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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: September 1, 1958

Born in Newark, NJ, Al began playing the bass guitar at the age of 13. He was influenced early on by Jack Bruce and Felix Papalardi, two bass visionaries who helped expand the role of the bass guitar in rock music. His musical horizons were broadened to include Jazz, Classical, and Indian music after hearing John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Later on, the music of Allan Holdsworth inspired Alfred to take up the electric guitar as a means of expressing another side of his musical persona. Other influences on his playing include the music of J.S. Bach, Charlie Parker, Bela Bartok, Eric Johnson, Jaco Pastorious, Jeff Berlin, Brand X, ELP, Yes and pianist Bill Evans....
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”If you are at all interested in the music of Allan Holdsworth, Frank Gambale, Jeff Berlin, Return to Forever, and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, you owe it to yourself to check out All Things Must Converge. Al Garcia is a musician of many talents, and they are fully on display here for all jazz-fusion fans to enjoy.”

- SeaOfTranquility.org (Pete Pardo)

“Imagine a musician with equal facility on bass AND guitar. He plays guitar like Allan Holdsworth and plays bass like Jeff Berlin. Is he human? Is he from this planet?”

Prog4you.com (Jeffrey Ryan Smoots)

“...this is a great record, featuring beautiful guitar tones and often-breathtaking playing from beginning to end.”

- Guitar Player Magazine (Barry Cleveland )

“What great music! I love your tone and touch and the ideas are wonderful — beautiful, creative stuff — and on both guitar and bass! Wow!”

- Michael Manring (Bassist Extraordinaire)

”A brilliant composer and guitar player, Al Garcia released what we can call an excelent example of jazz rock oriented fusion although the material on the CD goes beyond narrow classifications...

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Music

Featured recording “Tampering with Nature”

Tampering with Nature

Wandlar Productions
2014
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    Make It So

    Independent Records
    2002
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