Rapster's innovative music features his compositions, vocal, guitar and bass talents. An award-winning composer of Chamber music with University honors, Rapster enjoyed the '70s playing in the San Francisco Bay area fusion band Clouds, then toured with The David La Flamme Band, enjoying his share of sex, drugs, rock and roll so prevelant during that era. Well, Rapster's baaack, with some new muscular tracks that should find happy homes in a number of TV, Film and multiple media projects. His ability to blend genres guarantees an innovative style of original music.
Rapster is the consummate musician. He composes, arranges, plays guitar, bass, keyboards, tenor sax, raps, and sings. He sure does his thing, which has kept him in demand for years. Throughout his career, Rapster has played with some iconic artists, including Woody Shaw, Jon Hendricks, Julian Priester and Mike Nock.
Rapster is a musician who believes in World music...seeking to blend many genres into a fresh and innovative style of Jazz.
Comments from Colleagues and Fans:
"G`Day Brother... All the best to you! You are definitely a musical mastermind...with an ingenius sense of melody & crazy mad skills on the guitar!" (norman goodman IMW.com)
"Incredible guitar playing, solos are out of this world! Blows my mind...great production and excellent song. You have taken things to a whole new level...." (norman goodman IMW.com)
"THE DUKE.. what gets me is your guitar playing. Man, I wish to meet you one day and have you Line-Me-out on the guitar lines. I hope to have the money one day to come see you, shake your hand and play some music with you. I think your the best guitar player online! AWESOME BRO! (dace yates IMW.com)
This latin jazz song featuring trumpet pays tribute to a great American hero.. a great Chicano hero.. Cesar Chavez.. melancholy mood.. broad soundscape.. attractive beat and bass.. lyrical trumpet.. factual rapping vocal harmonies.. Male Vocals, Jazz, Nu Jazz
Rapster loves outside jazz.. dissonant jazz.. Crossed my Wires is certainly another of his theme songs and features catchy spoken vocals and delicious outside jazz guitar to a great funky beat.. Male Vocals, Jazz, Jazz (pending cat.)
Rapster loves to do jazz ballads and counts them among his favorite songs..
Done It Again is full of sensual emotion and features lovely vocal harmonies on the chorus as well as a very expressive blues guitar solo.. Male Vocals, Jazz, Neo-Lounge Vocals
This instrumental modern jazz blues was inspired by a BBC series commemorating the life and achievements of Charles Darwin.. it features a B3 organ solo by Markku Vuollet and a synth solo from Dustin Graham as well as a lyrical outside guitar solo.. Instrumental, Jazz, Acid Jazz
A jazz blues ballad that goes above and beyond.. this song is shaking people up on many sites.. "daring!" "exploratory".. avante garde or steeped in the jazz tradition? Male Vocals, Jazz, Jazz (pending cat.)
Hunger! is really avante garde fusion jazz.. the abstract cyber beat by brian mattson emphasizes the seriousness of the world hunger situation.. the absurdity of it.. add some expressive outside jazz guitar and choir style vocal harmonies and factual rap and you have the picture.. Male Vocals, Jazz, Jazz Fusion
Rapster created a song to trane's alternative "summertime" changes from the 60s.. featuring a funk beat, vocals and lots of modern jazz guitar playing over the advanced harmonies.. Male Vocals, Jazz, Jazz (pending cat.)
An avante garde nu jazz blues for my cat, Paddy.. featuring some outside jazz guitar solos.. difficult to keep the groove happening in a slow tune so i'm told and also that i got the flow mastered.. Male Vocals, Jazz, Neo-Lounge Vocals