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Travels of Escobar

by Anthony King

Travels Of Escobar is the latest release from Anthony King, featuring music that covers a wide range of smooth jazz instrumentals written for the listener to relax, workout, travel or just play in the background at work, easy listening music.
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Hurwitz End
4:46 $1.99
2. Brandon Drive
4:32 $1.99
3. Going Home
5:53 $1.99
4. Fritz Kilo Jovi of Seaside
8:23 $1.99
5. Ballad of Alex Reiger
3:49 $1.99
6. Love
4:25 $1.99
7. Travels of Escobar
7:37 $1.99
8. On My Way Now
3:56 $1.99
9. Dennis Sinclair
6:42 $1.99
10. Velozes
4:38 $1.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Anthony King has been playing drums since the age of five and over the years has won a few awards and is endorsed by Aquarian Drum Heads, Axis Percussion, Earthworks Audio HD Microphones, Kickport International, Urbann Boards Drummer Shoes and Zildjian Cymbals and Zildjian Drum Sticks. Anthony has worked for Motown Records and PolyGram International. He (Anthony) spent three years drumming for former Prince And The New Power Generation keyboardist and vocalist Rosie Gaines. In 2001 Anthony was invited to bring a band to Sao Paulo Brazil Bourbon Street Music Club and this band featured Santana vocalist Tony Lindsay and vocalist Monet Owens of Boz Scaggs. The Anthony King Band performed over 11 years in Sao Paulo and during those visits is where Anthony developed several musical relationships with very talented local artist. Travels Of Escobar Features: Anthony King - Drums, Erik Escobar - Keys, Composer, Jesse Barbosa Silva - Keys, Composer, Vocals, Ted Furtado - Bass, Abel Cardoso - Guitar, Fernando Rosa - Bass, Jair Lopes - Flute, Melk Villar - Vocals, Silvera - Vocals. All of the drum tracks we're captured by Michael Hurwitz using Earthworks DFK1 Drum Micing System and all other instruments,vocals, mixing, mastering and production was recorded at WOW Studios in Sao Paulo Brazil by William Augusto and Jeziel Assuncao, Executive Producer is Cleverson Silva and Co Executive Producer is Jessica Silva and the Artwork by Danny Molina of Ecuador. Signature Productions/RCS Entertainment.

Erik Escobar is a very talented young keyboardist, composer and producer from Sao Paulo Brazil. I learned about Erik from my good friend Junior Vargas of whom Erik had produced one of Junior's Live CD's and I loved the compositions. When Erik and I had a conversation about the kind of sound I was after and I gave specific instructions of no drum solos, odd time signatures or Afro Cuban songs "nothing against those" I was after music that displayed my love for groove and feel. During production we lost two great musicians George Duke and Joe Sample so a couple of songs we wanted to show our thanks for these two legends of jazz. Hurwitz End, Going Home, Fritz Kilo Jovi Of Seaside, Travels Of Escobar, On My Way Now and Dennis Sinclair.

Jesse Barbosa Silva is another young talented musician who actually plays keyboards, composes, plays drums, bass, guitar, accordion, sings, engineers and produces. Jesse performed in my band for two years at Bourbon Street. Jesse composed the song Love I believe he was around 19 or 20 years old and this was his first smooth jazz composition and on the original recording performed all of the instruments, programming the drums and all vocals. When I heard this song a few years later I begged him to let me record this song and he did not think I was serious however after about three years of trying he gave me the green light and as kind of a tribute I left some of the original drum programming in the background to give the song an almost hip hop ghost feel under my groove and recording that song felt so good. Brandon Drive, Ballad Of Alex Reiger, Love and Velozes.

