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The NEW Single Considered For Grammy Nomination
We've recorded a track that made the cut with the Recording Academy and ended up Considered for a Nomination at the 59th Grammys - 2017 for BEST INSTRUMENTAL COMPOSITION in the Composing /Arranging Field. "Nobody Knows I'm Here" swings hard with GEQ at the core, with a hard hitting horn section along side of them. If you like that big band sound, you'll LOVE this.
Guymon Ensley - trumpets, trombones, flugel horns
Robert Reeves - tenor saxophone
Phil Lesky - piano
Ibrahim Jones - double bass
Jerry Powell - drums
The names of the Artists and Songs that receive the Nominations will be announced in December 6, 2016. The 59th - 2017 GRAMMYS Premier Ceremony will be held on February 12, 2017, 12:00pm, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA. The LIVE telecast will be held at 5:00pm at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.
This is my second Consideration For Nomination. My first was an EP that I released in 2014, a contemporary jazz collection of work, titled "This Comes With It." In the 57th Grammys in 2015, it was Considered for Nomination for BEST CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM in the Contemporary Instrumental Music Field. On that album, I used each of my band members for each of my original songs throughout the project, as well as other great musicians. Click on the cover art on the left side of this page to listen. Click on the MUSIC PAGE to listen and read the liner notes and a short story about each of the tracks and about other artists that are on the album.
But, I don't care how you cut it, it seems to be sweeter when you're recognized with guys that love being together and swingin' & groovin' harder than ever!!
The business of composing music is where my head is right now. Hours in the studio, hours at my desk and hours just thinking about the hours in the studio and at my desk . . . yep, that's how my time is spent . . . not to mention the hours I spend writing my blogs about my work an about stuff in general.
It's all because I love what I'm doing. Putting into sounds, rhythms, harmonies and melodies, my life's experiences . . . painting pictures with sounds and causing reactions and generating feelings.
I continue to get better at this as I go along. It's a never ending battle of what sound I want to make . . . a sound with what rhythm or coupled with what other sound to form what harmony or followed by what other sound to make a melody?
Stuff I'm Doing Right Now
Artists will tell you that it's very difficult to create only one thing at a time. A painter's studio, for instance, may contain seven easels, each holding a canvass of a piece that he/she has started and is a "work in progress." I'm no different with my creations. A double drawer file cabinet full of file folders containing lead sheets and manuscript of scratched on notes and chord changes . . . work that I've started and then put aside, to elaborate on another idea. I do it over and over. I'm trying to finish one of those pieces of work . . . that's Stuff I'm Doing Right Now.
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Stuff Coming Up
We're updating our calendar now. Stay tuned for postings of where I'll be next.
Also, I'm releasing a solo single later this summer. The ballad is a depiction of an adult women re-uniting with her childhood toy . . . a doll that she thought was gone forever, being left in the family home after many years. "I Waited For You" will be coming soon.