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Sound Sketches

by Gene Jaimez

This album mixes several world music traditions with the help of some homemade stringed instruments. Mostly, instrumental, the album does have some tracks with some blues inspired singing.
Genre: World: World Traditions
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  Song Share Time Download
1. High Horse
2:53 $0.99
2. Things Aren't Right
2:41 $0.99
3. Ginza Nights
3:38 $0.99
4. Calcutta Sweet
3:18 $0.99
5. The Ballad of Parral
2:32 $0.99
6. Veracruz
3:37 $0.99
7. To Go Back Home
3:22 $0.99
8. Blue Collar
2:26 $0.99
9. Trail of Tears
3:37 $0.99
10. Rollin' in the Dough
2:48 $0.99
11. Goyakla
3:02 $0.99
12. Brave Warrior
3:32 $0.99
13. No Win Situation
3:31 $0.99
14. Koramba
2:39 $0.99
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Album Notes
Influences abound in Sound Sketches, an album by Gene Jaimez in which he is the sole musician. With the help of some trusty electronic instruments, his guitars, a homemade African-influenced kora and a homemade lap harp, Gene assembled this musical array in his home studio. His studio dwarfs in comparison to some of the studios he has recorded in before but it works for him. He considers his home recordings “lo-tech garage with a heart.” When asked what he calls his style of music, Gene declares that, “it is Alternative Tejano with a mix of Instrumental Rock, Gospel Blues and Ethnic.” Gene was influenced by the pioneers of Rock n Roll. Artists like Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis and Little Richard were instrumental in developing Gene’s love for music saying, “they set my ears on fire when I was a kid.” Over the years Gene has played in diverse settings and with a number of bands from Tex-Mex Conjunto to American Pop, experimental instrumental, Tejano, Top 40 lounge bands and Country cover bands. In the late 60’s he played with a Soul band in Tokyo when stationed there while he was in the Army. Playing Soul music, being exposed to music of the Far East that he had never heard and his early musical influences gave Gene a new perspective to his musical idiom and to this day plays forms of music which he took in by osmosis.

Gene played Fender Stratocaster, Ibanez guitar, Ibanez bass, and a Rogue 12 string guitar on this album. He was also accompanied by the Roland Boss DR-5 Dr. Rhythm Section.



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