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44 Minutes Of Love

by Chuck Perrin

Songs & poems about intimacy - a handbook for the heart
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. I Gotta Have You
5:25 $0.88
2. Turn Your Lights Down Low
6:27 $0.99
3. Let's Stay Together
5:32 $0.99
4. Alicante
0:33 $0.88
5. Heart's On Fire
5:10 $0.88
6. Balance
0:55 $0.88
7. A Letter Home
8:03 $0.88
8. Time Fades Away
5:01 $0.88
9. Minor Blue Surcease
6:47 $0.88
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Album Notes
finally found a little girl
that fits my fantasies
i try to stay close to her
cause when i’m in her arms
the rhythms of existence
all fall into place
& i am one with the world
free to loose myself
to wander wild in the wilderness
where the waters are cool & the fruit is ripe
& when her lips brush mine
& glaze my mouth with soft sensation
then my cosmos clicks into focus
clear & defined
& i know i know i know
she’s everything i want
& everything i need

Seduction is a sly art - a mysterious mixture of urgency & tenderness, passion & commitment, climax & afterglow. Once experienced, its memory invades our very core & continues to chase & tantalize us for the rest of our lives.

Acoustic guitarist/songwriter/vocalist Chuck Perrin ambitiously endeavors to capture the essence of this primal human experience in the words & sounds of 44 MINUTES OF LOVE. This is a true concept album, intricately layered & sequenced with care, using Perrin’s own compositions as well as classic covers by Bob Marley & Al Green. Told first person (I love that he gives us words to use as our own), his poetic lyrics are heartfelt, his singing is straightforward & sincere, & the musical sounds are clean, creative, & rock solid.

Perrin relies heavily on a first rate cast of collaborating musicians who seem to add just the right sonic touch where it is needed. Notable are the work of fretless bass virtuoso Michael Manring (Michael Hedges), the insistently passionate tenor saxophone of Hollis Gentry (Fattburger), & the plush pedal steel guitar crescendos of Greg Leisz (Joni Mitchell, KD Lang).

The music is soulful & smooth, yet rippling with urgency. The aural scenery is in constant motion, as songs flow organically into one another, becoming one 44 minute experience. If you want, you can let it pleasurably slip by, but I recommend turning it up & listening to it loud, letting the sounds encompass & invade your body.

After you live with a disc for a while, everyone finds favorite places. Here are mine:

· the opening to “A Letter Home” that overwhelms my speakers, & then the bell tones of Cliff Almond’s sensitive cymbal work caressing the song’s vocal

· Rob Whitlock’s Moog synthesizer solo on “Let’s Stay Together” & Chuck whispering “Come on darlin’, let’s groove” at the end

· the way the drums kick in on the second verse of “Heart’s On Fire,” the big fat snare, with the Hammond B3 swirling in the background

· the sleigh bells near the beginning of “Turn Your Lights Down Low” (something Brian Wilson would do), the way the strings come in at the end, & just hearing another version of a Bob Marley song . . . I sure do miss him!

· the inclusion of Jacques Prévert’s sensuous short poem “Alicante” & the slice of Left Bank Paris sound design that accompanies it

· the dreamy outer world landscape that colors “Minor Blue Surcease.”

· lastly, the luscious guitar sounds throughout & the way they’re always changing.

44 MINUTES OF LOVE is a carefully crafted aural journey; a trip well worth taking.

--- Anabella Cerecini



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Thomas R. Erdmann

a warming acoustic embrace
Guitarist/singer/composer Chuck Perrin’s latest self-released recorded project, 44 Minutes of Love – a reference to the length of the CD, finds the quasi-folk singer wrapped in a smoothly new-age-ish Pro Tools soundscape of warm acoustic sounds and mellow drum-machine-ish electronics. At the heart of the recording is Perrin’s distinctive voice. Even though he sings in a very breathy style his tonal quality still has a warming embrace that works best on his originals.

“I Gotta Have You,” a Perrin original and the CD’s lead-off cut, shows off Perrin’s unique voice quality to its best. He really knows how to wrap his acoustic guitar accompanied voice around the likable poetry and we really get the sense he cares about the material. “A Letter Home” is also exquisitely well sung. His thoughts of longing are well conveyed and the slight vocal breaks only serve to add well-placed emotional inflection.

Helping to keep the recording from being overwrought with sameness is the addition of some great guest artists. Included in the assemblage are New-age electric bass master Michael Manring, whose solo on “I Gotta Have You” is absolutely great. Manring knows in this genre it’s not about a playing a ton of notes, but playing the right one at the right time. Matching the style perfectly, Manring is a welcomed addition.

Thoughtout the recording, Perrin’s use of guest soloists to track on top of his demo-ish tracks really make this recording something special. New-age saxophonist Hollis Gentry III, jazz keyboardist Rob Whitlock, flutist Arthur Fisher, guitarist Brian Price and pedal steel guitarist Greg Leisz add such warm colors and sounds to the recording it’s impossible to conceive of this project without them.

If you’re looking for an out of the way folky/new-age singer, you really should check Perrin out.

Chuck Schiele - San Diego Troubadour March 2006

world-class, deeply felt music
This extremely refreshing and palatable 44 minute ride of pop jazzlight is a beautiful collection of music, message, and soul, equal parts make-out music and universal wisdom. Perrin's ambitiously original songwriting borrows nothing but instead opts to look deep within his soul in search of something truly beautiful.
The tracks are all stellar - outstanding and passionate. Surrounded and supported by a phenomenal cast of musicians,
his vocals are "pillow-talk" sweet yet urgent at the same time.
The ideas are slyly wow!, while the arrangements are not at all obvious, making it extremely stylish, deliberate, and genuine. It starts out great, and then it grows on you with each listen. If you let it, this CD will start talking to you. The recording is of course, pristine - oozing and oozing with excellence. And, its soft, dream-like and "zenny" quality prompts me to complain only once, which is that I wish it played for 4 hours and 44 minutes.

Andrew Gilbert

With his fresh, gentle breeze of a voice blowing through some old school soul, Chuck Perrin has assembled a cast of beautiful players to join him on a smooth grooving ride. In a world aching for tenderness, "44 Minutes of Love" is a balm for troubled times, even if it ends far too soon.