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Snap Shots

by Michael Kollwitz

All songs on this album represent different styles and genres (i.e. classic rock, jazz, new age, contemporary, Spanish and Americana...) and all were recorded using different models of the Chapman Stick. Great variety that won't put you to sleep!
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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1. Rainy Day Song (feat. Steve Hargrave - Drums)
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2. Tuesday Afternoon
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3. La Chanson Pour Anna
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4. Liquid Ocean (feat. Ron Feather - Percussion)
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5. Little Miss Laptop (feat. Steve Hargrave - Drums)
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6. Submerged
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7. Swaying Palms (feat. Steve Hargrave - Drums)
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8. Simply Without Words
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9. Sleepwalk
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10. Meeting Carlos (feat. Ron Feather - Percussion)
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11. High Tide
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12. Mood Elevator
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13. Nonetheless
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14. Home On the Range
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15. Camptown Races
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Album Notes
After returning to the Mainland in 2013 Kollwitz assembled recordings from his years in Hawaii that were different and did not quite make "fit" on any of the other albums released during that 7 year period. Hence the title "Snap Shots". After the release in 2013 Kollwitz wrote the following:

"All selections on this album were recorded using various different models of the revolutionary Chapman Stick 'touchboard' stringed instrument. Models used were: the 12 string Grand Stick, 10 string Alto Stick and 12 string Stick Guitar (SG12). No two songs are alike! Some are purely solo performances. Some tracks feature drums and/or percussion. Some use sound effects while some do not. Some were recorded “live” at remote locations and others were recorded in a studio setting. My goal was to show the incredible versatility of this amazing instrument and how it could be used in many different styles and in many different ways.

These songs are a collection of “audio snapshots” representing different time periods, events and feelings I experienced while living on Maui. And they have all have been interpreted musically on Chapman Stick for your listening enjoyment... Mahalo for listening!"

One of the instrument’s earliest pioneers and one of Emmett Chapman’s first students, Michael is a Chapman Stick virtuoso with over 40 years experience. Played with both hands using a pianistic technique on a stringed instrument the Chapman Stick is extraordinary yet still uncommon. It may prove to be one of the most expressive and versatile musical instruments ever devised with almost endless possibilities. The result is full, rich music that does not sound quite like any other instrument.

Long devoted to spreading knowledge of the Chapman Stick and the beautiful music it can create, Michael has performed at over a thousand festivals, fairs & corporate events. Carlos Santana called his music “a gift from the heart” that made him feel good the moment he heard it. He’s been an opening act for The Beach Boys, The Goo Goo Dolls and has introduced many to the new instrument over the years including Mick Fleetwood and Herbie Hancock.

His albums and music have spread worldwide. His music has been featured on national radio, in television appearances and he was the subject of an award-winning short documentary entitled “Stick Man”. His musical style has been influenced by many genres including Jazz, Rock, Latin, Hawaiian and Americana. He has recorded and released 21 albums in different genres including his latest releases "Peaceful Journey" and "Serenity" which marks a change of course for his music into the New Age and Ambient genres.

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Jim & Barb Witty

Really shows the versatility of the Chapman Stick
I take it all back. I now have a new favorite - Snap Shots. It really shows the versatility of the Chapman Stick. We enjoyed it all the way home. It should be an easy one to sell lots and lots of copies.

Donna Zenner

I Love 'Snap Shots'
I love 'Snap Shots'- ordered 2 before and would like 2 more for gifts. Heck- make it 3 :-) Thanks so much- keep up the good music- we love you!!