I’ve updated my CD page with players for some of the CD’s I produced. Come on over and have a listen at My CD’s. If you buy the recordings from the provided link (all mp3’s, some actual CD’s) you will be supporting me and by co-musicians in the best possible way, with the least money going to “the man”…
Here is the song Drink The Pain Away from Maria McAteer’s debut album Her Night At Noon (2012). Maria on vocals, me on piano, saxophone and clarinets, David Kadumukasa on cello and Jim Mortimore on bass. Enjoy!
The album is finally here! After 3 years of recording, mixing, mastering and cover designing the album has now been released through my label DartBird music. Both Maria and I are very proud! Get your downloadable copy below. I will set up a store for the physical CD’s as well but it might take a while. If you are interested in that send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
My wonderful wife got all creative when we got back from our honeymoon and wrote an amazing play about the music and relationship between Billie Holiday and Lester Young. She’s Billie and I’m going to play Lester! It’s probably the first time the world sees a Swedish, bearded Lester Young. It has been so interesting doing the research for this. I have dived deep into his music and I feel like it has made my own jazz playing better. What a great man!
Finally Maria McAteer’s debut single “Brighton Boy” is here! I’m especially proud since I wrote the music and plays a bunch of instruments on the track. Maria of course wrote the beautiful lyrics and sings with her gorgeous voice. Here is the video.
It’s on iTunes and CD Baby! The charity single I have worked on with Maria McAteer, that is. The song is a version of Sam Cooke’s classic “A Change Is Gonna Come” and features Maria’s gourgeous vocals, my tinkling piano and beautiful strings played by the Stanford Quartet, humbly arranged by yours truly. All the money made from the sales of this single will go to the charity NACOA (National Association for Children of Alcoholics). Among many other things they provide a helpline for children with alcohol dependent parents to call if they need someone to talk to. I think it’s a wonderful cause.
We have done it again! Yet another video is up on YouTube with a song by me and Maria. It’s on it’s way to iTunes as I write this. The video features a lovely Brighton original – rollerblader Spendoody – and the gorgeous Brighton bandstand.
I’m currently working on a slow release of singer Maria McAteer through singles on CD Baby. What I mean by slow release is that we will release the album one song at a time instead of putting it all out in one go. It all ties together with videos on YouTube as well. So far two songs have been released for purchase and three videos are up on YouTube.
Or rather, Brighton mimes to Maria McAteer’s voice and my piano playing. We felt it was time to do a cover and played around a bit with Justin Bieber’s song “Baby”. What we came up with is quite different from the original. So, what to do for a video. Well, we wet down to the Meeting Place and asked people passing by if they’d like to mime a phrase from the song. They were wonderful. All different sorts agreed to do it. 3 hours later we had the fifty lines and just needed to add them together and sync them to the track. A few more hours (the rest of the night actually) was spent pasting in and time stretching clips and we had something. It’s up on YouTube, have a look and a listen!