last CD sold: 07/21/15
Solo Jazz Guitar
Sam Crain, guitar
Recorded and mastered by Michael Taylor
Taylor Music- Pawnee, Illinois
Recorded November 12, 2005
December 6, 2005
January 14, 2006
Cover photography by Josh Crain
Layout & design by Nathalie Breakstone
Duplication by Eastern Standard Productions
A Foggy Day(Gershwin); Black Orpheus(Bonfa); How About You(Jiminez-Torres);Isn't It Romantic(Rodgers & Hart);I'm Old Fashioned(Kern/Mercer); My Favorite Things(Rodgers & Hammerstein); all other compositions by Sam Crain
This music is a mix of my original solo guitar pieces and some of my favorite jazz standards(including My Favorite Things). My approach throughout was pretty straightforward, pretty no-frills: just play the songs and improvise a bit. No special arrangements as such, though many of the songs I did write intros to. Just tried to make a collection of music that'll be a nice comfortable listen, one you'll come back to again and again. Hope you enjoy Solo Jazz Guitar!
PS I'm glad to say that Solo Jazz Guitar has sold a few copies in the US, in Japan, Germany, Ireland , England, Australia, Sweden, Hong Kong and Canada! The selections "Song for Gib" and "3 Songs for Julie" were recently featured on the weekly Podcast No Idle Frets, at http://noidlefrets.blogspot.com/
LAST CD SOLD: 05/04/12 thank you!
LAST MP3 SOLD: 06/11/09 thank you, Pennsylvania!
SAM CRAIN has had over 30 years experience in bands of virtually all styles, not only as guitarist but bassist and keyboardist as well, and for audiences all over the US, in Canada and Japan. A graduate of Peabody Conservatory of Music with a degree in music composition, Sam has written a variety of classical works in most media from solo instrument to full orchestra. His CDs have sold throughout the US(including Hawaii!), and in Canada, Japan, France, Australia , Hong Kong, Taiwan, England, Ireland, Germany, Russia, Spain, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Kuwait, Lithuania and Denmark.