On the one-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, this June, Brian Tarquin & Company has released Orlando in Heaven [Cleopatra].
The charity album—with partial proceeds donated to Catholic Charities of Central Florida—features contributions from the late jazz legend Larry Coryell (his last commercial recordings before his passing on February 19, 2017), as well as guitarists Mike Stern, Will Ray, Hal Lindes, Chris Poland, Denny Jiosa, and Tarquin himself. Other musicians on the album include vocalist Phil Naro (Talas, Julian Lennon), bassist Tony Franklin (Jimmy Page/Blue Murder), and keyboardist Bobby Baldwin.
“Being a Floridian I was moved so much by the Orlando Pulse Shooting," says Tarquin. "In fact my family and I were in Orlando at the time of the shooting. When I found out that Catholic Charities of central Florida was helping out survivors, I immediately went into action to compose and produce an album to benefit the victims.”