CDs: original releases This page features several CDs that Stevan recorded over the years. They range from classical to jazz to Latin. If you are looking for a specific CD and it is not listed on this page, please review other categories in the left menu column or email us with your question. We will continue to add more CDs and sheet music to this site in coming days!
By Stevan Pasero
This new collection of recordings features Stevan's favorite studio tracks over the past 10 years. There's 19 songs on this album ranging from classical to flamenco to jazz to Latin to popular works.
Song List: 1. Romanza de Amor (from Romantica), 2. Cavatina (Theme from Deer Hunter) (from Milango de Amor) 3. Besame Mucho, 4. Carmen (Habanera), 5. Trois Gymnopédies: Gymnopedie No. 1 (from Guitar Heartsongs), 6. Medley: The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 8, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter)" II. Largo|The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 1 in E Major, Op. 8, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring): I. Allegro, 7. How Insensitive, 8. Suite Bergamasque: III. Clair de Lune, 9. Cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: X. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, 10. Georgia, 11. Ellens Gesang III, D839, Op. 52: No. 6, Ave Maria, 12. Malaguena Fantasia, 13. Dindi, 14. Canon and Gigue in D Major: I. Canon, 15. The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: II. March of the Wooden Soldiers, 16. Unforgettable. 17. Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act I, No. 2, Waltz in a Major, 18. Black Orpheus (Manha de Carnival), 19. Soleares Enrique (guitar and percussion)
"Clarity and finesse that reveals his genius." – Rhapsody
Twelve Shades of Night By Stevan Pasero, featuring bassist Sascha Jacobsen, the Musical Art Quintet (strings), Felix de Lola (cajon & palmas) and Colin Douglas (drums & percussion)
Twelve Shades of Night was written in 12 months, recorded in 12 weeks, mixed in 12 days, and was inspired by the 12 hours of night.
This new album of original compositions, due on November 22, 2010, integrates Stevan's love of Brazilian, Spanish & American music along with bossa nova, rhumba, flamenco, classical and jazz styles. Stevan's new ensemble features his dynamic acoustic trio (guitar, bass and drums) with the rhythmic cadences of Felix de Lola on cajon & palmas, the Latin syncopations of Colin Douglas on drums, and the lush string ensemble of the Musical Art Quintet featuring the brilliant string arranger and bassist Sascha Jacobsen.
Jambossa is the newest release by Stevan Pasero (2009) and is performed by the Stevan Pasero Trio featuring John Anttila on drums, bassists Paul Eastburn, Sascha Jacobsen and Perry Thoorsell, and includes guest percussionist Rene Escovedo. Jambossa is a fusion of jazz, bossa nova, rhumba, flamenco, tango and classical styles and is truly one of a kind. The sound for this recording came from Stevan jamming and gigging over the years with some his closest friends: Christopher Bock, Richard Patterson, John Anttila, Enrique Ruiz de Luzuriaga, Freddy Clarke and Ray Bock, and after years of recording and performing Latin, jazz, Spanish, rock and classical music. According to Stevan, “It's exciting to blend several of my favorite music genres (jazz, bossa nova, flamenco, classical) while playing specific finger style techniques (rasqueado, apoyando, libre, arpeggio). It’s called “mashing,”. Songs are: Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Moondance, Carmen, Georgia, Besame Mucho, Black Orpheus, Unforgettable, Stairway to Heaven, How Insensitive, Gymnopedie Waltz, Dindi, What a Wonderful World.
“Pasero brings a tonal clarity to his playing that takes it a notch or two above the level of simple dexterity!” - All Music Guide
Pasero & Patterson features charismatic duet and solo arrangements of well known works and original compositions. Tracks: Milonga de Amor (Pasero & Patterson), Cuba Libre (Pasero & Patterson), Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod), La Cumparsita (Trad.), Verano Porteno (Piazzolla), Malaguena Fantasia (Trad.), Prayer for the Rainforest (Pasero), Meadowsong )r. Patterson), Perpetual Passion (Pasero), Cavatina (s. Meyers), Tango de Luna (S. Pasero).
"Some of the concert was simply astonishing, while other moments were poignant!" - The Herald -Argus, Robert Dure "Pasero & Patterson are two of America's great virtuoso guitarists" - Goldstar
Guitar Masterpieces includes transcriptions of timeless masterworks, along with four original compositions by Stevan Pasero. Tracks: Symphony No. 5 (Beethoven), Malaguena Fantasia (Lecuona/Pasero), Perpetual Passion (Pasero), Bolero (Ravel), Romanza de Amor (Trad.), Carmen/Habanera (Bizet), The Wedding Night/Sanctissimo (Pasero), Peter and the Wolf (Prokofiev), Grande Preludio (Pasero), Esteso Scherzando (Pasero).
"Guitar Masterpieces showcases the virtuoso playing of this excellent guitarist!" Backroad Music/Heartbeats
Guitar Heartsongs features transcriptions of well known ballets, operas and masterworks, as well as four original compositions by Stevan Pasero. Tracks: Sleeping Beauty (Tchaikovsky), Symphony No. 25 (Mozart), Nen (Pasero), Clare de Lune (Debussy), So Red (Pasero), Swan Lake (Tchaikovsky), Gymnopedie No. 1 (Satie), Sonata in E Minor (Scarlatti), Gitana/Gypsy Woman (Pasero), Romeo & Juliet (Tchaikovsky), Venice Beach (Pasero).
"Some of the greatest guitar music of all time!" - KKHI, San Farncisco
Songs for the Wild features lively, energetic songs by Stevan Pasero and Christopher Bock. Their ensemble includes percussion, drums, bass, keyboards and sax. Tracks: Her Flying Horses, House of Sun, She Lives Inside, My Wild Gypsy, Preservation Trance, Our Midnight Serenade, Dark Eyed Samba, Nanigo, Danza de Pasion, Wild Calm, Elements of Balance.
"Amazing forte...having finally seen Pasero 'live' I can testify that he is one excellent musician onstage!" - The Gavin Report / K. Zimmerman
Seasons is a best-selling collection of melodic original compositions featuring guitar, light percussion and woodwinds. Tracks: Prayer for the Rainforest, Blue Moon Red Nights, Dance of the Iguana, Road to Half Moon Bay, Bells of Spring, Sisters of Paradise, Valley of the Archer, Solstice of Stars, Tango de Luna, My Wild Rose, Waves at Turtle Bay, Silhouettes of Dawn, Dolphin Diaries, Pavanne for a New Born.
"Lovely melodies; passionate, exquisite guitar adroitness...I love this guy's talent!" - The MAC Report
ZBRA is an upbeat, highly syncopated recording by guitarist Stevan Pasero, percussionist Christopher Bock and their six piece ensemble performing original, adult contemporary, instrumental pop compositions. Tracks: ZBRA Walk, Zu Tu Talk, A Night in Seville, El Granada, Call of the Wild, No Town, Bareback, Hip Swing, Blue Room, Tonga Hop.
"A brash and fortunately very talented guitarist!" - Mix Magazine
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