Edo Castro

Music

Edo

by Edo Castro

Released 2008
Released 2008
A blend of Instrumental music that sits between Fusion Jazz, New Age and the ECM Jazz sound. 7 of the 10 tunes on this album were written using a variety of fretted and Fretless multi-stringed basses.
NOTES
Due to the interests of many fans, I've decided to do a re-release
minus 2 songs. I thank you for your continued support and emails. Thank you. Edo

"I love the flow in your melodies.You are a world class
player.Thank you for the music."
9 String Bassist Al Caldwell
http://9stringbass.com/Home/default.htm

"Edo is one of Chicago's Finest"
Chicago Magazine 1989

"...Edo Castro, who's a human armory of strange and wonderful sonic colors. Using a combination of 4-, 5-, 6-, and 7-string basses, a Chapman Stick, and a toy box full of effects, Edo weaves textures that transcend mere rhythmic accompaniment and soar into the arena of orchestration."
Mike Molenda, Editor and Chief Guitar Player Magazine

"Edo Castro is a master bassist. I don't know if he was named for the ancient Japanese city which we now know as Tokyo, but his music is just as artful and unique as the exotic and sensual art of 16th and 17th Century Edo. How do I describe this collection of songs performed on a variety of multi-stringed basses, both fretted and unfretted? Someone said listening to EDO is like giving yourself a "mind massage." That certainly would be an apt description. Hard as it might be to categorize this California-based musician's sound, I find myself totally captivated by it...this sonic journey into the realm of Fusion Jazz, New Age, Lounge-Jazz, and the ECM Jazz sound. You'll hear elements that will remind you of Pat Metheny, or perhaps Andreas Vollenweider, or even David Friesen. EDO is brilliantly produced by Bay Area guitarist Drew Youngs, and features a host of world-class support players, among them well-known drummer Paul Van Wageningen. I especially like the tracks "46 West," "Earthwire" (which has a Koto-like texture to the bass sound) and "Full & Empty," but find that I most enjoy just putting the disc in the player and listening all the way through...for a richly-rewarding, mind-expanding aural experience. If you're looking for exquisitely-performed, impeccably-produced music that will allow you to effortlessly escape the world of the ordinary...and give your sound system a work-out as well...then consider EDO to be a must-have for your music library. ~Scott O'Brien "

Edo's Discography

"Lift" By Greg Lamboy (2007)
"Are we there yet mamma?" by Caroline Aiken (May 2005)
Quiet the Storm by Ilene Adar (2005)
A Pleasant Fiction by Percy Howard and Meridiem (2004)
Suspiciously Blue by Eva Jay Fortune (2004)
Songs Inspired By Literature Chapter 2 (Track 6 with Deborah Pardes 2003)
Party of one by Matt Donner & Donner Party (2001)
Life Copies Movies by The Earthlings
Addicus Finch by Addicus Finch
Dark Comes Light by Crowsong
Times Present, Times Past by Coale Johnson
The Adventures of Franz and Benoventure by Michael La Macchia
Rockets to the New World by David Sobel
Imaginary Line by Jill Knight
A Blessing or a Curse by Deborah Pardes
So Far Gone by Eva Jay Fortune
Louisiana Grail by Enna Deer
Butterfly Blue by Emma King
Shiver
The Earthlings 2

Photography by Sharon Green Photography, Berkeley, CA.

I want to thank Bill Conklin of Conklin Guitars for making me the finest basses on the planet and AccuGroove Bass Cabinets, for making the best Bass speakers that rock this planet.