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by Caterine

Rock guitarist/instrumentalist explores the boundries of symponic/classical with a twist of jazz making this a CD for those who hear in color.
Genre: Rock: Instrumental Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. In The Beginning
1:14 $0.99
2. Search For Solace
3:34 $0.99
3. Groove
3:19 $0.99
4. Piece Of Mine
2:14 $0.99
5. Tears
4:41 $0.99
6. Intrigue
4:53 $0.99
7. Segue To The Heart
2:39 $0.99
8. Venice
CATERINE/ Mike Jordet
4:54 $0.99
9. Enlighten
5:26 $0.99
10. Peace Of Mind
3:00 $0.99
11. Shades Of Life
5:07 $0.99
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Album Notes
After 40 days and 40 nights in the desert, Caterine saw a vision. That is when he realized that he shouldn't have stayed up for so long.

Actually, it was five years in the desert of Las Vegas, Navada, Sin City and City of False Light.
Jimmy Caterine's vision was fading when he met keyboardist Mike Jordet during a short tenure with
metal band G.O.D - Gathering Of Deities in 1998/99.

Jordet shared Caterine's love for classical music and it was this common ground that would produce two brilliant compositions,'Venice' and 'Intrigue'.
This was the spark that lit the fire. Caterine started pre production for Cognition in June 1999.
During the recording of the drum tracks Caterine suffered an injury to his left arm, leaving his wrist and fingers paralysed. The recording was postponed

After 8 long months and continuous physical therapy Caterine reached full recovery and was able to resume recording in April of 2000. Following completion, Caterine relocated to Phoenix, Arizona
where the disk would be mastered, but once again a
negative turn of events on April 28, 2001 would postpone any further progress towards Cognition's release. The combination of an automobile accident followed by medical negligence would send the musician through several surgeries on his left eye.
November 2002, with a completed disk in hand and two dozen on the way to family members, Caterine makes a phone call to his oldest friend and co- founder of Sacred Rite, drummer, Kevin Lum. There was no answer which was unusual.
The news of Lums death hit Caterine harder than anything he'd been through. Caterine and Lum were bandmates for 10 years at which point Lum resigned due to illness.

Cognition's design and concept were formulated at it's beginning stages back in 1999. It's journey is a journey of life and the visions or premonitions that we touch on for mere moments. The moments that turn into our future. It's about the bonds that we share on this journey. Some that are so strong that you share the same pain even though you are miles away and haven't had contact for weeks, months or even years.

Cognition: kag-'ni-shen n. [come to know] (15 cen.)
the act or process of knowing, including both awareness and judgment.

Cognition was written and produced by Caterine except for 'Intrigue' and 'Venice' which were co-written wth Jordet. All songs copyright Caterine Music/Musical Chemist Publishing(BMI)

Guest performances on Cognition include;
Jordet --piano and keys on 'Venice' and 'Intrigue'
Peter Crane --bass on 'Groove'
Tony Cole Caterine --drums and percussion on 'Tears' and 'Groove'
Rob Kenney --drums and percussion on 'Groove', 'Enlighten', 'Shades of Life' and 'Intrigue'

Buy Cognition today and take the journey.

Jimmy Caterine's other credits include:
with Sacred Rite --Sacred Rite /1984
--The Ritual /1985
--Is Nothing Sacred /1986
--Rendezvous Leftovers /1984-86
--SR : IV /1988
--Rites of Passage vol. 1 /2002
--Rites of Passage vol. 2 /2002
with Tragic Nancy --Gods Among Men vol. 1 /1991 --Gods Among Men vol. 2 /1992
--Leftovers /1993 with Bastard Stepchild --White Boys in the Hood /1992
with Peter Crane & Jimmy Dee
--Lovers & Friends /1994
with G.O.D. --Miss-led (EP) 1999



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Carmine D'Amico

Beautiful inspired Rock guitar with Class,and Finesse.
Jimmy DeeCaterine shows us that playing guitar can be an inspired experience.Rock ,yes,but flavored with inspiration,and class.A must buy for your collection of THE BEST!

