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Drew Blue

by Drew Paralic

A compilation CD of my original instrumental blues recordings performed by NYC based jazz players. "There are happy blues and there are sad blues"--Billie Holiday
Genre: Jazz: Mainstream Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. At Its Roots
4:52 album only
2. Alternative Blues
7:08 album only
3. Down in Soho
6:40 album only
4. Blue Music Waltz
6:50 album only
5. Too Little, Too Late
4:08 album only
6. The Sweetest Crime
4:47 album only
7. Drew's Blues
4:27 album only
8. Roll with It, Baby (Mill Basin Blues)
4:13 album only


Album Notes
Back in 2000, I decided to begin recording my compositions. Although I play piano, I chose to hire far better players than myself to record my music.

I began studying piano rather late in life, at the weathered age of 20. Being a native New Yorker -- Brooklynite, to be exact -- I had access to several great music education institutions including The Jazz Mobile in Harlem and Turtle Bay Music School in, well, Turtle Bay. I also spent a semester up in Boston at the Berklee School of Music. Many great teachers and musicians guided me on ways to put music together both in NY and in Boston, and beyond.

I have arranged my music, over 30 originals recorded thus far, in a variety of settings: quartets, trios, duos and solo piano pieces. I have often employed different lead instruments -- various saxes, clarinets, flute, trumpet, flugelhorn, piano, and even vocals on two pieces, “How Billlʼs Heart Sings” and “My Wintertime Sky”. (Of course, I owe a tremendous debt to the Great American Songbook as well as many great American jazz artists, such as Bill Evans and Thelonius Monk).

The results have been much more than I ever dreamt! From my first CD, “Too Little, Too Late” which won an OMA award in 2002 through my fourth “Wintertime Tunes of Drew Paralic”, I have been happy to have experienced virtually unanimous critical success. Financial? Well....................... You know how to make a million dollars in jazz? First, start with two million...



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