Denny Bixby | Fish Out Of Water

Go To Artist Page

Album Links
Denny Bixby PayPlay Apple iTunes Emusic GreatIndieMusic GroupieTunes Tradebit

More Artists From
United States - Tennessee

Other Genres You Will Love
Jazz: Acid Jazz Jazz: Jazz Fusion Moods: Type: Instrumental
There are no items in your wishlist.

Fish Out Of Water

by Denny Bixby

Wonderfully expressive jazz instrumentals featuring gorgeous compositions and exciting players. Music to defeat George Bush by.
Genre: Jazz: Acid Jazz
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
share
time
download
1. Yogini Samba
Share this song!
X
3:07 $0.99
2. Owen Baby
Share this song!
X
6:12 $0.99
3. L.B.J.
Share this song!
X
4:30 $0.99
4. For Emily
Share this song!
X
4:45 $0.99
5. Mr. Oily
Share this song!
X
6:40 $0.99
6. Calling All Cars
Share this song!
X
4:35 $0.99
7. Liquid
Share this song!
X
5:41 $0.99
8. Annie's Dance
Share this song!
X
3:15 $0.99
9. Hooked on Phonk
Share this song!
X
4:17 $0.99
10. Saturday
Share this song!
X
4:14 $0.99
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Denny Bixby has spent much of his career lending his playing and vocal talents to award-winning artists in many musical genres, but his true love has always been jazz.

During the '80s as a budding musician in Portland, Oregon, Denny began studying, writing and playing traditional and modern jazz in formats ranging from trios to big bands. When an early composition for a ten-piece jazz/funk album received widespread acclaim and airplay on regional jazz stations, Denny worked even harder to develop as a composer while honing his already-keen musicianship as a bassist. In 1983 he toured with Jeff Lorber alongside Kenny G, and went on to join an original contemporary jazz sextet with alumni from the Stan Kenton Orchestra and guitar great Dan Balmer.

In 1987 Denny moved to Nashville to perform, tour and record with artists including Chet Atkins, Suzy Bogguss, Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith, Rodney Crowell and many others, contributing to several platinum albums. The late '90s marked a return to his roots as founding member of the jazz-infused trio Metropolis, playing in Nashville clubs and writing tunes for the band's self-titled CD.

Denny's long-standing desire to develop a solo project comes to fruition with Fish Out of Water. Its varied tunes, which wander from playful to wrenchingly beautiful, are bound by the common elements of Denny's gorgeous chord progressions, haunting melodies and deep grooves. As a whole, the collection reveals the compelling musicianship and creativity of a career rich in artistic styles and influences.

The consummate ensemble player, Denny credits the gifted musicians who contributed to this CD "for the life and spark they've brought to my music," he says. "My love of writing for horns and wind instruments is reflected in Fish Out of Water, and my next project is leaning even more in that direction." Denny's goal remains the same-to write music "that combines my influences and crosses boundaries, creating something new out of what has come before coupled with what I find within myself. This, for me, is the challenge, because I'd love to contribute to music's evolution as well as express the moods of the time in which we live. Plus, I want to kick butt with a killer band."

Wherever Denny's muse leads, Fish Out of Water establishes his vision. It is the melding of a gifted musician's rare instincts with the artist's pure passion, in a genre of infinite possibilities.

Enjoy Fish Out of Water, and stay tuned.


Reviews


to write a review

Vic Sorisio

A wonderful CD!
Bravo! Killer grooves, smokin' solos, imaginative arrangements. I really enjoyed this CD. Keep on making more music!