A lot of movement here, composing and posting new music.
Permit me introduce you December Blues.
Sometimes you can get down during the holidays. But then sometimes all it takes is one good party to turn the mood around. So have a glass of wine or a really good spiked egg nog to go along with this track and enjoy the crispness and spark of that cold December air. Thanks to John Doing for playing drums on this.
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.
You can buy them at the store as singles or to buy the whole Album: About Time here:
If you have not heard about NYCBass blog, you have to.
The NYCBass blog is about “Interviewing and profiling local bass players from the greater new york city area. NYCBass will also provide tips about how to “survive” as a bass player in New York City while maintaining your sanity and not going completely broke.”
The blogger behind is Joseph Wallace, who defines himself as ” …a double and electric bass specialist from the greater new york metropolitan area. He has vast live and studio experience with multiple genres including classical, jazz, rock, pop, r&b, musical theater and more. Joseph possesses a B.A. in Music Education from Montclair State University and has studied with Linda McKnight, Mike Richmond and Bill Moring.”
Well, Bob DiGiacomo was interviewed today in this great blog.