Two new songs in store: Garage Band and Still Doin’ It.
This is what I always wanted a garage band to sound like; equal parts rock guitar, funky bass, jazzy lines and Hammond organ. Actually when I listen back to this I can hear the incredible influence that Joe Satriani had on me in my high school days. I listened to his Extremist album on my walkman more times that I can count. I am surprised I didn’t break the tape. I could have cut it down and made it shorter but in the end I decided to let it go on for almost 7 minutes. Just couldn’t get enough of the groove.
Still Doin’ It:
This title really sums up where I am at. I have been a musician for practically my whole life. And I am still here playing, still here having a blast riffing on a groove, grooving on a riff. When I wrote this riff it was so much fun to play that I decided the whole band needed to play it. From there we enter a section that adds a bit of tension. What day goes by that doesn’t have an element of that? From there we release into a more standard grooving part before coming back to that fun riff. Featured on tenor sax is my long time friend and collaborator Dan Puccio. Dan has spoiled me because for a long time I believed that all tenor sax players could play with that much range and killer sound. Dan is a lot like me, he is still soldering on through this game of music, he is still doin’ it.
Go and check it!
(Illustrations by Pablo Lara H)