Over 5 years in the making, Lawrence Blatt's new album, Longitudes and Latitudes, was produced by Will Ackerman and engineered by Tom Eaton at Imaginary Road studios. The album features Lawrence playing a myriad of acoustic and electric guitars from his collection (as well as synthesizer), accompanied by great musicians including Ackerman himself, Jeff Haynes, Jeff Oster, Premik Russell Tubbs, Sam Bevan, Kori L Carothers, Eugene Friesen, Charlie Bisharat, Lila Sklar and many others. Lawrence shares his love of global travel through this album, with 15 moving guitar-based tracks inspired by his favorite places in the world, including the album's only cover song, a poignant rendition of Harold Arlen's "Over the Rainbow" performed solo on an Island Ukulele. The slick 6-panel eco-pak presents the artist's insights, gui- tar choices and tuning notes, a detail sure to please avid guitar fans.
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See if you can find Fibonacci objects in the video
Utilizing Fibonacci math and sequences watch this video to locate Fibonacci objects. Produced by IMA and NAR Award finalist Lawrence Blatt, Fibonacci's Dream represents another unique recording in a catalog of releases always with specific theme in mind. On 'Longitudes and Latitudes, Blatt became interested in the gridded map of the earth that was first proposed by the Ancient Gree...
Lawrence Blatt's variety of excursions on Longitudes & Latitudes / Jazz Weekly
Acoustic guitarist Lawrence Blatt takes you on a variety of excursions as he teams up with sensitive accompaniment on his compositions that are subtitled by their geographic position. He has a gentle and patient approach, going solo on "The Places Left Behind" on guitar and "Over The Rainbow" having his ukulele taking you to Lawrence, Kansas. There are delicate accompaniments with bassist Sam Bevan and v...
Lawrence Blatt shares his inspiration behind 'Longitudes and Latitudes' / axs
Produced by Grammy Award-winning guitarist and Windham Hill Records founder Will Ackerman, Lawrence Blatt's latest album, Longitudes and Latitudes, is taking over the world - literally. This 15-track collection was written over the course of the artist's world travels over the past decade and includes the exact latitude and longitude of every locale where each song was penned. This may be the first time ...
Lawrence Blatt - Longitudes & Latitudes - Mystic Living Today review
Masterful musicians usually amaze others when they take a subject and intuit it into notes in a composition. This is what new age guitarist Lawrence Blatt has done while traveling the world...observing 15 of his favorite places, and translating the "feel" of those places into his new album Longitudes and Latitudes. Recorded at Imaginary Road Studios and produced by Windham Hill founder imagin...
Lawrence Blatt - Longitudes & Latitudes - The Rogers Revue
Many artists would say that their music was inspired by personal experiences, but how many can say that their albums were inspired by their travels? Instrumental artist Lawrence Blatt can. His recently released album, "Longitudes and Latitudes" was inspired by his world travels. His tracks were written in a variety of places, such as Makawao, Hawaii, Florence, Italy and even his hometown of San Francisco...
Lawrence Blatt - Longitudes & Latitudes / Music & Media Focus review
It's been about two and a half years since I had the pleasure of writing about guitarist/composer Lawrence Blatt's excellent previous release, Emergence. That feature article contained a good deal of information about Lawrence's musical background, so readers who may be interested are encouraged to check out the link to it. One thing I've appreciated about his albums is that they are often base...
Lawrence Blatt - Longitudes and Latitudes nominated for 'Best New Age Album' at the 15th Independent Music Awards
Over 5 years in the making, Lawrence Blatt's new album, Longitudes and Latitudes, was produced by Will Ackerman and engineered by Tom Eaton at Imaginary Road studios. The album features Lawrence playing a myriad of acoustic and electric guitars from his collection (as well as synthesizer), accompanied by great musicians including Ackerman himself, Jeff Haynes, Jeff Oster, Premik Russell Tub...
Lawrence Blatt - Longitudes and Latitudes / Skope review
Sophisticated, tasteful, and with a true sense of style Lawrence Blatt's "Longitudes & Latitudes" is an unbridled joy. Optimism fills each and every piece as they come together to create a rich tapestry of sound. The sunniness of the sound is undeniable as Lawrence Blatt effortlessly brings together of New Age, Smooth Jazz, Bossa Nova, and ambient into a satisfying whole. By opting for such a wide va...
Lawrence Blatt - Longitudes & Latitudes - Michael Doherty's Music Log review
I think it would be great to be able to travel over the entire world (well, there are a few places I would avoid), but sometimes traveling in our minds is the most we can manage. And that's not so bad, particularly when the method of transportation is vibrant and interesting music. The new album from guitarist Lawrence Blatt, Longitudes & Latitudes, features mostly original material that Blatt w...
