Tim Moher | Forest Hill: Summer

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Forest Hill: Summer

by Tim Moher

This is perfect music to have in the background when guests are visiting, in the work place, or when driving home after a stressful day. Easy to listen to with a bit of soft jazz, a touch of funk and even some Celtic blues to keep you feeling great!
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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2. La Siesta
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4. Testimony
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5. The Prayer
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6. Emerald Blues
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7. B-Strong
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Album Notes
“Forest Hill - Summer”

All original soft jazz CD by Tim Moher and Rick Hutt

The summer of 2013 will be remembered by me as one of relaxation, re-energizing, and enjoying music in the not-so-hot Canadian, summer air……my kind of summer! Part of my experience has been reading the autobiographies of Miles Davis and Quincy Jones. A few things jumped off the page as I read through these books…. Firstly, each person had his own voice in his writing, as he did in his music. Secondly, the manuscript was filled with story…….engaging, simple stories that were honest, brutal, and beautiful, all in one mosaic of personal testimony.

Dancing to my brother's music on a small stool in my living room was one of my earliest memories of music……It was cemented in my mind with a very long and tortuous car ride to the hospital after breaking my elbow from a fall off the stool.
My brother was an awesome piano player and his teacher was a nun who had a terrific mind, and a passion for music. Once I was old enough to study piano, her teaching schedule was booked solid, so I remember standing at the window of the conservatory, totally mesmerized, watching her as she taught her students. I wanted to be in there! Later that year, she had room for me in her schedule. I was thrilled about the opportunity, but not nearly as thrilled with the arduous discipline required to satisfy her expectations (10 minutes a day of practice!!).

I was done with music……or so I thought. The next five years were all about playing ‘til dusk, getting lost in time, having a paper route, playing road hockey, buying hockey cards at Demarco’s Confectionary and stealing the odd bit of gum or candy until we knew the owner was on to us.

Grade Seven was a re-awaking of sorts with a band program. The clarinet it was! I was always a dreamer……Through the open bedroom window; I would listen to a neighbour in the summer months, practicing the clarinet, playing “The Entertainer”, wishing that someday I could do the same.

Grade 10 came along and I wanted to be a sax player because I knew it would bring me closer to playing the cool stuff that appealed to my ear – rock and jazz! On a school band trip to Toronto, we had the pleasure of listening to Maynard Ferguson’s big band live! It was the affirming seal that a life in music would be my road to travel.
As a birthday present, I remember getting an album from a friend. It was the music of Paul Desmond. At the time, I was disappointed with the album because I didn't really understand its beauty. As a kid, I had a similar relationship with mushrooms - hated them then, and absolutely love them now as an adult. Paul Desmond, Chris Botti, Stan Getz, and Miles Davis are all major influences in my playing to this day; Paul and Stan for their tone and sense of melodic ideas, and Miles for his creativity; his desire to provide space when playing, and for how he “sings” into his instrument. Chris Botti, is my present day, mentor. Listening to his music, I've realized that I can express beauty without concerning myself whether it is complex enough, tough enough, or even “jazzy” enough.

A year ago I entered a professional relationship with Rick Hutt of Cedartree Recording Studio here in Kitchener, Ontario. An award winning producer of several country albums, he is now connecting with many of the local jazz artists.
I had a plan to go into the studio and record some standards. I could finally say I have a CD when people ask for one on the stand. Pleasantly, this has turned into a more intrinsic journey of the heart and mind. Rick takes my melodic inspirations and transforms them into something special, something that more than satisfies my primary goal when I first met Rick. The entire CD has turned into an album of originals which I am proud to call mine.

I’ve been teaching for 25 years, and a couple of years ago I answered 60 questions on a school computer program called “Career Cruising”. It is designed as a tool for students to find out what career direction they might consider “when they grow up”. The first result on my list of things to do when I grow up was “composer”. I feel that with “Forest Hill”, I’m on my way.

I do hope you enjoy my work! Hopefully the first of many CDs!

Musically yours,

Tim Moher

“It is a beautiful piece of work. I have downloaded to my IPod and we have listened to it several times. Love to listen to it on a Sunday afternoon and at the office.”

Dr. Ivan Jagas, Kitchener, Ontario

“Your new CD sounds great!! Cool recurring theme throughout too. So it’s a real nice Opus! Well done!”

Ernie Kalwa, founder of Royal City Saxophone Quartet.



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