Living is the latest CD from respected guitarist and composer Robert Tye. It grooves with abandon, digging deep into the modern jazz vernacular, and celebrates life in this changing world.
Robert Tye studied with legendary classical and studio guitarist Joe Fava in Detroit, where he was encouraged to follow his natural affinity toward improvisational music. His influences include Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery, Pat Martino, Kenny Burrell, and Freddie King.
Tye's first release, Virtues of the Well (Corridor Records), was highly anticipated and well received. Tye, an obviously skilled musician with many loves and influences, shines brightly on this overdue project, wrote the All Music Guide. The Jazz Review said, Without a doubt one of the more promising jazz guitarists to come about on the scene. This is music on a highly intellectual level but with a deep groove, said Jazz Guitar Online. The National Public Radio Music Source has named Virtues Of The Well a Must Have.
In live performances Robert Tye has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in jazz: Steps Ahead, Earl Klugh, Maynard Ferguson, Stanley Clarke, Randy Brecker, Bela Fleck, Sir Roland Hanna, John Blake, Eddie Daniels, David Leibman, Branford Marsalis, Michael Brecker, and Mike Stern, to name just a few. He has also performed with such smooth jazz artists as Bob James, Warren Hill, Peter White, Alexander Zonjic, Angela Bofill, Kirk Whalum, Marion Meadows, Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour, Jeff Golub, and Chieli Minucci, Motown superstars Martha Reeves and The Funk Brothers, and R&B/roots artists Bonnie Raitt, Katie Webster, Earl King, and Terrance Simien, gospel producer Fred Hammond, and actor Jeff Daniels. Tye is also a longstanding member of organist Lyman Woodard's trio.