A professional musician since 1980 Carl Orr has performed and recorded with some of the finest musicians on the planet including Billy Cobham, George Duke, Ernie Watts, Randy Brecker, Gary Husband and Bennie Maupin. He is a regular at Londonâ€™s legendary Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in his own band and as a member of drummer Mark Fletcher's supergroup "Fletch's Brewâ€. Carl has taught guitar at The Australian Institute of Music, Brunel University, Middlesex University, London Centre Of Contemporary Music and The Academy of Contemporary Music. A prolific composer,Carl has recorded eight albums as a leader and is featured on albums by Billy Cobham, Fletch's Brew, Geoff Eales, Dale Barlow and Nathan Haines. His â€œSeeking Spiritâ€ album was a runner up for Best Jazz Album in the 1991 ARIA Awards(Australia) and his song â€œUntilâ€ co-written with Renee Geyer,was runner up for â€œBest Jazz Compositionâ€ in the 1996 APRA Awards(Australia). His latest album, Forbearance is a dramatic departure from his jazz recordings of the past and with the aid of producer Tim van der Kuil(guitarist with Adele and Mika, former guitarist/musical director for Sia) and arranger Grant Windsor,Carl has crafted a truly unique acoustic guitar-based album exploring pop, rock, folk, Americana, and classical styles. Carl composes production music for Warner/Chappell.
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