Composer and classical guitarist Jason Lee Greenberg features recording artist Jennifer Grassman, classical saxophonist Todd Oxford, and jazz pianist Pamela York, on new Orisonata metal album.
Classical guitarist and composer, Jason Lee Greenberg, announces the release of his debut album, Orisonata, which he recorded with his wife, award winning songwriter, pianist, and vocalist, Jennifer Grassman. The couple have been writing and recording tracks for the album off and on for the past six years, and enlisted producer MD Thompson of Ivory Tower Productions of Houston in 2013 to record, engineer, and complete the project.
“This album has been a long time in the works,” said Greenberg. “The closing ballad, The Muses, is a song Jennifer and I wrote on our honeymoon in Colorado nearly eight years ago. A few of the other songs, such as Oath Breaker, I performed live with my band Eden’s Twilight. All of the pieces are original compositions, and I was honored to have classical saxophonist, Todd Oxford, and jazz pianist, Pamela York, guest on the album. They’re both internationally acclaimed touring artists, and really gave the album a very unique flair. Progressive metal is all about reinventing, innovating, and creating. I feel that with Orisonata, we’ve created something fresh and never-before-heard in the metal world.”
The album features seven songs, clocking over 50 minutes worth of music. Many of the songs, such as Journey To The Center Of The Earth, Unholy Creation, andThe Great Baptism, are based on literature. Others, such as The Muses and Robin Hood are based on legend and ancient mythology.
“Each song on the album has a distinct musical character,” said Grassman. “When Jason asked me to write lyrics to a few of his songs, I was honestly very challenged. I needed to come up with words and a storyline that complemented and emphasized the emotion and personality of the composition. Journey To The Center Of The Earth and The Great Baptism are two I’m particularly proud of.”
So far, the album as had a soft release on CD Baby and www.Orisonata.com, but will shortly be available through Amazon, Spotify, and other major retailers.
Orisonata is a progressive metal project by Jason Lee Greenberg. For its debut album, also titled Orisonata, Greenberg composed seven original songs on which he plays electric, classical, bass guitars, drums, and most keyboards. Guest artists on Orisonata include Greenberg’s wife, Jennifer Grassman, who has been commended by Tori Amos for her charity work, as well as President George W. Bush for her patriotic song dedicated to US troops. Other artists on Orisonata include internationally acclaimed classical saxophonist Todd Oxford, and award winning jazz pianist Pamela York. In his free time, Greenberg enjoys playing video games and donating his weekends to play classical guitar for patients at Texas Children’s Hospital. More Info: www.Orisonata.com