Bartron Tyler Group | Fillmore Street

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Fillmore Street

by Bartron Tyler Group

Extremely tasteful guitar-based instrumental rock band; an acoustic/electric fusion.
Genre: Rock: Instrumental Rock
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2. All Blues
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3. Hey Vince
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4. Blackbird
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5. Take Five
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6. Breakfast All Day
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7. Blues for a Red Planet
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Album Notes
For nearly a decade, the Bartron-Tyler Group (BTg) has inspired, grooved, and enlivened diverse audiences at festivals and concerts all along the West Coast. Bartron and Tyler's musical partnership began over 20 years ago in the San Francisco Bay Area. Years of playing in rock and cover bands followed before the focus shifted to the intricate structures for which BTg is known. In 1991, they premiered as a guitar duo, soon thereafter recording a disc at the prompting of Nashville producer and friend Bob Tassi. John Hasty joined forces to add percussive spice, building on the group to produce the next two critically acclaimed CD releases, "Fillmore Street Live" (1994), and "Leap Day" (1997). For the CD release concerts for "Leap Day", the band wanted to ground the sound with a bassist. The natural choice was Joey Fabian, with whom Hasty had already performed in diverse musical settings over the last four years. The roots that have been growing over the past 20 years serve as a strong foundation for the group's unique sound. Their latest studio release, "Like A Metaphor" (2002), showcases this new, fully realized quartet's amazing cohesion and flow garnered through four solid years of gigging. A newly re-mastered "Fillmore Street" CD (2005)has just been released celebrating the 10 year anniversary of perhaps their most popular album.

Notes from the album "Fillmore Street":

It was ten years ago when we released our second album, Fillmore Street. It was recorded over three days, July 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 1994, during the Fillmore Street Jazz and Art Festival in San Francisco. Each day we would play from about 10am until 6pm, taping each set directly from the sound board onto a little 2-track DAT recorder. Later, after listening through everything, we condensed the weekend down to our favorite performances. Although it is probably the quickest and easiest project we've ever worked on we've often had people tell us it's their favorite of our albums. We think that there are a few reasons for this. We had a great time playing that weekend and the sense of fun and musical interplay is very apparent. It's a very honest recording: there was absolutely no editing done on any of the live tracks on the album. It sounds exactly the way we sounded in those days. It's also a very clean sounding album: because we had no crowd microphones set up the audience is much less present when compared to other live albums. People are always surprised to learn that a few feet from where we were playing cars and buses were driving by; if you listen closely you might catch the sound of a car horn or the squeal of a MUNI bus brake.

To commemorate this anniversary we had decided to re-release the album newly re-mastered. We would like to thank Marc Games for the fine job he did. We feel the improvement in sound quality is incredible; we hope you feel the same.

As you would expect the band has evolved quite a bit in the last ten years. We hope you enjoy this snapshot of those early days of playing together.



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John Blackman

This is wonderful music - hard to categorize in a way that does them justice, but very easy to listen to and enjoy. These guys are 'musician's musicians,' if you know what I mean, but their music is also very 'accessible' too. Every person I've ever played this CD for just lights up and says 'Wow, that's really nice.' It has the mellowness and feel of accoustic music, but comes packed with a jazzy, bluesy-improv wallop that will please the most demanding listener. I don't know what they did to clean up the sound of this classic live recording, but it worked. If pearls and rubies and sapphires made sounds, I think this is what they'd sound like.


Bartron Tyler Group
I first heard this on the computer at a gallery where I occasionally work. I played it over and over. Bought it and have been playing it in my car and at home ever since. John Blackman's right: these are "musician's musicians". They play with the rhythm, the melody, the timing--everything-- and still manage to make it easy,and fun,to follow. Haven't heard anything this new & different in a long, long time.