A February 2017 release by guitarist’s guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel beckons.

Caipi (on Heartcore, the Kurtster’s new label now partnering with Raz Daz) has been 10 years in the making, Rosenwinkel overdubbing multiple rhythm section parts and vocals. Album personnel includes tasteful vocal starlet Amanda Brecker and not to forget Slowhand (the blues and rock deity that is Eric Clapton), and the brilliant Warne Marshian Mark Turner.

Rosenwinkel says: “Writing songs with lyrics has been very much a part of my upbringing. I used to do that a lot. With Caipi, the music asked for that, and so you gotta step up to the plate to do what the music asks you to do. Every once in a while there’s a song that comes through that is a lyric song, so this album just kind of shaped up to be that way. And yeah, it’s definitely something different from my other albums, but for me it was just a matter of doing what the music needed.” 

Over at Razdaz, bassist Avishai Cohen who has had a great year so far including inking an artist deal for his own projects with Sony says: “Kurt is one of my favourite musicians out there and having him join us in this way is exactly what I was hoping for when I formed my label back in 2002.” SG