Lawrence Blatt - Longitudes and Latitudes / newagemusicreview
When I saw that Lawrence Blatt's latest release Longitudes & Latitudes was produced by Will Ackerman it totally made sense. Ackerman is a great acoustic guitar player that I have enjoyed over the years particularly when he was running his Windham Hill label. Right from the outset of this album I could hear Ackerman's influence however now he is more of an influence on the production si...
Lawrence Blatt creates travelogue on 'Longitude and Latitude' / Cindy Paulos Podcast
Had a wonderful talk with Lawrence Blatt, about his new work Longitude and Latitude. Many instrumental artists use clever and exotic song titles to invite listeners to share their passion for adventure and unique places. Guitarist and composer Lawrence Blatt may be the first in history, however, to create an entire travelogue featuring song titles reflecting where the tunes were written, and – in l...
Lawrence Blatt's 'Longitudes and Latitudes' is a musical travelogue / KTVN 2 News - benzinga
Many instrumental artists use clever and exotic song titles to invite listeners to share their passion for adventure and unique places. Guitarist and composer Lawrence Blatt may be the first in history, however, to create an entire travelogue featuring song titles reflecting where the tunes were written, and – in line with the uniquely geographic theme of his latest album Longitudes and L...
Lawrence Blatt - Emergence / The Rocker review
I'm not unfamiliar with the acoustic stylings of Mr Lawrence Blatt, with "Fibonacci's Dream" and "Out Of The Woodwork" having graced Zeitgeist in years gone by. So it's a pleasure to catch up with him again on this new release, "Emergence". For those who don't know, Mr Blatt plays the acoustic guitar. But he not only plays it exceptionally well, but he also writes some heady music, and knows ho...
Lawrence Blatt - Emergence / New Age Odyssey review
Few albums in New Age music these days are based on improvisation. That's really a bit strange, since albums with many improvisation elements, like Tony Scott's Music for Zen Meditation and other Joys (1964) and Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells (1973), built the foundations for this genre. Perhaps this is why Emergence by Lawrence Blatt feels like a breath of fresh air. It is an amazing collecti...
Lawrence Blatt - Emergence / The Celebrity Cafe review
Lawrence Blatt has released his latest album Emergence. Emergence has a calming and structured sound that will pull the listening audience in from the start and capture their attention as it tells a story with each track that helps to form a larger musical picture. Blatt is an award winning guitarist who has a strong passion for blending new age elements along with classic elements of musi...
Lawrence Blatt - Emergence / MainlyPiano review
Emergence is guitarist Lawrence Blatt's fourth album of original music. Produced by Will Ackerman, the album is comprised of three guitar solos and nine ensemble pieces that feature stellar musicians often found on Ackerman productions, including Charlie Bisharat (violin), Eugene Friesen (cello), Lila Sklar (violin and viola), and Jill Haley (English horn). All twelve pieces are exceptional even without ...
Lawrence Blatt - Emergence / Zone Music Reporter review
For this album, Lawrence Blatt composed and arranged all the compositions, as well as played all of the guitar parts and several other instruments including acoustic bass, mandolin and accordion. Emergence was produced by the Grammy winning producer and founder of Windham Hill Records, Will Ackerman, and includes a number of Will's A-list studio musicians. Some of the songs on the album are ensemble piec...
Lawrence Blatt - Emergence / UltimateGuitar review
The heavenly tones of the acoustic guitar are explored by Lawrence Blatt who paints palatial landscapes and cozy atmospherics with the acoustic guitar on his latest recording Emergence. Layering the acoustic guitar with orchestral elements including ringlets of the violin, viola, cello, penny whistle, and the English and French horns, Blatt's compositions resonate a comfy parlor music tint ...
Lawrence Blatt explores the natural relationship between colors, sounds and moods in 'The Color of Sunshine'
Acclaimed acoustic guitarist Lawrence Blatt, who also has a deep love and understanding of science, explores the natural relationship between colors, sounds and moods on his third recording, The Color of Sunshine, with the tunes written and presented in the order of colors found in the light spectrum. After two self-produced solo guitar albums, Blatt stretches his sound on his latest CD to include ot...
Brilliantly blending his passions for mathematics and music, Lawrence Blatt records: Fibonacci's Dream
"With Fibonacci's Dream, I didn't set out to make an album in any particular genre. Musical scales all have Fibonacci sequences, and the idea was to interject these rules into the music."
Lawrence Blatt Brilliantly blending his passions for mathematics and music, San Francisco based composer/guitaristLawrence Blatt stirs our musical imagination on Fibonacci's D...
Lawrence Blatt's 'Out Of The Woodwork' represents life's memories, challenges and triumphs
Lawrence Blatt 'Out of the Woodwork', a steel-string pneumonic marker of life's alternate memories, events, challenges and triumphs. Lawrence Blatt is a classically trained guitarist and composer. For over 30 years, Blatt, a San Francisco based musician has been writing and performing his compositions for finger-style-guitar. His new release: 'Out Of the Woodwork' layers...