David Arivett | Great to Be Alive!

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Great to Be Alive!

by David Arivett

A wide variety of Jazz flavors composed by Pianist/Composer David Arivett including funk, fusion, smooth, r&b, contemporary, and straight ahead with stellar guest musicians Alex Acuna, Marvin Stamm, Tom Hemby, Ed Maina, Shane Philen and a fat horn section
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Great to Be Alive (feat. Marvin Stamm)
4:10 $0.99
2. Smokin' Cubans (feat. Ed Maina)
4:21 $0.99
3. Here Kitty Kitty (feat. Alex Acuna, Tom Hemby & John Carlson)
5:28 $0.99
4. Doesn't Get Any Better (feat. Ed Maina)
3:24 $0.99
5. My Cup Runneth Over (feat. Ed Maina)
3:09 $0.99
6. Rooster Strut (feat. Ed Maina)
4:48 $0.99
7. Sweet Woman (feat. Shane Philen)
4:45 $0.99
8. My Lucky Day (feat. Marvin Stamm)
4:08 $0.99
9. Something Far Greater (feat. Marvin Stamm)
4:26 $0.99
10. Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee (feat. John Carlson)
3:04 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
This CD contains songs that celebrate life! "Great To Be Alive!" includes almost entirely all new original compositions by pianist/composer David Arivett. The CD features a variety of jazz flavors (Contemporary, Smooth,Straight Ahead, Brazilian/Latin Jazz, Funk/Fusion) and features a top notch group of musicians - Marvin Stamm, Alex Acuna, Tom Hemby, John Carlson, and Shane Phlien among them. Add a hot horn section along with David on keys and produced in Songs Of David Studio and you have the recipe for a wonderful listening experience!

"David writes music containing memorable melodies that are catchy, contagious, and that truly evoke an emotional response. "Great To Be Alive" features songs of fun, playfulness, hope and healing, feelin' alright songs, funky grooves, David's music always has a profound emotional effect on listeners. All songs except for one (Beethovens "Ode To Joy" which gets the jazzy/funky horn treatment) were all composed by David. - Music Review

David has composed music in a wide variety of styles, and he has played, produced and/or performed on many recordings, including jazz, gospel, blues, and choral music. Piano and Keyboards are David's main instruments. In addition, David conducts Big Bands, Choirs, and is a superb vocalist, arranger, and clinician.

David presently operates Songs Of David Studio where he produces and records his music as well as other clients. Songs Of David also publishes printed sheet music, both jazz & beyond, and choral music.

David is very passionate about Jazz Education and has located on his website the "Jazz Ed' pages - jammed packed with jazz related instructional material, DVD's, charts, ect. He has just completed a keyboard instruction book, "Jazz Yer Blues" which contains a series of lessons for taking your playing and writing to the next level.

He is also actively involved in celebrating the gift of music and creativity in concerts, churches, schools, and workshops. David directs and sings with recording artists, "SpiritJazz" a Jazz vocal group who sing in a wide variety of Jazz styles. Also just completed is David's "Jazzed In Church" series of songs/arrangements for Jazz Band and Combos - over 45 songs/arrangements that are specifically produced for use in church or inspirational concert.

"Music (and life itself) is an incredible gift that should never be taken for granted. We should celebrate it with thankfulness and savor the moments!...Celebrate today!" For more info/CD's, charts visit: www.songsofdavid.com



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Rusty Bird

New songs, great artists and awesome arrangements make this cd a must have. David's arrangements touch the soul and move the spirit. Take a listen and feel the good grooves.