After several albums of classical pieces and transcriptions, guitarist Stevan Pasero has written 14 contemporary works for his latest, Seasons. Dedicated to the ever-changing seasons of our lives, the album features Pasero's Chamber Nouveau Ensemble. Contributions from Christopher Bock on percussion and Paul Rice with keyboards and orchestration add depth and warmth to the compositions. It is Pasero's guitar, however, that best expresses acoustic passion and intimate feelings on tracks like "Waves at Turtle Bay," "Road to Half Moon Bay," "Prayer for the Rainforest," and "Valley of the Archer," one of three solos. Seasons is ideal for background enjoyment or attentive listening.