Ted Furtado started playing bass at a young age and is well known around Sao Paulo Brazil as a solid groove machine with a feel so smooth it will make you move. Ted is a dedicated family man and is very active in the Christian Music scene in Sao Paulo Brazil. Ted has a solo CD "Ted Furtado"

Fernando Rosa is pure fire! Fernando loves everything about the bass guitar and he also plays acoustic bass and plays everything from old school funk, jazz, rock, blues, pop, fusion, samba and heavy metal. One of Fernando's biggest supporters is his beautiful wife Carla Rosa who attends almost all of his performances, workshops and studio sessions. Fernando also has a solo CD "Tie In" featuring Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker, Adam Rogers and Hadrien Feraud.

Abel Cardoso is a seasoned guitarist known for his sound that favors Joe Pass, George Benson and Pat Matheney. Abel is comfortable in a wide range of styles including jazz, rock, samba, classical, fusion and country. Abel has a jazz trio and is a favorite for studio work that requires a wide range of styles.

Silvera I first met Silvera my first time to Brazil in 1998 when I attended his concert with my close friends Philip Colodetti and Luciana Cino Colodetti when Silvera was in a group called FLG. Silvera is also a composer, guitar, keyboards, drums and producer. he has worked with many top Brazilian national artist including Djavan, Alexandre Pires and many more. Silvera has several solo albums with a mixture of pop, funk, r&b, gospel and rock. Amazing talent!

Melk Villar is an up and coming vocalist in the Sao Paulo area and he actually came up with the vocal ideals for the title track "Travels Of Escobar" Melk's performance was so moving and original. Look out for this young man in the future.

Jair Lopes is another new comer and he performs in various wind ensembles and orchestras also in Sao Paulo. He added a beautiful touch and soul on "Ballad Of Alex Reiger" with his enchanting frills and soft moments.

Michael Hurwitz has an amazing gift for capturing audio. A drummer all of his life who made a living in Los Angeles as a session and touring drummer, Michael found his passion for production came quite easy for him because his ears and knowledge for technology came natural. Michael has won many technical awards from several top recording companies in the world including Alesis, Digidesign/Avid and recognition by several microphone manufactures for his workshops on psycho-acoustics. I actually consulted with Michael prior to tracking and then I came right out and asked would he produce the drum tracks for my CD and he said yes. I had no doubt about the sound he could get because I've known him for years and known about his work. We tracked for two days and he spent about 3 weeks on the sonic editing and the reference mix was so very clean and strong. Michael Hurwitz is the man!

Travels Of Escobar is a Signature Productions/RCS Entertainment Production. Executive Producer Cleverson Silva, Co-Executive Producer Jessica Silva. Also look for Cleverson Silva CD "Just In Time" Featuring Nathan East, Melvin Williams, Cory Henry and many more.

All drum equipment on Travels Of Escobar is what I use daily. All cymbals, drum heads, drums and microphones are what I use and recommend.

Zildjian Cymbals
13.25" K Hybrid Hi Hats
14" K Bottom on top with 14" Quickbeat bottom on bottom
20" K Custom Dry Ride
20" K Hybrid Ride Med
17" K Hybrid Crash
17" K Custom Fast Crash
17" K Custom Dark Brilliant
16" A Custom EFX Crash

Zildjian Drum Sticks
Z4A Wood Tip

Aquarian Drum Heads (no padding, no gel, no rings, no pillows! all wide open natural)
Studio X Top on all Toms 10"-16"
Classic Clear Bottom all Toms 10"-16"
Focus X top, Classic Clear Snare side all 14" snares (Chad Smith Signature Snare, Ricardo Bauer Signature Anthony King Snare, Crockett & Tubbs Maple Snare and Aeroric Customs Anthony King Signature Snare).
Superkick 22" batter side, Regulator 22" front side, Impact Pad Single batter side.

Axis Percussion
Axis A Longboard Single Foot Pedal Classic Black with Hammer Beaters no pads
Axis Vortex Hi Hat

Kickport front side bass drum
Kickport FX bottom side 14' and 16" floor toms

Earthworks Audio HD Microphones DFK1
SR25 x3 two overhead, one hi hat
DP30/C x 4 toms 10"-16"
DP25/C snare (Discontinued)
Kickpad for bass drum
LevelPads x 6

Drums used for this recording was a PDP Platinum Maple Drum Set by DW
10', 12', 14', 16' and 22'

Michael Hurwitz also used a Yamaha Subkick Mic.

