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by Kurtis Adams

A riveting collection of original jazz compositions full of quirks, twists, and turns. The most interesting twist of all is the groups arrangement of a Chopin piano étude. A beautiful piece of work that we hope you enjoy as much as we do.
Genre: Jazz: Mainstream Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Blue Fox
6:27 $0.99
2. Etude Op. 25 No. 12 "The Ocean"
6:32 $0.99
3. The Invincible Man
8:51 $0.99
4. Arrhythmia
7:01 $0.99
5. 3 Degrees
5:05 $0.99
6. Peacocking
8:13 $0.99
7. Odd Hours
9:06 $0.99
8. Bye Starlight
6:58 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
This album is a somewhat eclectic mix of compositions I created or collected over the past few years. Like a visual collage, these individual tunes melded together to make an interesting whole. It starts with Blue Fox, a quirky blues built on whole-tone harmonies. It has some little twists and turns that are a lot fun. Our homage to Chopin follows without version of his Étude Opus 25, 12. This piece lends itself quite well to jazz...you just have to hear it for yourself! The Invincible Man is a tune written to capture the vulnerability that even the strongest people always feel. Arrhythmia is a tune based loosely on rhythm changes. It has a distinct Ornette Coleman feel and we approached in a very free manner. The fifth tune, 3 Degrees, is an eerie quasi-lullaby that was composed using twelve-tone techniques. It's a feature for the rhythm section, particularly drummer Andrew Hare. Next is pianist Nathan Lincoln-DeCusatis' Monk-meets-Coltrane tune Peacocking. The group had a lot of fun with this one since it let us show our goofier sides. Seventh on the disc is the muscular Odd Hours. This tune is just a beast! I love to finish a disc with a beautiful ballad and this is no exception. Bye Starlight closes it out quietly with a gorgeous bowed solo by bassist Blake Meister. I hope you enjoy listening to the album as much as I have enjoyed creating it! Thanks!



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