Mark Massey | Jazz Thoughts for the Day - January

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Jazz Thoughts for the Day - January

by Mark Massey

Spontaneous and eclectic jazz piano to inspire you each day.
Genre: Jazz: Piano Jazz
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1. January 01 - Dawn of a New Year
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2. January 02 - Jubilation of The Spirit
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3. January 03 - Do It Now
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4. January 04 - The Light Inside Will Guide
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5. January 05 - Changing Viewpoint, New Things Seen
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6. January 06 - Take Time to Enjoy Life
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7. January 07 - Gettin' In Gear
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8. January 08 - Awake the Possibility
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9. January 09 - Give It Up To God
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10. January 10 - Grow in Wisdom
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11. January 11 - We All Have A Place
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12. January 12 - If You Can Dream It
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13. January 13 - Paradox of Life
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14. January 14 - Warm by the Fire
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15. January 15 - From the Mountain to Meadow
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16. January 16 - With You There to Share
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17. January 17 - It Can Be, Make It Happen
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18. January 18 - Won't Let Nothin' Shake My Faith
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19. January 19 - The Love That We Show
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20. January 20 - Dreaming of the Countryside
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21. January 21 - Preciate It
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22. January 22 - Winter Storm
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23. January 23 - The Sun's Out, Let's Go For a Little Walk Outside
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24. January 24 - If We Do Little Things That We Can
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25. January 25 - Thank God for the Gift of Today
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26. January 26 - Kaleidoscope of Hope
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27. January 27 - Words That We Say, Things That We Do
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28. January 28 - Every Heart Has Hopespring
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29. January 29 - Ain't It So Peculiar
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30. January 30 - Just Take a Step, One Small Step
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31. January 31 - January Benediction
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Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Jazz Thoughts for the Day - January" is the first CD in this series by pianist Mark Massey. This album offers 31 tracks--one for each day in January--for your daily dose of pure piano improvisation.

Jazz fans (and classical, too) will appreciate that each piece is a veritable jazz impromptu: composed/improvised totally spontaneously, as did Bach and Mozart! Nothing planned, nothing rehearsed, nothing written down--every note generated from the heart.

They are in a wide range of idioms--from mainstream to contemporary, gospel-style to world and folk-jazz. Moods: meditative and joyous, pensive and playful. Total Playing Time: about 65 minutes.

ABOUT MARK:
Mark was born and raised in Lynwood, California where he showed early talent on piano, trombone, and drums. He graduated from California State University, Long Beach (Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music), where he was recipient of the Carmen Dragon Fellowship for composition.

Mark's piano influences are diverse: Vince Guaraldi, Keith Jarrett, Dave Grusin, Joe Sample, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, George Winston, Fats Waller, and more.

Mark Massey has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, the former Soviet Union, Russia, the Far East and India. He has worked with Larry Carlton, David Benoit, Paul Horn, Poncho Sanchez, Hubert Laws, the Side Street Strutters, Phil Upchurch, L. Subramaniam, and the late, great Louie Bellson, Freddie Hubbard, Maynard Ferguson, Yehudi Menuhin, Ray Brown, Stéphane Grappelli, and Tony Williams.

Past Reviews of Mark Massey's piano work:
"Mark Massey is awfully good. His friendly, lyrical, melodic piano has a sound unto itself, bop and post-bop influenced, contemporarily informed, and languishing solidly in the modern mainstream."
-MICHAEL G. NASTOS, ALL MUSIC GUIDE

"At home, improvising fluid lines no matter what the vehicle"
-ZAN STEWART, LOS ANGELES TIMES

"Mark Massey is an excellent straight-ahead pianist who often appears in the L.A. area. ...his playing is consistently appealing."
-SCOTT YANOW (author of the books Swing and Bebop : The Essential Listening Companion)

ALBUM CREDITS:
All music composed and performed by Mark Massey
© 2009, Geofonica Artistworks (ASCAP)
Mastered by Wayne Cook
Cover photo: "Winter Trees" © Jaap Hart, used by permission.
Design by Dorothy Wineman
Produced by Brad Powell, for Geofonica Records.

© 2008-2009 Geofonica Records

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Jaap Hart

Thanks!
Hi Mark, thanks for using my photo for your CD-cover. I made this one on a very beautiful winter morning several years ago. The exact location of this pic is the dyke near the very tiny not-even-a-village of Oudendijk, between Alkmaar (Cheese Market!) and Hoorn, in the NW part of the Netherlands. The trees on this dyke have been cut two years ago, so we'll have to wait 30 years to make a similar shot.
All the best,
Jaap Hart,
Alkmaar, Netherlands
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