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Bay Area composer/musician Charles Xavier aka The Xman: his music has been described as appealing to listeners with a wide range of tastes, encompassing Electronica, Funk, Rock, Jazz, New Age, and Classical. “Unconventional music for Creative Minds” Music of our Heart blogger Edward David Jennings called the Xavier’s music “a total sensory experience that immerse audience members in layers of textured sound, allowing the mind to escape to new realms of serenity.” FREE MUSIC: www.charlesxavier.com
Sounds Like: Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Talking Heads
Label: www.happynoterecords.com, Happy Note Records
Bio: A jazz drummer since he was sixteen, Xavier was born and raised in New Bedford, Massachusetts, where the East Coast jazz scene shaped his musical tastes. He studied arranging and composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston. At the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, New York, he studied dru...See Full Bio
“We all LOVE Spaghetti Westerns like A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and so many others. Composers such as Ennio Morricone with the twangy guitars and whistling melodies, to the gruff vocal chants and fatalistic trumpets, music and the way he was used in film would never be the same again. Xavier’s Pale Rider is a modern day interpretation of this musical genre. Yodeling choirs, dream like guitars, percussive twangs. It hauntingly draws you in with the simple 4-note theme implied on guitar with mystically magical reflections cascading in the background. Xavier’s Pale Rider is a modern day interpretation of the Spaghetti Western musical genre. DIG... http://soundcloud.com/charlesxavier/pale-rider ”