Fareed shown with his Gibson L-5S Custom in cherrburst finish for his profile picture for this organization Conscience Alliance. Moving easily between jazz and classical guitar, guitar virtuoso Fareed haque has worked with prominent artists including Paquito D’rivera, Dave Holland, Sting, Joe Henderson, Joe Zawinul, Cassandra Wilson, Kurt Elling, Lester Bowie, Arturo Sandoval, medeski, Martin and Wood, Kahil el Zabar, Defunckt, Ramsey Lewis, Nigel Kennedy, Edgar Meyer, Robert Conant, Stephen Stubbs, Frank Bungarten, members of the Vermeer Quartet and many symphony orchestras in the U.S. and abroad. He has permformed all of the major guitar concertos, is an active transcriber of baroque as well as South American music and has had numerous modern works dedicated to him.more
**Starbright had a lot of different sounds. It was a truly eclectic fusion album with acoustic and electric tones, distortion and clean tones, and synthesizers.** Starbright had so many idiomatic suggestions in terms of material and sounds that we had to have a board meeting at Warner Brothers to figure out how to market it. They asked me, “Exactly what do you want to do?” That’s how the Joyous Lake band came about. Warner Brothers wanted a definite image to market. I was with Gibson at the time. They notified me that they had just come up with an L5-S, a solidbody L5 model, that wasn’t on the market yet. Gibson asked if I wanted to use it. And I did. That’s when I really got back into a playing solidbody guitar again.more
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