Baron Von Remmel | On the Edge: Tunes for Tonto

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On the Edge: Tunes for Tonto

by Baron Von Remmel

Smooth Jazz. A very happy uplifting album. It has all the tempos, from gliding to sailing to soaring. It's got a little funk, a little bit of latin, a little of bit straightforward four-four. It's an album that has something for everyone.
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Joy of Life
Baron Von Remmel
4:34 $0.99
2. Tahoe Moon
Baron von Remmel
6:26 $0.99
3. Hideaway
Baron von Remmel
4:43 $0.99
4. Cruisin'
Baron von Remmel
6:18 $0.99
5. Fields of Gold
Baron von Remmel
3:35 $0.99
6. When a Man Loves a Woman
Baron von Remmel
5:45 $0.99
7. Pocket City
Baron von Remmel
5:32 $0.99
8. Stiletto Heels
Baron von Remmel
6:33 $0.99
9. Soulful Strut
Baron von Remmel
4:21 $0.99
10. Winelight
Baron von Remmel
5:36 $0.99
11. Last Train Home
Baron von Remmel
5:35 $0.99
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Album Notes
This CD is a tribute to the artist, Remmel Wilson, "Baron Von Remmel". This was the CD he was working on at the time of his death. Many of these songs were sent with his astronaut friend to the International Space Station. So one could truly say that Remmel's music was out of this world. The only original song, Tahoe Moon, which was never recorded was put into production after his death. A rehearsal cassette tape of Remmel playing the song was found almost in its entirety along with a lead sheet in Remmel's handwriting. The two distinct saxophone solos were transcribed note for note so that we can forever hear the notes Remmel played as he was planning/practicing for his studio session. The incomparable Phil Wigfall, known for his alto and tenor skills with Celine Dion, Sheana Easton, and Santa Fe Fat City Horns, was chosen to lay down the saxophone parts
What is truly remarkable about Remmel's accomplishments as a musician is the fact that he was born" legally deaf". His ability to hear only within a narrow range of sound required that he wear two hearing aides giving him the ability to hear. That being said, he removed the hearing aides when played. He relied upon breath control, touch, and muscle memory from 52 years of playing the saxophone to execute his impeccable tone.
Remmel grew up in Little Rock Arkansas. He graduated from North Texas State University in 1971 with a degree in Jazz Education, learning to play 14 different instruments. While moving from Arkansas to L.A. he passed through Lake Tahoe in California/Nevada. He fell in love with its beauty and chose to stay there and raise his family.
Over the years he was a performer, a jazz educator, and private music teacher. He appeared in show rooms, lounges, and night clubs, performing not only as a musician but also as music director and show producer in the Lake Tahoe, Reno, and Las Vegas areas.
In addition to composing and playing music, he was a man of many interests and passions: skiing, motorcycle touring, piloting gliders, hiking, camping, mountain bike riding, dog breeding, windsurfing, sailing, panning for gold, coin collecting, Eagle Boy Scout, and the list goes on.
He wore many hats throughout his life: EMT 1-A, Firefighter, Level 1 Ski instructor, Private Pilot License, Class A drivers license, Bus Driver, Snow Plow Driver, Snowmobile Tour Guide, Parking & Transportation Supervisor for Homewood Ski Resort, Hospital Courier, and Window Coverings Installer.
Remmel suffered from clinical depression most of his life requiring medication. It is therefore both saddening and bewildering that he mixed alcohol with his medication which only heightened the depression leading to his choice to take his own life.
The world mourns a wonderful, talented, beautiful human being. There was so much more music for him to give the world. A phenomenal talent gone too soon.
May his memory and music live on.



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