Archive for January, 2018

Alentejo

“Alentejo” was released by the Shadows on their 1967 album “From Hank, Bruce, Brian and John”.

My version is a pretty straight cover although I allow myself one verse for some improvisation.

Alentejo is a geographical, historical and cultural region of southern Portugal, noted for it’s mild weather, wine, beaches, and locally grown food.

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January 31, 2018 at 3:41 pm Leave a comment

A Sigh

“A Sigh” is based on a piano concert etude by Franz Liszt entitled “Un Sospiro”. The Shadows recorded an arrangement by Norrie Paramor on their 1966 album, “Shadow Music”. My version is inspired by the Shadows, but is not a literal cover.

January 30, 2018 at 5:53 pm Leave a comment

Cosy

“Cosy” was a track on the Shadows 2nd album, “Out of the Shadows”. Written by Mort Garson (who also wrote “Our Day Will Come” for Ruby and the Romantics) and Earl Schuman, it is a 1950’s style, doo-wop slow dance. My arrangement follows the original, but is not a note-for-note cover; I added a few things and play the melody in my own way.

January 29, 2018 at 6:27 pm Leave a comment

Off in the Valley

“Off in the Valley” is an original composition in which I try to combine the feel of 60’s instrumental guitar rock with a somewhat more sophisticated musical and harmonic language than was typical for that genre. This one is similar to the style of the Shadows.

January 27, 2018 at 5:34 pm Leave a comment

Equus Canticum

“Equus Canticum” is an original composition in which I try to combine the feel of 60’s instrumental guitar rock with a somewhat more sophisticated musical and harmonic language than was typical for that genre. This one is similar to the style of the Shadows.

January 23, 2018 at 3:46 pm Leave a comment

Oh Pair!

“Oh Pair!” is an original composition in which I try to combine the feel of 60’s instrumental guitar rock with a somewhat more sophisticated musical and harmonic language than was typical for that genre. This one is similar to the style of the Shadows.

January 20, 2018 at 5:56 pm Leave a comment

Youtube and Facebook

Hello everyone:

Happy New Year!

I’d like to suggest that you consider subscribing to my Youtube channel and/or like my Facebook music page.

Both of these are great ways to get the very latest content delivered to you, and show support for my musical efforts.

Thanks so much!

January 18, 2018 at 7:08 pm Leave a comment

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