Dark Chocolate
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This debut album of Dark Chocolate features Kim Stone (Spyro Gyra, The Rippingtons) on electric and fretless bass and 12-string bajo sexto; Joseph Lucido on guitar and guitar synth; Aaron Stone on drums, percussion, marimba, and piano; Alan Steinberger (March of the Penguins) on piano; Ronnie Ray Padilla on flute, piano, guitar, and percussion; Nico Georis on piano; Clay Henry on percussion; and others. This Caribbean-flavored set will inspire spontaneous dance. These established side men and A-list session players create a new sound that provides a few familiar themes, but stretches outside pre-conceived boundaries. Vocalist Jaqui Hope is featured on Samba Rio.
 
 
 
1. Sugar Cane Train - 4:18
Clay Henry - Tumba
Joseph Lucido - Guitar
Ronnie Ray Padilla - Flutes, Electric Piano
Aaron Stone - Drums, Percussion
Kim Stone - 12 String Bajo Sexto
 
2. Cruisin' South - 4:48
Nico Georis - Yamaha Concert Reserve Piano
Clay Henry - Tumba
Joseph Lucido - Guitar
Ronnie Ray Padilla - Flute
Aaron Stone - Drums
Kim Stone - Bass
 
3. Café Society - 6:23
Alan Steinberger - Yamaha Concert Reserve Piano
Aaron Stone - Drums
Kim Stone - 6 String Fretless Bass
 
4. Caribbean Breeze - 4:55
Jayson Fann - Steel Drum
Aaron Stone - Shaker,Triangle
Kim Stone - 12 String Bajo Sexto
Nura Stone - Cello
 
5. Moonrise - 4:37
Nico Georis - Electric Piano
Clay Henry - Percussion
Joseph Lucido - Guitar
Aaron Stone - Drums
Kim Stone - Bass
 
6. Malibu Nights - 5:39
Kim Stone - 5 String Bass, 6 String Fretless Bass
Joseph Lucido - Guitar Synth
Aaron Stone - Electric Piano, Drums, Shaker, Triangle
 
7. Clay Pot - 4:42
Clay Henry - Percussion
Joseph Lucido - Guitar
Aaron Stone - Drums
Kim Stone - 6 String Fretless Bass
 
8. Dr. Blue - 5:25
Alan Steinberger - Yamaha Concert Reserve Piano
Ronnie Ray Padilla - Guitar
Aaron Stone - Drums
Kim Stone - 6 String Fretless Bass
 
9. Samba Rio - 5:11
Jaqui Hope - Vocals
Joseph Lucido - Guitar
Jayson Fann - Percussion
Ronnie Ray Padilla - Flute
Aaron Stone - Yamaha Concert Reserve Piano, Marimba, Drums, Percussion
Kim Stone - 12 String Bajo Sexto
 
10. Walking Lightly - 4:08
Brock Bradford - Dumbeki
Clay Henry - Tumba
Ronnie Ray Padilla - Flute, Jingles, Oud, Vocals
Joseph Lucido - Guitar Synth
Aaron Stone - Drums, Shaker, Triangle
 
11. Bone - 5:28
Brock Bradford - Talking Drum
Clay Henry - Tumba
Joseph Lucido - Guitar Synth, Guitar Synth Trombone
Aaron Stone - Drums, Percussion
Kim Stone - 6 String Fretless Bass
 
12. Heading Home - 5:58
Jayson Fann - Congas
Clay Henry - Percussion
Joseph Lucido - Guitar, Guitar Synth Flute
Aaron Stone - Drums, Marimba, Percussion
Kim Stone - Bass
 
Samba Rio - Aaron Stone (ASCAP); Caribbean Breeze - Nura Stone (ASCAP); Malibu Nights - Kim Stone (ASCAP); all other songs group-composed by Dark Chocolate.
 

Executive Producer: Barefoot Inc.

Producer: Clay Henry
Co-Producer: Aaron Stone
 
Recorded & Mixed at Hidden Barn Studio, Big Sur, California USA
 
Mastered by Aaron Stone at RayStone Studio, Albuquerque, New Mexico USA
Re-Mastered by John Palmer at Andro-Media, Lansing, Michigan USA
 
Cruisin' South Remixed by John Palmer
 
Production Consultant: Jack Tossman
 
Engineering: Jo Go & David Silva
 
Album Design: Brock Bradford & John Palmer
 
Photography: Brock Bradford
 
 

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