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Bill McCormick

Connecticut-based Jazz composer Bill McCormick was educated at
Boston’s Berklee College of Music in the early 1970’s. There he
studied with Tom Szymczak, Jon Damian, spent 2 1/2 years building a
solid musical foundation with Bill Leavitt and experienced a brief
but life-changing 7 month period of study with guitar great Mick
Goodrick.
His performing career cut short in his mid-twenties by a debilitating
shoulder injury, Bill was musically inactive for over a decade. But
the urge to create music became too strong to ignore. “ I began
writing some musical exercises for guitar, and just kept going.”
These “simple exercises” soon spawned a catalogue of books and Bill’s
first CD, Music For Guitar Volume I.
"To Be Continued" , his 2nd CD launched by mPub music,
Bill McCormick presents 8 new compositions, performed by
a quintet comprised of five of New York’s finest Jazz artists.
Featuring Ken Hatfield, Jazz’s leading exponent of the nylon string
guitar, Bill’s quintet also includes reed man Jim Clouse, bassist
extraordinaire Hans Glawischnig, master percussionist Steve Kroon,
and drumming genius Dan Weiss.
Says Bill McCormick, ”my intent is to showcase Ken Hatfield in a wide
variety of Jazz genres so that listeners can enjoy the full range of
Ken’s terrific talent, experience and artistry. In addition, I’ve
been tremendously fortunate to have secured the top–flight skills of
Jim, Hans, Steve and Dan for this recording. In every way, the right
players came together at the right place and at the right time to
create this CD.”

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