Thank you and I hope you enjoy the music.

Anthony King



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Geoffrey Brown

Awesome Drummer!
I have had the pleasure to have known Anthony King for over thirty years. He has always been one of my favorite drummers. His style is groove oriented and very appropriate. I am fascinated by the embellishments that never disrupt the groove. This is concept is mastered by very few. Drumming has become a lead instrument. Anthony ties in groove and technique in way that sets the example of the true purpose of a rhythmic instrument. Great Job Brother!

Magda Mendes

Este novissimo album, acabou de sair do forno e está chegando ao Brasil em boa hora e com força total! Músicas de alta performance, dançante, primou pela qualidade, indicado para todos os gosto, idades e variados momentos! Realmente, está de "Dar água na boca". A capa está linda e perfeita! Parabéns e obrigada Anthony King e equipe por este presente!

Parabéns à equipe e à Anthony King !Este CD veio para ficar e fazer muito sucesso! Super recomendo.

Magda Mendes

Este novissimo album, acabou de sair do forno e está chegando ao Brasil em boa hora e com força total! Músicas de alta performance, dançante, primou pela qualidade, indicado para todos os gosto, idades e variados momentos! Realmente, está de "Dar água na boca". A capa está linda e perfeita! Parabéns e obrigada Anthony King e equipe por este presente!

Parabéns à equipe e à Anthony King !Este CD veio para ficar e fazer muito sucesso! Super recomendo.


Music is my healing................
First of all I would like to thank Anthony (Tony) for this extraordinary CD. After losing my daughter about a year ago, I found myself mediating with this smooth jazz music. The best song that I found comfort in is ''Love". I would close my eyes and just imagine my daughter and I together again ....dancing the night away. Whether going thru a happy or painful time in your life I recommend you listing to this extraordinary music. LOVE- PEACE-HOPE-JOY


I absolutely love listening to this cd. It sets the perfect tone to relax with a glass of wine at the end of the day. Everyone who walks in while i'm listening always asks about it and adores it! This is a great cd for anyone who loves music!

Sara Tardy

Smooth and soulful
I could not wait to listen to this CD. Tony is a friend but to say his music has evolved to a level of professionalism is an understatement. Each track is straightforward and well mixed. Although Anthony King is a drummer extraordinaire - the drum beats are not over-compensated or over-arching. He lends a support to the entire album that is engaging, strong and yet demure....Smooth as it can be!! I was listening to the CD when a friend came over and she fell right into the groove. Definitely the music you want after a hard day at just float away and chill! Fabulous and highly recommend every single track! Kudos Tony - definitely a hit!


magnifico album :)
excelente musica, me gusto muchisimo tiene muy buena armonia, excelente grove y es muy agradable de escuchar, atrapa desde el principio de cada cancion llevando a un estado de gusto y relajacion..... felicidades!!


This is the type of music that you want to listen to on a long drive to keep you awake and your head knocking, also there's some tracks on there for kicking it with your lady like for dinner, or a bubble bath, or relaxing with a nice cigar, Just put the CD player on loop and chill. Now that's what I'm talking about!!!!! Great Music.


Sheer perfection
Every track on this album puts you into a musical trance ~ from the funky bass lines, to the amazing guitar licks and the beautiful keys to the crisp, clean, in-the-pocket drumming ~ the groove is undeniable and pleasurable! I've enjoyed this album 100 times over and it is hands down - my favorite album to date! Thank you Anthony King and all of the artists and composers for this masterpiece!


Music for the Heart and Soul
I have listened to this CD multiple times. It is music not just for the ears or to pass time but for the heart and soul. This album isn't just for Jazz enthusiasts but for anyone with a love of music.
When you listen to this CD you will feel not just the artistry of the musicians but the love that was included in every track.
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