The first grouping of tracks I recorded as a personal challenge, and to inspire my students.
The remaining ones are projects I produced or cues from sessions I was contracted to play on
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My Funny Valentine
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Melissa Manchester "The Fellas'
The following are selected partial tracks. The album can be purchase from Apple Music, etc.
They Say It's Wonderful
Night and Day
Love Is Just Around The Corner
Ain't That A Kick In The Head
These tracks were produced for Laura by myself and our engineer Tim Jaquette. As a student Laura sang with the Citrus Singers, the big band and pop groups. Early on I recognized Laura's unique talent, I felt it was important for her to have a vehicle to showcase that talent. Laura has gone on to be one of the most sought after vocalists in LA. She performs at some of the finest jazz clubs and her talents appear on multiple recording sessions including Mad Men, currently she's touring with the Foo Fighters. Program note: You might recognize some of these arrangements from Linda Ronstadt's standards album " What's New" orchestrated by Nelson Riddle. We had the good fortune of having Linda's producer / manager John Boylan teach record production and songwriting. With Linda's blessing John secured copies of the entire CD, Laura choose the ones that spoke to her to record. The guitar duet "Blame it on my Youth" is one of Laura's favorite tunes, accompanied here by our guitar teacher Steve Cotter. The iconic pop tune "First time Ever I Saw your Face" was arranged, orchestrated and performed by jazz piano great Laurence Hobgood. With the exception of the string section the orchestra was our alumni a few current students and a couple of faculty.
Blame It On My Youth
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
I've Got A Crush On You
Someone To Watch Over Me
I Won't Dance
What'll I Do
When You Wish Upon A Star
The Entertainment Technology Complex Music Sample
A compilation of recordings by composers especially for a Promo for the Studios and Main Stage at Citrus.
As a side note, the trumpet section was Charlie Davis, myself and Walt Blanton.
Music for a Chase
Grove Musings - Mood Swings
Grove Musings - Reverance and Awe
Grove Musings - Coming Together
Grove Musings - Architecture With a Plan
Grove Musings - To David With Love
Nature of the Beast
Various Cues from Narnia - Prince Caspian