The Time I Am Alone

“The Time I Am Alone” is an original instrumental composition intended to be similar to the style of the Shadows.

September 17, 2021 at 7:36 am Leave a comment

Kwan Gi

“Kwan Gi” is an original instrumental intended to be similar to the style of the material the Ventures wrote and recorded in the early 1970s primarily for the Japanese market. The Ventures were enormously popular in Japan in the 1960s and 70s, outselling all other foreign artists there, including the Beatles. The Ventures current line-up still tours Japan annually. 

September 16, 2021 at 7:52 am Leave a comment

In the Time It Takes to See

“In the Time It Takes to See” is an original instrumental in a jazz-fusion style. Along with more mellow smooth-jazz, this type of music was my main focus 10 – 15 years ago, and I do like to revisit from time-to-time. One might also observe that I now spend most of my time doing music in 1960s styles, so I might want to modernize a bit on occasion. However, I wouldn’t want to be *too* contemporary, so I only fast forward a couple of decades to the 1980s.

September 11, 2021 at 12:42 pm Leave a comment

Shadow Breeze

“Shadow Breeze” is an original instrumental intended to sound like something the Shadows might have done in the 1980s or 90s.

September 10, 2021 at 7:10 am Leave a comment

More Guitars (더 많은 기타)

“More Guitars (더 많은 기타)” is an original instrumental intended to be similar to the style of the material the Ventures wrote and recorded in the early 1970s primarily for the Japanese market. The Ventures were enormously popular in Japan in the 1960s and 70s, outselling all other foreign artists there, including the Beatles. The Ventures current line-up still tours Japan annually. 

September 9, 2021 at 7:11 am Leave a comment

Grizzly

“Grizzly” is an original instrumental for guitar, bass and drums. With this track I was trying to channel my inner Billy Gibbons.

September 4, 2021 at 5:39 pm Leave a comment

When Is the Morning

“When Is the Morning” is an original instrumental intended to sound like something the Shadows or Hank Marvin might have recorded.

September 3, 2021 at 7:43 am Leave a comment

Another Side of Cheap Phil

“Another Side of Cheap Phil” is an original instrumental intended to evoke the feel of an early 1960s Ventures 12-bar based track used to “fill out” an album or serve as a “B-side”. Both the Ventures and Shadows discographies are full of tracks like this. In many, many cases, I actually prefer these tracks to the “featured” ones.

September 2, 2021 at 7:38 am Leave a comment

If I Wonder Who I Am

“If I Wonder Who I Am” is an original instrumental composition intended to be similar to the style of the Shadows.

August 27, 2021 at 7:28 am Leave a comment

A Few Guitars More

“A Few Guitars More” is an original instrumental intended to evoke the feel of an Ennio Morricone Spaghetti Western movie theme.

August 26, 2021 at 7:35 am Leave a comment

Meu Violão Não Fala

“Meu Violão Não Fala” is an original instrumental composition inspired by the works of A.C. Jobim.

August 21, 2021 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

Cheap Phil Across the Pond

“Cheap Phil Across the Pond” is an original instrumental intended to evoke the feel of an early 1960s Shadows album track used to “fill out” an album or serve as a “B-side”. Both the Ventures and Shadows discographies are full of tracks like this. I many, many cases, I actually prefer these tracks to the “featured” ones.

August 20, 2021 at 5:11 pm Leave a comment

Cheap Phil Rides Again

“Cheap Phil Rides Again” is an original instrumental intended to evoke the feel of an early 1960s Ventures album track used to “fill out” an album or serve as a “B-side”. Both the Ventures and Shadows discographies are full of tracks like this. In many, many cases, I actually prefer these tracks to the “featured” ones.

August 19, 2021 at 7:14 am Leave a comment

When There Is Nothing More Left To Say

“When There Is Nothing More Left To Say” is an original instrumental intended to sound like something the Shadows might have recorded in the 1980s or 90s.

August 14, 2021 at 6:25 pm Leave a comment

What I See

“What I See” is an original instrumental influenced by the Shadows, among others.

August 13, 2021 at 3:43 pm Leave a comment

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