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Thursday, September 22, 2011


Cambalache is now on iTunes and cdbaby too.

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Friday, September 16, 2011

I'll have soon my second album, Cambalache, on cdbaby too. Check it out!

Both CDs, Alquimia and Cambalache, were reposing in a locker, and I thought this was perhaps a good time to give them a second opportunity...
I am now on CDBaby...as well as on iTunes, Verizon, Amazon MP3, Tradebit, GreatIndieMusic...

Preview and buy on iTunes.

Michel Canada: Alquimia (feat. Jose Alvarez)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Jazz classics chord-melody style

Even if my main playing nowadays is oriented to modern jazz, including Free (I'll post some recordings soon), lastly I am interested in learning the chord-melody jazz guitar technique, and these 3 jazz gems (Blue in green by Miles Davis, 'Round midnight by Thelonius Monk and Oblivion by Astor Piazzola) are some of my first victims with this playing option.

I guess that you must know the rule, if you want to be able to break it...

Anyway, I hope I can publish many more very soon.
Jazz classics chord-melody style by michelcanada

Saturday, September 10, 2011

My gear:

The last years, I tried to reduce the number of my guitars. I am definitely not a collector and much more of a player...

I am very happy with my Eastman er0e for it is the most comfortable acoustic (electric-acoustic) guitar I ever played. It sounds so nice too...(Chek it out in "Three interleaved little stories")

I have a wonderful 2007 Jaen Jamaica, which is hand made by a great Spanish archtop maker, Fernando Alonso http://www.guitarrasjaen.com/
This is undoubtedly a fine instrument, which can go from very acoustic to more electric tones, but always with that nice fat woody thought-after jazz sound.
It's very comfortable as well, and a real fun to play.

I own also one Evelio Domínguez hand made Spanish guitar, built according to my specs...sort of a hybrid Classical/Flamenco instrument.

And, last but not least, an Ibanez GB15, with its delicious Prestige neck and its percussive sound...

As for amps, I currently use one ZT Club12, one Phil Jones CUB100, two Roland Cube60, one Polytone MegaBrute and one Roland AC60.

Compositions from the 80s, performed and recorded in the 90s, with one of the first digital audio workstations (Digidesign's SoundTools II)
I did everything, from composing to mastering, including arranging, producing, programming, performing, recording, mixing, etc...but the mandolin and the harp which were played by José Álvarez. Alquimia by michelcanada
Compositions from the 90s.
I did everything, i.e. composing, arranging, performing, producing, recording, mixing, mastering, etc...
Recorded, mixed and masterized in the late 90s with a Mac, Logic and a 2 inputs audiomidi interface...
Cambalache by michelcanada