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Tom Silver is a guitarist who explores many styles of music on solo guitar, without vocals. He works with both the classical (nylon string) guitar and the steel string acoustic guitar to create his own sound and interpretations of music across these many styles – including well-known Classical Guitar, Broadway, Jazz, Brazilian, Celtic and Classic Rock music. Each album was created with loving attention to detail—in choice of selections, original album art, and gift quality packaging. Tom Silver's music can be sampled in Music Clips.
On Isn't It Romantic, his most reecent album, you will love the classic Golden Age of Broadway hits as well as classic Jazz! George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Burt Bacharach are among the many composers represented here.
In Rock Mosaic – a collection of popular classic rock music from the likes of Paul Anka, Ritchie Valens, Paul Simon, Neil Sedaka and others, including some top hits from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s—he plays classic rock music on classical and acoustic guitars. Designed and packaged with gift-giving in mind, as every aspect of this album evokes the classic rock era – the songs, the liner notes, even the physical CD itself with its 45rpm vinyl-like look – brings the listener back in time. With all original watercolor art specially created for this album, Rock Mosaic makes a wonderful gift. The album is packaged in a sleeved jewel case.
His Guitar Mosaic CD showcases Tom's broad range of musical influences, ranging from the transcendent beauty of Brazilian masters to Celtic melancholy to the world of Spanish romance to the incomparable J.S. Bach and much more – a feast for music lovers everywhere!
ALBUMS (click album title for more info)
ISN’T IT ROMANTIC – Released 2013
Approximate Playing Time 60:23
ROCK MOSAIC – Released 2012
Approximate Playing Time 50:20
GUITAR MOSAIC – Released 2009
Approximate Playing Time 52:09
Performing on both Classical (Spanish) guitar and a Steel String acoustic guitar, Tom Silver bares his musical passion on this 21-track mix from the worlds of Classical Guitar, Celtic, Jazz, Broadway and Brazilian genres. Tom speaks to his audience with his beautiful playing of these finely-wrought arrangements for solo guitar, played with the passion and dedication for which the guitar was invented. Sample the Music Clips and check out the CD Store.
Guitar Mosaic is a many-splendored album of classic guitar songs, acoustic guitar music, easy listening music, mood music, Bach, Broadway, Gershwin, Mancini, Ireland, Brazil, Spain, Classical Gas – a cornucopia for the guitar lover. Despite the variety, all of the selections have something in common. Each works very well for solo guitar regardless of musical category.
All music was originally written or arranged for solo guitar, including arrangements specifically prepared for Tom's musical interpretations. Original watercolor artwork throughout was created specifically for this album, which is packaged with gift-giving in mind. Guitar Mosaic is packaged as a jewel case inserted in a sleeve.