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Multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger, Terri England, produces original music characterized by a unique combination of cool Brazilian and Latin rhythms, jazz highlights and classical orchestral arrangements, all blended with a 'secret sauce' that's all her own. A native of South Texas, England was born to a family of musicians, artists, and entrepreneurs. At six years of age she took an interest in playing guitar that would never wane, while also receiving extensive classical training on piano and cello. During formal education her immersion in both art and music proved to be valuable experiences strongly influencing her later development as an independent artist. In particular, her orchestral activities would teach her to create dynamic, musical arrangements that take the listener on a stimulating sonic journey.
Guitarist Terri England is shy. She begins her multi-instrumentalist album, “TONES OF THE TROPiCS”
, by laying off of the guitar - the main instrument that leads every track of the album except the first, “Vera's Cruise”
. Instead, the guitar is heard far behind Brazilian percussion in favor of the lead synthesized flute. Not that we're complaining - just noticing the unobtrusive nature of England's music and record. When the guitar makes its appearance it is with the melodic line in track 2, “Spring”
. The guitar is subtle, important, and understated - and the hollow tone of the nylon string guitar provides character to the apt guitar technique
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