My friend Jimmy wrote the lyrics and chord changes, we had a drummer friend come in and lay down a groove and I did the rest of the instrumentation, recording and mix down. Enjoy
I hadn't wrote a tune in awhile. I had a title "Faces" for some reason...I wanted to write about faces....maybe Facebook who knows? I got a new pedal its a Sweet Sound USA Ultra Vibe( My old teen buddie Gerald Sweet makes these) and gave me one. So I whipped out the Tele and this is what I came up with. Wrote and recorded it all last nite and today. Kinda Lou Reed-ish in parts.
A nifty remake of a classic....tried for eerie, don't know if it succeeded....
A tango-influenced setting of a hundred year-old poem by Trumbull Stickney, "Mnemosyne" is the title track of our new CD, recorded by Ljova and the Kontraband (music by Ljova, sung by Inna). Mnemosyne is the Greek goddess of memory, and this is a song of nostalgy and of memories that turn color like autumn leaves yearning for rebirth with a vibrant song in the spring.... We've long been looking forward to sharing this song with you all. [more inside]
Gionata (www.gionata.net) swiss artist singing italian songs
A very New York-bred outlook at old-time Cuban music, recorded entirely with .. violas! This was my attempt to create asymmetrical but memorable melodies, clear textures crammed with material, and experiment with multitrack viola as a concept, an ensemble. The sound of the classic Cuban bands had all that - except the violas, that is. This track appears on my newly released CD, the VJOLA: WORLD ON FOUR STRINGS