Jon Durant

Burnt Belief

jon durant

Guitarist Jon Durant brings a unique sense of texture and melody to his instrument. His distinctive “cloud guitar” soundscapes and engaging lead work have graced numerous CD recordings and film soundtracks. As executive producer of Alchemy Records, he produces recordings for internationally acclaimed artists in his small Massachusetts studio. Along with longtime collaborators Tony Levin (bassist with King Crimson and Peter Gabriel), percussionist Vinny Sabatino, pianist Michael Whalen, and guitar/synth master Randy Roos, Jon has recorded with electric violinist Caryn Lin, percussionist Jerry Leake, singer/songwriter Porter Smith, soul singer Ray Greene (Tower of Power) and many others. Burnt Belief‘s Etymology is Jon’s third recording with Colin Edwin, the noted bassist from Porcupine Tree. Jon made extensive use of the Philosopher’s Tone (Germanium), Echolution, Echolution 2 Deluxe, and the Infinity Looper on Etymology.

“The Echolution and Echolution 2 were central components in the cloud guitar scapes, while the Philosopher’s Tone gave my leads a wonderful infinite sustain. The Infinity Looper has proven essential to my live rig and is a tremendous compositional aid.”