Bill Fanning – AS ALWAYS (2018)

Artist : Bill Fanning
Release Date : 11-28-2018
Catalog : EUR0424

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THE PLAYERS (L to R):
BILL FANNING – flugelhorn
CHRIS WALTERS – keys
JEFF COFFIN – tenor sax, soprano sax, flute, bass flute
JORDAN PERLSON – drums, percussion
VICENTE ARCHER
– acoustic bass

JAMES DaSILVA – guitar


THE TUNES:
01) GEN’S GEM (A LULLABY)
02) GENETTE’S SONG
03) A DAY’S JOURNEY
04) AS ALWAYS
05) ONE FOR AADEN
06) DREAMS
07) MEANDERING
08) BILL’S TUNE

All compositions by Bill Fanning / Lousy Curveball Music (BMI)


THE RECORDING:
Recorded April 13 & 14, 2018
Engineered by Jeff Coffin @ ITA Studios, Nashville, TN
Mixed by Mark Rubel @ Pogo Studios, Nashville, TN
Mastered by Jim DeMain @ Yes Mastering, Nashville, TN


THE STRINGS:
String Quartet on ‘As Always’
David Davidson – violin
David Angell – violin
Monisa Angell – viola
Austin Hoke – cello
String Arrangement by Chris McDonald
Engineered by Bobby Shin @ The Library, Nashville TN


ABOUT THE MUSIC:
Gen’s Gem (A Lullaby) – The name implies the inspiration from my wife Genevieve Rose, who’s suggestions were helpful with some of aspects of this tune.
Genette’s Song is a bright, light, and uplifting tune inspired by the way my daughter Genette makes me feel.
A Day’s Journey began as an improvisational progression between two chords for students interested in improvisation.  The three sections of the song represent morning, afternoon, and evening.
As Always is a ballad that is dedicated to my Mother, who as always…is there…Always.
One for Aadan is dedicated to a young life that ended too soon. The opening bass line was inspired by one of Jeff Coffin’s tunes entitled “Turiya.”
Dreams – the melody was inspired by a Tom Harrell composition entitled “Let the Children Play.”
Meandering – a composition based on an interpretation of Carole King’s music.  Premiered during an outdoor performance beneath grapevines, the title was suggested by my cousin Helen.
Bill’s Tune – A song that was born from creating an accompaniment for students to practice their improvisations.





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