neon / Mike Clinco
L.A. based guitarist Mike Clinco debuts on WCS with “Neon.” To acquaint you with Mike, he became associated with Lionel Newman of 20th Century Fox as a session guitarist for many films and television shows. A list of the people he has toured and recorded with reads like a Who’s Who of the entertainment industry. He has worked with everyone from Bobby McFerrin to Luciano Pavarotti and Natalie Cole, to name only a few. Stellar sidemen on this project include saxophonist Bob Sheppard, who toured with Chick Corea’s “Origin” for two years, and is featured on Chick Corea’s Grammy nominated CD “Change.” Walt Fowler’s (flugelhorn) credits include working with Billy Childs, James Taylor and Frank Zappa. Acoustic bassist Darek “Oles” Oleszkiewicz’s partial list of collaborations include Brad Mehldau, Billy Higgins, and Pat Metheny. On electric bass, Jimmy Johnson has worked with John Abercrombie, Sergio Mendes, and Lee Ritenour. Drummer Jimmy Branly has past projects with Flora Purim and Airto Moreira as well as Brandon Fields. Charlie Banacos writes in the great liner notes that “This is one of those extraordinary recordings that will please many listeners.” Good advice from someone who knows his stuff!
Mike Clinco / electric and acoustic guitar
Bob Sheppard / tenor and alto saxophone
Walt Fowler / flugelhorn
Darek “Oles” Oleszkiewicz / acoustic bass
Jimmy Johnson / electric bass
Jimmy Branly / drums and percussion