PRODUCER Stevan has produced hundreds of albums for various artists around the world which includes several award-winning titles. He has also produced music & multimedia projects for some of the most brand conscious companies in the world - including a series of 20 CDs for National Geographic and projects for Google, eBay, Bravo, Discovery Channel, Tommy Bahama, Pottery Barn, Sharper Image and more. Some of these recordings are listed below. Stevan is in high demand as a record producer and has his own studio in Northern California called Granada Studios - http://www.granadastudios.com
National Geographic Music Series: Spain - Flamenco Passion and Gypsy Souls - Emerging from the throes of Spain's turbulent history is the passion of flamenco, and the majestic nature of the classical guitar. Spain's music is as elaborately textured as its past, and represents a country of multi-dimensional identity. This collection invites you to experience the music as it echoes the aural mosaic of Spanish antiquity. Researched and compiled by Executive Producer Stevan Pasero, this is one-of-a-kind album that accurately depicts the different genres of the regional music of Spain. If you think the music in Spain is limited to only flamenco, this CD will shatter those preconceptions. The uninitiated listener will be surprised that there are several languages and dialects represented on the album, all of which are native to Spain. It is refreshing to hear the celtic, Galician songs of northern Spain also represented on this compilation. The gaita (or bagpipe of northern Spain, in various incarnations) is even heard on the album, which is a wonderful treat. Also featured is the regional music of Madrid, Andalusian, Valencia, Canary Islands and Basque.
National Geographic Music Series: Buenos Aires - The Pulse of Tango - The expressive soul of tango has a simply irresistible style that captures the passions of both music and dance. Feel the pulse of tango, expressing the soul of Buenos Aires. As diverse as the city itself, tango evolved from music and dance traditions of the city's African-Argentinean population, uprooted cowboys, and European immigrants into a style that is simply irresistible. Journey to the heart of Buenos Aires with the enclosed full-color map and educational foldout. Explore the magic behind the region's tango tradition.
There are 19 other albums that Mr. Pasero produced in this series including Ireland, New York, Brazil, New Orleans, Africa, Cuba, Hawaii and more!
Oleta Adams, the sultry voiced soul singer is best known for her powerful rendition of Brenda Russell's "Get Here," which became an anthem for the Gulf War. The funky opening track, "Sweet Side of Life," has smooth jazz written all over it; it's cool (hardly mining the depth of where that voice can go) and just a bit gospel flavored, and features Paul Jackson, Jr. on guitar and a smoky sax solo by Gerald Albright. She turns the familiar "I Can't Live a Day Without You" into a resonant declaration of love. She shows optimism and bluesy hip hope sensibilities on "I Hope You Dance," wistful sorrow on the plaintive "Love Was Spoken Here" and a deep sense of spirituality on the worshipful ballad "In the Beginning." Executive Producers: Stevan Pasero and Don Boyer. Produced by: Ricky Peterson and Peter Wolf.
This is another noteworthy collection by Executive Producer Stevan Pasero featuring an all-star class of guitar virtuosos such as Strunz & Farah, Ottmar Liebert, Peppino D'Agostino, David Tannenbaum, Freddy Clarke, Lafrry Coryell, Badi Assad, John Abercrombie, Alex De Grassi, Richard Patterson, Chris Spheeris, Roger Espinoza, Los Ninos de Sara, as well as Stevan Pasero himself. This beautiful compilation highlights lush, seductive songs that vary in tempo from spicy to slow. Rhythmic, romantic and passionate, these spirited selections are truly inspirational - especially if you love guitar - who doesn't!!!! OTHER SIMILAR CDs BY SUGO MUSIC and Executive Producer Stevan Pasero are: Guitarra Caliente, ZBRA, Songs for the Wild, Hemispheres, Caravan, Romantica, National Geographic Destination Spain.
This spectacular collection of songs features some of the most impressive vocalists in the world. Blending the alluring sounds of classic opera, contemporary pop and world music elements, this CD showcases breathtaking performances of memorable repertoire performed by Salvatore Licitra, Marcello Alvarez, Sarah Brightman, Mario Frangoulis, Izzy, Bobby McFerrin & Yo-Yo Ma, Charlotte Church and more.
This fiery collection of songs, produced by Stevan Pasero and Sugo Music for Sharper Image, showcases some of the hottest flamenco nuevo acoustic guitarists of our time. Full of exotic, powerful and exhilarating performances, these rhythmic Latin guitar favorites will light a fire in your soul. Now's your chance to experience some of the world's most exciting and dynamic guitar music - all on one album. OTHER CDS OF INTEREST from executive producer Stevan Pasero includes Guitar Heartsongs Acoustic Melodia, Caravan, Hemispheres, Twelve Shades of Night, Danza de Amor, Milonga de Amor.
Featuring some of the best Latin musicians in the United States, Stevan Pasero produced and recorded this CD several years ago. Note: With its variety of foreign influences, the mambo, which means "conversation with the gods", is a Cuban-originated rhythm with a rich history. Distinctively different in its beat and with more syncopation than the rhumba, this Afro-Cuban dance genre was quite popular during the 1940s and became part of the big band sound of the 1950s. The mambo is currently enjoying a renewed popularity due to the number of films featuring this beloved dance. That enthusiasm is beautifully reflected here.
Festival of Four features the amazing artistry of flutist Viviana Guzman and guitarists Richard Patterson, Marc Teicholz and Guillermo Rios. From the fiery Rhumbas of Spain to the sultry Afro-Cuban rhythms of the Caribbean, Danza de Amor will take you on a passionate journey throughout exotic world cultures. This CD was produced by Stevan Pasero at Granada Studios in 1999. Stevan has also performed as a guest artist with this group on several occasions. Band Members are: Richard Patterson, the founder of Festival of Four, brings 15 years of international concert experience to the group. Trained in Spain, Mr Patterson is on the faculty of the college of Notre Dame and is the Director of the Omni Guitar Series in San Francsisco. Viviana Guzman is from Chile. Viviana earned her Masters degree from the Julliard School of Music and as performed with acclaimed orchestras all over the world. Marc Teicholz was classically trained at the Yale School of Music. An international award winning guitarist, he has appeared as the featured soloist in Russia, Portugal, Spain and the U.S. Mr. Teicholz is a faculty member of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Guillermo Rios is the first Flamenco artist to ever be awarded the Ford Foundation Composition Grant. He has been performing around the world with Spain's leading Flamenco artists for seventeen years.
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