Archive for July, 2014

Richard Franklin Rawks

Since I am no longer releasing CDs, I thought I’d try a Soundcloud “album”. These are all instrumental rock tracks with quite a bit of jazz influence.

If you’d rather listen directly in Soundcloud:
https://soundcloud.com/shufflocity/sets/richard-franklin-rawks

July 30, 2014 at 6:16 am Leave a comment

In Memory of Elizabeth Reed

I am still exploring of the music of the Allman Brothers Band.

In Memory of Elizabeth Reed  was one the ABB’s instrumental jam numbers. It is the fourth track on the group’s 1970 album Idlewild South. Composed by Dickey Betts, it is the first instrumental written by a bandmember, and the first of several that Betts would write and become popular. The song is named after a headstone Betts saw at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, Georgia a place frequented by band members in their early days to relax and write songs.

The original is quite clearly jazz-influenced. My arrangement, while pushing things even further into the jazz realm, is very much in the spirit of the original, and is set for guitar, bass, drums, and piano. As usual, I played the guitar and bass parts while using Sibelius/midi to compose/program the others.

[audio http://home.comcast.net/~drahcir.nilknarf/music/fusion/LizReed.mp3]

 

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July 20, 2014 at 8:40 am 1 comment

Ramblin Man

Here I am continuing my exploration of the music of the Allman Brothers Band.

Ramblin Man was the ABB’s only top ten single, topping out at number two on the charts. Written by Dickie Betts, it was released in 1973, about two years after Duane’s death.

My arrangement, while instrumental, is very much in the spirit of the original, and is set for guitar, bass, drums, piano and organ. As usual, I played the guitar and bass parts while using Sibelius/midi to compose/program the others.

[audio http://home.comcast.net/~drahcir.nilknarf/music/fusion/RamblinMan.mp3]

 

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July 15, 2014 at 2:41 pm 2 comments

Grub A La Burg

This is my latest track. It’s in a funk/fusion style, set for guitar, piano, bass and drums. As usual, I played the guitar and bass parts and used Sibelius/midi to compose/program the keyboard and drums parts.

[audio http://home.comcast.net/~drahcir.nilknarf/music/fusion/GrubAlaBurg.mp3]

 

July 12, 2014 at 2:09 pm Leave a comment

Evitative

This tune is a little different, and as such, I’m not actually sure how well it works. Maybe you can let me know.

I set out with some goals for it, which I met it terms of structure and content. Whether it is pleasant to hear I am not sure yet.

The style is jazzy/smooth jazzy – maybe a little bit new-age/ambient.

[audio http://home.comcast.net/~drahcir.nilknarf/music/fusion/evitative.mp3]

July 4, 2014 at 7:11 pm 2 comments


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