Perpetual Motion At Swallow Hill Music

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Perpetual Motion At Swallow Hill Music
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The unlikely pairing of a classically trained chamber musician and a rock guitarist has yielded Perpetual Motion, a jazz ensemble known for moving through genres to create one eclectic sound.

The duo, comprised of violinist Josie Quick and guitarist Tom Carleno, has found their niche with acoustic world fusion, a vibrant blend of Central and South American folk, progressive jazz, and blues. Toss in some classic rock and gypsy swing, and you have an evening filled with musical adventure.

Guitarist Tom Carleno (whose debut solo album recently shot to #4 on the instrumental/new age charts) has an innovative and intriguing songwriting style. Augmented by violinist Josie Quick’s passionate melodies and fiery improvisations, their music results in a truly imaginative and masterful sound. Their original music and unique arrangements of classic rock favorites are reminiscent of Jean-Luc Ponty and Michael Hedges, Stephane Grappelli and Laurence Juber.

Perpetual Motion began with Tom’s request to “get together and play some songs I’ve written for guitar and violin,” after which he hurriedly penned a violin part for an existing song. After their first rehearsal the duo knew there were possibilities, and they began composing music together. Josie and Tom have been sharing their music steadily in venues across Colorado ever since. A favorite of arts festivals and library concert series, they have become regulars at Denver’s Swallow Hill Music Association, the Mercury Cafe, and the Denver Public Library. They have released five CDs to critical and audience acclaim, winning songwriting awards and commendations along the way.
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By: Swallow Hill Music