“Sweep The Floor” by Rich Reno. Here’s the first recording on my new gear. This is an instrumental bluesy thing done live as a trio.
Sweep The Floor
“This Is It” by Jared Johnson
This is a demo Jared and I did in my basement before my upgrade. It’s a fusion thing in 15/8 – this is the introduction to the tune.
This Is It
“Luz, Amor Y Vida” from Janine Santana’s “Soft As Granite”
This is the end of Richie Cole’s sax solo.
Luz Amor Y Vida
“Wood Place Ubiquity Music” from Janine Santana’s “Soft As Granite”
This is the montuno section.
Wood Place Ubiquity Music – Montuno section
“All of You” – Doug Roche Trio
Doug Roche – piano, Ron Bland – bass
This is a classic tune done by a jazz piano trio.
All of You
“Just A Little Bit”
“The Closers” cover Rosco Gordon’s classic R&B song. This is the intro and first verse.
Just A Little Bit
Here is another nice recording from Janine Santana’s CD “Soft As Granite.”
“Walking Man” by James Taylor has sort of a pop reggae feel to it.
“Brigas Nunca Mais” covered by Robert Deutsch (Brazilian Jazz)
This is a standard Brazilian tune that I had the pleasure to record with Rob, who is inspired by Pat Metheny (among others). This is the last chorus of the melody followed by a drum solo. The drums finish soloing and it turns into a big percussion jam. The drum set and tamborim (played by Brazilian percussionist Valchino) are the only acoustic instruments playing at that point with the drum set fading out. I programmed and played all the percussion parts live (one at a time) via my drumKAT. There wasn’t any quantizing or anything like that. Needless to say, I had a lot of fun!
Brigas Nunca Mais
“Gregory/Johnson” recorded in my basement (again, before my upgrade). Jared and I laid down the bass and drum tracks together and then Jared went back and added sax.
“Sonny Meets Floyd” tries for a not settled groove – on purpose.
Sonny Meets Floyd
This is Eef’s guitar solo from “Be My Man” from her “Life Without You” CD. She’s got some soul.
Be My Man
This is “Stop What You’re Doing” from Eef’s Aqua CD.
Stop What Youre Doing
Doug Roche’s piano solo is featured on the tune called “Peri’s Scope.”
Ron Bland (on bass) is swingin’ hard!
Here is the “Doug Roche Trio” recorded live in Doug’s studio.
The tune is “Voyage” and starts with eight bars of drums.
After playing at CBGB’s in NYC, the sound engineer couldn’t stop saying nice things about “Handel.”
“Where The Path Ends” shows more of the pop/rock side of that group.
Where The Path Ends
“Tempa and the Tantrums” and our take of the old school soul tune “Rockin Chair.”
Recorded live at The Walnut Room in Denver.
“Tonight’s the Night” is a fun Zydeco groove from “Tempa and the Tantrums.”
Tonight’s the Night
Here is an early incarnation of “The Mighty Jivesters” doing “Stop Breaking Down.”
This is a funky rhumba with some great harp playing by AC.
Stop Breaking Down
Here is a hard driving swingin’ shuffle of “Empty Arms” from “The Closers”
Here is the one and only “T-Bone Shuffle” being played by “The Closers” with Erik Boa on guitar.
The reverse shuffle (also known as “the flat tire”) is a fun groove for me to play!
“Icarus” performed by “Signel-Z”
This is a Ralph Towner composition taken from the classic Paul Winter Consort album by the same name. I had the good fortune of working with Ralph Towner with a Jazz/New Age ensemble “Ananda.”
Here is “How Blue Can You Get?” – a medium slow 12/8 blues by “The Mighty Jivesters.”
How Blue Can You Get?
“Who’s to Say” is by Taylor Marvin and taken from the CD “Hello My Name is Taylor Marvin.”
Who’s to Say
Here is a funky version of Thelonious Monk’s “Well You Needn’t” performed by “Signel-Z.”
Well You Needn’t