Steven Cravis - Composer and Producer

song writing, performance and production, all are superb...
CATERINE's album is a very cool, big sounding production. The 'big sound' Jimmy got is thanks to his composition, arranging and production skills, fusing drums, bass, guitars with piano and synths. He captured the solid sound of some of my favorite bands like Boston, Aerosmith and Rush in an all instrumental, divine CD. He's one of those rare musician-composers who knows intuitively how to fuse classical with rock into the perfect blend.

Michael Popke - Sea of Tranquility

you know you're spinning an exceptional instrumental album.
Guitar virtuosos may finally be wising up. Any hack with a six-string can masturbate all over a CD filled with faster-than-thou fretwork that lacks imagination and demands a strong-willed listener. But it takes real talent to craft an instrumental guitar album that treats each song with the respect it deserves. Enter 39-year-old James Dallas Caterine – veteran of such rock and metal bands as Sacred Rite, Tragic Nancy and Time Machine, and a guitarist who's also adept at playing bass, drums and piano.

The 11 tracks (plus one bonus cut) on Caterine's first solo album, Cognition, embrace lush orchestral arrangements, defer to acoustic delicacy and revel in melodic nirvana. When you don't even notice that music has no lyrics, you know you're spinning an exceptional instrumental album, and Cognition is a perfect example. Divided into three sections – Rebirth, Soul Discovery and Cognition – the album seems to follow some sort of concept, perhaps a personal theme that chronicles Caterine's own life. Just read the liner notes for insight into what may have been going through the multi-instrumentalist's head when he was laying down tracks with such titles as "Search for Solace," "Tears," Segue to the Heart," "Enlighten" and "Shades of Life": "Cognition was recorded in the bedroom, garage, living room & bathroom of my former home in Las Vegas, NV, and mastered in Phoenix, AZ, between jobs, bands, paralysis, addictions, nervous breakdowns, car wrecks & major eye surgery."

A bizarre fact related to the above statement: Caterine was involved in car accident in April 2001. After several surgeries, he remains blind in his left eye – which is the image on the cover of Cognition. The cover concept and title, however, were actually conceived almost two years earlier, which further fuels the argument that Caterine's fluid sense of melody and exceptional flair for aural details border on the miraculous. Cheers, good fellow.

4-1/2 out of 5 rating

Progression Magazine #43

delightfully melodic and creatively arranged album.
CATERINE: Cognition
2002 (CD, 48:16); Caterine Music
Style: Instrumental symphonic prgressive
Total rating: 13-1/2 out of 16
Erstwhile heavy metal guitarist Jimmy Dee Caterine (Sacred Rite) realizes his rather tastefully
orchastrated symphonic ambitions with 'Cognition',
a collection of 11 instrumental tracks divided between three movements ("Rebirth," "Soul Discovery" and "Cognition").
Caterine does most of the work on guitars, bass, guitar synth, drums and piano, helped along by four other players on bass, drums, percussion and piano.
Despite the man's musical pedigree, don't expect a
chops-drenched shredfest. Rather, much of this music is delicately lush, flowing, and introspective,
with just enough bombast to keep things balanced.
The classically flavored "Intrigue," matching Caterine's nimble acoustic guitar with Jordet's eloquently melodic piano, is a real show-stealer. "Venice," likewise, captures a sense of Latin romanticism with Caterine's aucoustic playing nicely off Jordet's echo-y harpsichord-like keys. Elsewhere, "Enlighten" returns the rock crunch beneath yet another lyrically melodic guitar lead ... very nice!
And so it goes with this mostly mid-tempo, delightfully melodic and creatively arranged album.
For anyone who doubts that prog has "soul," check out Cognition.-- John Collinge

Mark E. Waterbury March 2004

Jimmy Dee Caterine, former guitarist from Sacred Rite reaches deep into his bag of tricks with his first solo album. "Rebirth" the first of the three multi tracked opus' harkens influences as diverse as Eric Johnson, Dicky Betts and Criss Oliva. There is a decided European influence as well, from the baroque keyboard interludes to the occasional forays into Malmsteen-esque territory. Jimmy combines influences and his own styles wonderfully with thoughtful songwriting.