Griffanzo | Ain't My Kinda Strange

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Ain't My Kinda Strange

by Griffanzo

songs about politics, romance with a Lewis Carroll kind of nonsense. A piano trio backing a vocal with great support from Ray Codrington, trumpet in addition to sax, great backing vocals even a string trio. Inspired by Tom Waits, Mose Allison
Genre: Jazz: Jazz quartet
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1. Ain't My Kinda Strange
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2. Girl 0024
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3. Fred Was Here
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4. Katrina, Katrina
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5. Lampost
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6. Gotta Get His Pants Back
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7. Stoplight
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8. Monsanto Is Changing Our Genes
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Ain’t My Kinda Strange
All the lyrics and music for the cd were composed by myself, Griffanzo, but you know that the credit must go to all those people around me, from family, friends and musicians - everyone contributes. So they’re all to blame!
I must say that this project would never have happened without the support, encouragement and artistic imput of Frank Worrell who is simply being named the drummer on this cd - but as importantly, my co-producer!
That said, Frank Worrell is the drummer on all songs. Don Gladstone is the bassist for all songs with the exception of Katrina, Katrina - that honor goes to Tyrone Hotchkiss. Of course Griffanzo is the pianist and vocalist.

#1. Ain’t My Kinda Strange is a political tongue in cheek swing tune with
Ray Codrington, trumpet
and introducing Jackie Thomas, backing vocals

Girl #0024 is the rock quota for the cd accompanied by a crazy video (released very soon, it stars Maqui Ortiz as the belly dancing beauty and the lead part played by my friend, Brad Waycaster. More on the video when it releases)
Rodney Marsh, sax
Carter Minor, wicked outro vocal

Fred Was Here is in memory of my friend Fred Cryer, 1947 - 2001. It has our usual trio but a string trio as well
Jake Wenger, cello
Matt Chicural, viola
Rob Rempher, violin

Katrina, Katrina well, as Brent Lambert said, there have been more songs inspired by this storm and America’s failure to re-act than any other moment in our contemporary history
Tyrone Hotchkiss, bass
Taz Halloween, backing vocals
Carter Minor, mo wickedness, harmonica

Lampost is complete nonsense, so what’s new?
Ray Codrington, trumpet
and introducing Jackie Thomas, backing vocals

Gotta Get His Pants Back was inspired by Oscar Peterson on Billie Holidays recording of “What a Little Moonlight Can Do”!
Ray Codrington, trumpet

Stoplight a swing tune: cross pollenation of word association and nonsense
Ray Codrington, trumpet

Monsanto Is Changing Our Genes is just a wish to change the current tide of abuse by corporate power and lack of moral responsibility.
Rodney Marsh, sax





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