Guitarist Nicolas Waldo Releases “Vital Elements”
Please describe the new album musically and conceptually.
NW: VITAL ELEMENTS is a contemporary jazz-rock fusion album with several elements of Shred Guitar.
If you had to choose one artist (I know this is hard) but if we had to say “recommended for fans of XXXX” who would that be?
NW: I have several musical influences. I listen and study classical music, jazz, rock, metal, etc. But if I had to choose one artist, I think on Greg Howe. He is an amazing American guitarist who was the most important influences for the fusion rock style on the ’90s and he´s the “father” of new recognized guitar players like Guthrie Govan, Rick Graham, etc.
How does this one differ from your previous recordings?
NW: I have ten studio albums and my previous three albums had a direction on Shred Guitar style 100% (Master Of The Universe, Equilibrium & Mastermind – Also available via LION MUSIC RECORDS). This new album “VITAL ELEMENTS”, have the essential elements of Shred Guitar but I wanted to add others musical resources, scales, new digitation patterns, etc. I think that VITAL ELEMENTS is my album more “mature” on musical concepts.
Any specific influences towards the music?
NW: Jazz from the ’40s (Be-bop- Charlie Parker); Blues & Swing elements and of course all tools about Shred Guitar (Speed Picking, Sweep Picking, Legato, Hibryd Picking, etc).
For more information on Nicolas please visit his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/nicolaswaldo/