Joseph Ferrante had his first guitar as a Christmas present when he was Nine
years old. Since then he's been learning all kind of music styles so as to apply them to his guitar playing. He is mainly a Rock musician.
Pod's Blues, After Obsession
, The Beasts, The Primitives, Ferrante's Experience, Silver
Shadows, The B3, Yesterday, Bowen West, Rock Ltd., etc., etc., are some of the bands he's played with.
He worked as a piano tuner and technician for Chappell, Yamaha and other firms, perfecting the art of making and repairing pianos.
Amongst his usual customers you could find The Royal Albert Hall, The Westminster Cathedral
, The Royal Scots Guard Band, The BBC, The London
Symphony Orchestra, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, George Harrison, etc., etc. He also worked for the National Artists Association, attending pianos on the national tours of artists such as Maurice Hasson, Judith Jaimes, etc, etc.
He stopped giving live performances with bands and is now exclusively dedicating himself to studio work. Ferrante uses real instruments, avoiding the use of computers, sequencers, etc., etc.
Three main reasons guided his life: GOD
, Music and Romeo and Juliet. His major musical influences are: GOD
, Yes, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, E.L.P., Jimi Hendrix, Beethoven and Bach.
His "Shangri-la" CD is a mixture of styles and tendencies including Rock, Ballads, Classic Choirs, Latin Music, Impromptus, Reggae Fusion
, Tropical Bachata, Fox Trot, Swing, etc., etc.
The land of forever..."Shangri-La"...the magical dreamplace Far
the mountains...the Kingdom of Eternal
youth, gave the title for this work.
RECOMPOSITION OF HEY JUDE BY JOSEPH FERRANTE (Extreme
This treatment of the song has been completely changed rhythmically and harmonically to obtain a very different song which hardly keeps any resemblance to the original one.
Only the lyrics and the singing melody remain untouched. The rest is another song altogether. The piece has been practically recomposed. In other words, another song was composed where the singing melody of the original song would perfectly fit.
choir lays the carpet upon which the rest of the arrangements would rest.
A mixture of classical scales, Indian
music, greek music, latin bachata, mambo and flamenco brings the song into reality.
On top of an obstinate percussive tempo softened by a romantic bachata rhythm, we hear the sometimes sweet and sometimes Savage
expressions of the guitar telling us a story...
The third part of this recomposition gives the guitar the chance to break free from the melodic structure.
After a fierce battle in the oceanic Winds
against creatures of all sorts, we hear the guitar rest on an ingenuous final chord which, in the sunset is the herald of a peaceful starry night...
This Hey Jude was Born
to reach music lovers of all backgrounds and ages.
This Hey Jude is a child of the Heart
and is meant to reach the hearts...comes from the depths of the soul and from there calls out to the depths of any other soul....
The owners of the copyright for the original Hey Jude (Sony Music Publishers) were so delighted by this recomposition that granted Joseph Ferrante a publishing agreement for it, thus allowing him to restructure the song. It is important to notice that on very few occasions copyright owners have granted a permission to alter a song protected by them.
Concerning this Hey Jude of Joseph Ferrante, Richard Dunn of BBC World service commented: Â¨I must say I found it a very original and quite virtuoso arrangementÂ¨. Sam Winwood of Sony Entertainment (UK) Limited said: Â¨I was really impressed with the quality of the performance and your new arrangementÂ¨. Andy Turner of London Capital Radio went on to say: Â¨I found it a very interesting arrangementÂ¨.
For a 40 seconds preview of the song go to: http://ferrrantemusic5.byethost13.com
You will only listen to the first part of the song. The most thrilling part of the song, the last part, is not heard on this preview.
Also, I would like to remind you all of the REAL Queen of Pop, Lady JANIS JOPLIN, the best female singer of all time.
ALL female singers after her tried to imitate her, I donÂ´t know if you know. She is the female milestone. The REAL Queen of Pop, and of Rock, and of Everything, donÂ´t let anybody tell you any different.
Long live the amazing JANIS JOPLIN.
There are many female singers but there is only one JANIS JOPLIN...