Last CD sold: 10/27/11
02/04/06 Check out the new review of this CD here:
The tune "Toasty Relief" was written & recorded on Dec. 8th ,2002, a Sunday. I'd just had heat restored to my home, after a few grim weeks of failing-furnace blues. And I was- well, relieved. So from there I kinda put together these other tunes of similar mood and feel, to make a whole CD of music that relieves- in a toasty fashion.
This is not 'easy listening' in the mindless cheezoid Muzak strings sense, but it is music that's easy to listen to(some of it you can even dance to if so inclined). It's something you can come home and put on after a horrendous day at work, perhaps along with a few beers(or the consciousness-altering substance of your choice)and find your tensions easing and your mood lifting. Music that feels good.
Here's hoping my CD will provide you with- toasty relief.
I'm pleased to say that Toasty Relief has sold online to listeners thoughout the US and in Australia, France and Portugal!
Fun Facts about this recording:
Cover photo: Bryant Park, in New York City, between 5th & 6th aves and 42nd and 43rd streets. An enclave of tranquillity(well most of the time anyway)in the midst of bustling midtown Manhattan.
Inside photo: me of course, on Dec 7th, 2002(yes Pearl Harbor Day), the day before having heat restored to my home.
Instruments used: Fostex 16-track digital recorder, Peavey DPM Synth, Ibanez SE Series Strat, Ibanez 5-string bass, Ibanez electric classical guitar, Bill Cook archtop, Yamaha RX-15 drum machine, Boss effects.
Some Info About Me:
SAM CRAIN is a jazz guitarist and composer. He studied composition at Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore MD, and holds a degree from there in music composition with a minor in piano. His principal classical works include a String Quartet, two Piano Sonatas and a piece for chamber orchestra. He studied guitar as a youth, but as a jazz guitarist is largely self-taught.
At this point, Sam fronts his own group The Sam Crain Trio, though he's been a sideman many times out(see the website for all that stuff).
For more, please visit: http://www.samcrain.com/
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