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Feverish

I don’t always know where my musical experiments will take me. Over the weekend, as a nasty cold took hold of me, I hit on a little straight-ahead jazz chord riff that I thought sounded cool. It sort of reminded me of the types of chord voicings Kenny Burrell frequently uses. I have long been a great admirer of all aspects of his playing – the voicings, how he solos, his tone.

So I thought I’d try to expand it into an entire composition. The process went amazingly quickly. There was no doubt in my mind it had to be a guitar/bass/drums trio. Kenny Burrell is a master of that ensemble, and is the way I most like to hear him.

I’ve called the tune Feverish, since I was that when I wrote it (and still am, unfortunately). However, you’ll know I’m really sick when I don’t even want to play the guitar. I’d be interested in any comments you might have on it. Here are links to listen:

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February 26, 2008 at 6:28 pm Leave a comment

Trying Again

It’s been about 18 months since I released my last CD. It was titled “A Step Along the Way” and was firmly in the Smooth Jazz vein. I was – and still am – fairly pleased with it, and at the time actually invested a little money in promotion.

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February 6, 2008 at 6:59 pm 2 comments


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