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Stick Figures

by Greg Howard

With this release Greg Howard defined a solo Chapman Stick sound, combining elements from bass, guitar, and piano all at once, all played live in the studio, without overdubs or edits - high-energy "new-acoustic" style meets soulful ballads.
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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1. Morning Song
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2. Charmed Life
3:57 $0.99
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3. Adrift
3:52 $0.99
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4. Ojos Verdes
4:21 $0.99
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5. Big Meadows
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6. Sarah
3:44 $0.99
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7. Pentástick
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8. Sunday
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9. Dedication (for E. E. Howard)
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10. Astro Meets Daisy
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11. Softly She Walks
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12. Blue Ridge
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Greg Howard is one of the leading Chapman Stick artists in the world today. He has released almost a dozen recordings in multiple genres, including jazz, Latin, progressive rock, space music, and solo instrumentals.

Fans of the Chapman Stick will want to check out Greg's solo and ensemble CDs, to hear him explore the whole range of this amazing tapping stringed instrument.

Here's what some folks have said about his music and performances:

"For those of us in the Stick community Greg is a major force in forging new territory with his advanced technique and his unique musical vision."
-Tony Levin

"Before I ever performed in public I was a fan of Greg Howard."
-Dave Matthews

"Greg Howard is a gifted solo improviser."
-Jazz Times Magazine

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Glenn Poorman

The Desert Island Chapman Stick CD
There are many CDs out there that offer you a taste of what the Stick sounds like. There are fewer that offer both that taste as well as a collection of beautifully crafted songs that stand up regardless of the instrument that made them.

Inevitably, when someone new to the Stick asks what records they should buy in order to get a better idea of what the instrument is capable of, the first one out of everybody's mouth is "Stick Figures." The reason for that is two fold. First, it is a completely solo Stick CD. The tracks were recorded as solo performances with no overdubs and just a touch of some reverb. Second is that beautifully crafted songs argument again.

From the lyrical opener "Morning Song", through the popular and Guaraldi-esque "Charmed Life", right on until the rolling "Blue Ridge" wrapup, "Stick Figures" is fun, charming, catchy, and wonderful all in one cohesive package. But most importantly, it's all of those things regardless of whether or not your interested in the instrument it came from.
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