Mark Massey | Jazz Thoughts for the Day - March

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Jazz Thoughts for the Day - March

by Mark Massey

Spontaneous and eclectic jazz piano to inspire you each day.
Genre: Jazz: Piano Jazz
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1. March 01 - When I Hold Her Hand
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2. March 02 - Unexpected Treasure
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3. March 03 - It\'s Raining, It\'s Pouring!
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4. March 04 - Everything We Do Can Play a Part
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5. March 05 - And If You Look Beyond the Rainbow...
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6. March 06 - Bridge Around the World
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7. March 07 - Seven Days
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8. March 08 - Casting Bread Upon the Water
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9. March 09 - Smile the Blues Away
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10. March 10 - With a Little Bit of Boogie
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11. March 11 - Footsteps
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12. March 12 - Dreamland Rendezvous
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13. March 13 - There Will Come a Time
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14. March 14 - Cup of Tea and a Good Book to Read
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15. March 15 - Ides of March
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16. March 16 - The Observation Begs the Question
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17. March 17 - Heart of the Green
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18. March 18 - The Oracle
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19. March 19 - Falles de Valencia (Torches of Valencia)
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20. March 20 - Equinox I (Geocentric)
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21. March 21 - Equinox II (Heliocentric)
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22. March 22 - Rêverie de Printemps (Spring Daydream)
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23. March 23 - Wonderful Day, Now That I Have You
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24. March 24 - Melancholy Moon
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25. March 25 - Tempus Perspectus
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26. March 26 - It\'s What Goes Up That Must Come Down
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27. March 27 - L.A. Freeway Shuffle
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28. March 28 - I Wonder
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29. March 29 - Guardian Angel
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30. March 30 - Penny For Your Thoughts
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31. March 31 - May Your Cup Overflow
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Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Jazz Thoughts for the Day - March" is the third CD in this series by pianist Mark Massey. This album offers 31 instrumental "Jazz Thoughts"--one for each day in March--for your daily dose of pure piano improvisation.

Jazz fans (and classical, too) will appreciate that each piece is a veritable jazz impromptu: composed/improvised totally spontaneously, as did Bach and Mozart! Nothing planned, nothing rehearsed, nothing written down--every note generated from the heart.

These are eclectic jazz impromptus, full of romantic feeling, heartfelt joy and inspiration. Total Playing Time: about 71 minutes.

ABOUT MARK:
Mark was born and raised in Lynwood, California where he showed early talent on piano, trombone, and drums. He graduated from California State University, Long Beach (Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music), where he was recipient of the Carmen Dragon Fellowship for composition.

Mark's piano influences are diverse: Vince Guaraldi, Keith Jarrett, Dave Grusin, Joe Sample, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, George Winston, Fats Waller, and more.

Mark Massey has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, the former Soviet Union, Russia, the Far East and India. He has worked with Larry Carlton, David Benoit, Paul Horn, Poncho Sanchez, Hubert Laws, the Side Street Strutters, Phil Upchurch, L. Subramaniam, and the late, great Louie Bellson, Freddie Hubbard, Maynard Ferguson, Yehudi Menuhin, Ray Brown, Stéphane Grappelli, and Tony Williams.

Past Reviews of Mark Massey's piano work:
"Mark Massey is awfully good. His friendly, lyrical, melodic piano has a sound unto itself, bop and post-bop influenced, contemporarily informed, and languishing solidly in the modern mainstream."
-MICHAEL G. NASTOS, ALL MUSIC GUIDE

"At home, improvising fluid lines no matter what the vehicle"
-ZAN STEWART, LOS ANGELES TIMES

"Mark Massey is an excellent straight-ahead pianist who often appears in the L.A. area. ...his playing is consistently appealing."
-SCOTT YANOW (author of the books Swing and Bebop : The Essential Listening Companion)

ALBUM CREDITS:
All music composed and performed by Mark Massey
© 2009, Geofonica Artistworks (ASCAP)
Mastered by Wayne Cook
Cover photo: © Hans F. Meier, used by permission.
Design by Dorothy Wineman
Produced by Brad Powell, for Geofonica Records.

© 2009 Geofonica Records


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