Jan Hammer, Igor Len: Neal Schon solo album - The Calling.




Journey's guitarist Neal Schon is to release a new solo album on the 22nd October 2012. The album, titled The Calling, features  Igor Len, an accomplished classical, jazz and film composer, is featured on acoustic piano throughout and keyboard legend Jan Hammer on two tracks. The full track details are:


1. The Calling
Neal Schon (guitar, bass), Steve Smith (drums), Igor Len (keyboards).  This song has a cool 
mixture of blues, eastern melodies, rockin’ riffs, and some slammin’ solo improvisation. 
2. Carnival Jazz
Neal Schon (guitar, bass), Steve Smith (drums), Igor Len (keyboards).  Igor plays great acoustic 
piano on this track. To me it’s a cool mixture of rockin’ melody and jazz
3. Six String Waltz
Neal Schon (guitar, bass) Steve Smith (drums), Igor Len (keyboards, orchestration). This track 
has an old Journey feel to it.
4. Irish Field
This track features just two guitars and a little imagination of a beautiful open field. This one is 
for M:)
5. Back Smash
Neal Schon (guitar, bass), Steve Smith (drums), Igor Len (keyboards, synthesizer solo). I 
originally wanted to use a couple of vocalists on this track. It didn’t pan out so I turned it into an 
instrumental.
6. Fifty Six
Neal Schon (guitar, bass), Steve Smith (drums), Igor Len (piano, orchestration), Jan Hammer 
(Moog synthesizer solo). This track originally started out with a cool drum part that Steve Smith 
came up.  The track has an eastern flavor to it that I love, featuring electric sitar. This has an 
early Journey prog rock vibe to it.
7. True Emotion
Neal Schon (guitar, bass), Steve Smith (drums), Igor Len (keyboards). This features a classical 
blues vibe with a cool Hendrix-type vibe in the middle.
8. Tumbleweeds
This track features me on guitars and bass, Igor Len (orchestration), Steve Smith (drums), plus 
special guest Jan Hammer playing Moog solos.
9. Primal Surge
This is a great song for sports channels!  I play guitars and bass, Igor Len on keyboards and 
Steve Smith on drums. I love the embodied melody in the song. 
10. Blue Rainbow Sky
This track is a dedication to Ronnie James Dio the night he died outside my house - the sky was blue and it’s that feeling that was the inspiration for the recording. 
11. Transonic Funk
Just a cool funky jam with Steve Smith (drums) and Igor (keyboards). 
12. Song Of The Wind II
This track was directly inspired by the first Song of the Wind off the first Santana Caravanseri 
record.  I recorded this with the guys in the last 30 minutes of our sessions. 

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