For the uninitiated, there are two things to keep in mind before spinning a Tardik disc or catching a live show. First, he doesn’t color neatly between the lines. It’s just not his style. He likes getting messy by mish mashing an array of colorful melodies, rhythms and grooves from various genres – contempo jazz, alluring Latin, souled-out R&B/funk, percolating pop and rollicking rock – that are knitted with the common thread of Tardik’s nifty fretwork – impassioned and precision play on electric, nylon and acoustic guitar. Second, Tardik is an eternal optimist, an uplifting artist who lives his mission of preaching positivity through music.
Tardik’s well-received new offering is comprised of all original material inspired by the pivotal moments in his life, songs that he wrote and produced with accomplished collaborators Steve Oliver, Nate Harasim and Gabriel Mark Hasselbach. Noted saxmen Will Donato and Walle Larsson are each featured on a pair of tracks. While the first single from “Moments” – the relentless Latin-singed fiesta starter “Sip and Salsa” – continues to garner airplay, a second single will be selected and serviced to radio stations after the New Year.
Reviewers have embraced the “Moments” songs, versatility and the highly-skilled work on display as well as Tardik’s glowing spirit.
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