Posts filed under ‘Smooth Jazz’

We Few

“We Few” is an original jazz/fusion composition that I wrote back in 2011, during my “Palindrome” period. The guitar part shows has some country influence. I think this is one of my better original tunes.

April 19, 2019 at 3:19 pm Leave a comment

The Lady in my Life

This is my cover of “The Lady in my Life”, written by Rod Temperton, which was first released as a track on Michael Jackson’s album “Thriller” in 1982. It was one of only two tracks on the album to NOT be released as a single. However, countless other artists have covered it.

April 12, 2019 at 3:05 pm Leave a comment

Diem in Monimentum

“Diem in Monimentum” marks my return to Smooth Jazz. I’m not sure how long this return will last.

May 28, 2018 at 2:42 pm Leave a comment

You Must Be

“You Must Be” is an experiment. Having just finished it, I’m not sure how I think it turned out. Perhaps you can let me know what you think.

The track is something of a mashup of several of my major influences: Smooth Jazz, Jazz Fusion, 80’s Pop Ballads, and Hank Marvin with the Shadows.

April 22, 2018 at 5:22 pm Leave a comment

One World One Word

“One World One Word” is an original, instrumental smooth-jazz ballad. For many years, smooth jazz and fusion were the main styles in which I worked.  If you visit my artist page at CD Baby, you can see some of the albums I released over the years. You might also try my artist page on Spotify.

 

October 8, 2017 at 11:03 am Leave a comment

Chuloe

“Chuloe” is a rumination and tribute to jazz guitarist/composer/producer Chuck Loeb, who passed away from cancer earlier this week.

Although I don’t consider him a major influence on my own work, I was an enormous admirer of his. One of the hallmarks of his music — no matter his role — was a perfect balance of taste, clarity, and virtuosity.

I will miss him.

August 3, 2017 at 2:29 pm Leave a comment

Smooth Shadow

“Smooth Shadow” is an original instrumental that combines two of the styles in which I work. The harmonic and rhythmic setting is like a smooth jazz or 80’s ballad, while the melody is a bit more simple…in a sixties guitar style similar to Hank Marvin of the Shadows.

 

July 19, 2017 at 7:21 pm Leave a comment

Waiting for Bess

“Waiting for Bess” is an original jazz/rock/fusion instrumental.

 

July 10, 2017 at 6:23 pm Leave a comment

Flag Day

“Flag Day” is an original, smooth jazz composition.

June 15, 2017 at 2:39 pm Leave a comment

Two More Days

“Two More Days” is an original smooth-jazz track.

June 7, 2017 at 5:31 pm 1 comment

Testing the Water

“Testing the Water” is an original jazz-funk/smooth jazz tune.

 

June 5, 2017 at 6:51 pm 2 comments

Some Years Past

 

This is an original, smooth jazz tune new this summer. The title was the result of me thinking about my advancing age, so I put together a montage of photos of me with family and guitars that starts pretty far back and goes through the past year. They’re not in any particular order. I like this tune pretty well — it has a nice, relaxing feel.

 

August 17, 2016 at 1:42 pm Leave a comment

Two Years Past

Here is a new, original smooth jazz tune — which seemed a good excuse for a bunch of pictures of Lacey, our 11-year-old coon hound mix.

July 4, 2016 at 8:25 am Leave a comment

June Bug

This is an original jazz/rock/funk fusion tune.

June 3, 2016 at 12:28 pm Leave a comment

Don’t Know Why

Written by Jesse Harris, this was the first song on Norah Jones’ debut album. It has been covered my many jazz artists. I have given it a smooth-jazz setting.

May 30, 2016 at 2:51 pm 1 comment

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