Sam Crain Trio | A Walk On the Mild Side

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A Walk On the Mild Side

by Sam Crain Trio

Relax with this jazz guitar collection- in three different trio settings. Standards and originals, both live and studio recordings.
Genre: Jazz: Mainstream Jazz
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1. Skating in Central Park
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2. Soul Patch
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3. Ada's Pissoir Christmas
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4. Dos Guitarros
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5. Body and Soul
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6. Out of Nowhere
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7. Somebody's Song
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8. Watch What Happens
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9. I Love You
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10. A Walk on the Mild Side
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11. The Daze of Wine and Rojas
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Players:
Sam Crain-guitar,bass(11)
Dave Burdick-guitar(2,3,9,10)
Terry Brennan-keyboard(8)
Bill Schlipf-bass(1,4,7)
Chris Nolte-bass(2,3,9,10)
Wayne Coniglio-bass(5,6)
Don Cochran-drums(1,4,7)
Steve Adleman-drums(5,6,8)


Skating in Central Park, Dos Guitarros and Somebody's Song were recorded December 30, 2006 at The Loft, Springfield IL.
Soul Patch, Ada's Pissoir Christmas, I Love You, and A Walk on the Mild Side were recorded May 25th, 2006 at Third Stone Productions in Decatur IL.
Body and Soul and Out of Nowhere were recorded June 12-13, 1994 at Eagle Resort in Findlay IL
Watch What Happens was recorded on March 1st, 1996 at Robbie's in Springfield IL
The Daze of Wine and Rojas was recorded sometime in 2006 at Sam's home studio, Springfield IL .

09/16/07 I'm happy to say that this CD has sold in the US, Japan and Ireland.
LAST CD SOLD: 03/20/09(thanks, Ireland!)


A Walk on the Mild Side


This is my new CD. If you like straight-ahead jazz, especially a mix of standards and originals, you may well enjoy this one. As well as my usual antics on guitar(and bass on one track), you'll hear another most able guitarist(who also donates an original to the proceedings)plus an amazing keyboardist, and several fine bassists and drummers.
As well as being a mix of standards and originals, this CD is also a combination of live gigs(3)and studio sessions(2), the first of my jazz CDs to have live performances--just never got around to it... If there's a theme in here, it's that all the cuts are some kind of trio: guitar, bass & drums; guitar, guitar & bass; guitar, keyboard & drums.
The cuts from December 30, 2006 are with my regular working trio(since January of '06, doing our first gig on 1/27: Mozart's birthday, for what it's worth), and we were kinda shooting to do a live CD. As it turned out, the 3 cuts here(plus maybe 3 more)were the only things CD-worthy, so I decided to use the SC3 selections on this other idea I had: a compilation of different trio performances with different kinds of trios. That's half the fun sometimes, the fact that your end product may be something entirely different by the time you're done..
So, the live trio CD will happen sometime down the road, when it's time, but for now I give you A Walk on the Mild Side. We had a lot of fun on all these sessions(particularly the two-guitars & bass)and I hope it's fun for you the listener as well.
SC



SAM CRAIN is a guitarist and composer from Springfield Illinois, with 20 CDs to his credit, all available here at CD Baby. He's played, not only as guitarist but also bassist and keyboardist, in groups of virtually all styles, and for audiences all over the US, in Canada and Japan. His CDs have sold throughout the US, and in Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Greece, Turkey, Kuwait, England, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Australia.

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rodger skidmore

A Walk On The Mild Side
In jazz "easy listening" can be a pejorative but not in the case of Sam Crain's CD. It is accessible but with subtle intricacies. A good buy as well as a good entry to his other CDs.
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