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Tension and Release

by Philip DeStefano

influenced by Paul Simon, Suzanne Vega, James Taylor, Lyle Lovett, Sting, Steely Dan, Elvis Costello, Pat Metheny. A little different. Unique lyrics. Some unobvious chords changes. Contemporary singer-songwriter with a touch of jazz.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Jazz
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1. What Do You Think
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2. Save Me
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3. Can't Go On
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4. Deeper Love
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5. Tension and Release
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6. Obvious Answer
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7. Too Little
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8. Foreign Movie
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9. Cafe Ballet
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10. Never Be the Same
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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\"Mellow-but-active guitar playing and just a hint of blues thrown in for good measure. The guitar work is never lazy, and when the single-string solos come in, you hardly notice they weren\'t there before. Tension and Release is a fluid, well-recorded disc... Artists like DeStefano tend to either sound completely derivative, or in this case, they sound like ... themselves. That\'s a feat in itself; there are an awful lot of Dave Matthews disciples these days. Much to his credit, DeStefano doesn\'t sound like he\'s imitating anyone.\" - Indie-Music.com

\"Philip DeStefano is a stand-out artist. When I first heard his music, I knew I had to feature him on my most recent episode… it absolutely precluded everything else I had on the playlist.\" - www.AudioGumshoe.com podcast ~ Rich Palmer(host), podcast #98.

\"This is an album full of acoustic songs that are gentle and jazz-influenced. There\'s a good deal of slow and tasteful guitar, and a number of well-written songs. - Good Times Magazine, Long Island, Nov \'04

\"jazz-inspired\" - LeftOffTheDial.com

\"acoustic guitar-based songs... smooth, jazz guitar format\" - SplendidEzine.com


This is one of two recordings I\'ve done. The other was as one half of the duo \"DeStefano & McLeod\" and was titled \'Coloring the Sky\' - it contains four very eclectic instrumental tracks and four vocal tunes. You\'ll find it on CDBABY if you search for my last name.


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David

haunting texture
I have been listening to Tension and Release. Do I like it? Yes! It is music that I must listen again and again to capture the subtleties. There is a haunting texture and easiness in the playing.
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Kirsten

Lush melodies....
A wonderful cd with lyrics that are both clever and moving, and melodies that are so lush they pull you in. This cd blends folk and jazz beautifully.
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biteau claude


Great cd between folk & jazzy. PHILIP does a great job on this cd. His guitar is superb! Hear this! You will love it! CLAUDE
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