Al Garcia plays 4, 5, and 6 string fretted and fretless basses and various 6 string electric and acoustic guitars. He uses digital technology to record, compose, and perform music and plays a guitar synthesizer to gain access to sounds usually unavailable to string players. Al uses this varied sonic palette to create a wide variety of moods and textures in his music.
Al has performed and recorded many types of music. These include jazz fusion, progressive rock, jazz- rock, afro-cuban, blues, country, and reggae.Al believes this varied experience is responsible for his desire to create music that transcends musical boundaries yet remains respectful of tradition.
Al's musical influences are wide ranging and include the music of Allan Holdsworth, J.S. Bach, Charlie Parker, Bela Bartok, Eric Johnson, Jaco Pastorious, John McLaughlin, Brand X, ELP, Yes, Black Sabbath, and pianist Bill Evans.