Bruce Graybill | The Bell Effect

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The Bell Effect

by Bruce Graybill

Mandolin & Guitar duets, solo Mandolin with Bass. Jazz and Pop standards.
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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1. Ain't Misbehavin' (feat. James Albright)
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2. Someone to Watch Over Me (feat. James Albright)
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3. Autumn Leaves (feat. James Albright)
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4. Nelleke (feat. James Albright)
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5. Don't Get Around Much Anymore (feat. James Albright)
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6. Time in a Bottle (feat. James Albright)
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7. All of Me (feat. James Albright)
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8. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (feat. James Albright)
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9. Maria (feat. Ray Bell)
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10. Meggie's Theme (feat. Ray Bell)
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11. Somewhere (feat. Ray Bell)
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12. What a Wonderful World (feat. James Albright)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This recording is dedicated to Ray Bell, who left this earth in November of 2008. Ray was my concert partner and musical mentor for more than a decade. Our concert schedule was limited to a few concerts a year, but spanned North America from Toronto, Ontario, Canada to San Diego, CA. As a young man, Ray traveled by train from Little Rock, Arkansas to St. Louis, Missouri to study Guitar with Mel Bay. He toured in his late teens with the Clyde (sugar blues) McCoy Band and the band of Ray (Young Man with a Horn) Anthony, but quickly tired of road life and returned to Little Rock to begin a 49 year career as a Guitar instructor, performing musician, writer for Mel Bay Publications, and music arranger. Ray arranged hundreds of musical pieces and transcribed thousands during his career. Few recordings of Ray exist, and I was fortunate to have started a recording project with him several years ago. Three selections on this CD were recorded with Ray as ‘scratch tracks,’ intended as a base timeline for recording perfected tracks. They were his arrangements of Somewhere, Maria and Meggie’s Theme. Although these tracks were first reads, the feeling of Ray’s arranging comes alive, along with his breath sounds on the tracks. Most of the other nine tracks were recorded live in the studio with Mandolin and Bass to keep the live feel of interplay between the musicians. I will always be grateful for the all too short 12 years I was able to play with Ray, and the wealth of knowledge and experience he freely shared with me.

Bruce Graybill
Two Time National Mandolin Champion
Former President of the Classical Mandolin Society of America Inc.

Bruce exclusively plays Mandolins and Guitars built by Sound to Earth Ltd., maker of Weber fine acoustic instruments.

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