Monday, March 21, 2011

review of Encouragements, free song, new music & projects

Flagler Beach, FL 2-14-11

Maurizio Pustianaz at Chain D.L.K. gave "Encouragements" a generous three and a half stars in his review of the album. The general consensus is that the cd is all over the place and, perhaps, incongruous. I did struggle with the assembly of the track lineup. I've always been something of a miniaturist, more comfortable with small, and often get more said with less time. I'm thinking about keeping to the e.p. format for the next few releases, and budget woes be darned. :) Nonetheless - although I'm not quite used to it myself yet (I've only just started to like 2009's "Nativity Set"), I'm excited about this release, the music, and I love that people are digging it.

Speaking of small formats - I'm pretty sure the next one is going to be an all-over-the-place 2 song single! I'm very excited how the tracks are coming out and also about some sweet surprises in the production. The tunes are "I Know It's Coming" and "Meditation in C".

"Out of the Bluez" is a radio and critic favorite, so I've decided to make it the free track.I'll probably make "Forgiven" free over at Soundcloud as well.

Finally - if you're into jazz, here's a video of my trio playing in Jacksonville recently. It's the title track to the "There You Are" cd. Unless I realize the dream of putting a Seven Octaves live band together, the trio is the only way to catch me out of my den. :)

Thank you always for stopping by and for your love & support. Peace! - SO

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