When the Sun Comes Up Tomorrow

“When the Sun Comes Up Tomorrow” is an original instrumental similar in style to the “smooth jazz” from the late 1970s or early 1980s.

October 2, 2021 at 7:28 am Leave a comment

I Can’t Stop Loving You

This is my instrumental cover of “I Can’t Stop Loving You”, which was written in 1957 and released in 1958 by Don Gibson as the “B-side” to “Oh Lonesome Me”. The enormous popularity of both songs made it a 2-sided hit. “I Can’t Stop Loving You” has been recorded by countless artists. Perhaps the best know is Ray Charles’ version, which was a #1 hit in 1962. The Ventures included an instrumental cover on their 1963 album “The Ventures Play the Country Classics”.

October 1, 2021 at 12:16 pm Leave a comment

Incheon Waterway” ( 인천 수로 )

“Incheon Waterway” ( 인천 수로 ) 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.

September 30, 2021 at 7:15 am Leave a comment

A Fleeting Moment

“A Fleeting Moment” is an original instrumental intended to have a nostalgic feel. The music and performance were influence by Hank Marvin and Shadows, among others.

September 24, 2021 at 7:32 am Leave a comment

Morning in Busan (부산의 아침)

“Morning in Busan” (부산의 아침) 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.

September 23, 2021 at 7:39 am Leave a comment

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

Cheap Phil is Back

“Cheap Phil is Back” is an original instrumental intended to evoke the feel of an early 1960s song used to “fill out” a Ventures 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. By definition, they must be fairly simple tunes and use only the base group with no additional instruments or production.

September 14, 2021 at 8:03 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

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