Mark Massey | Jazz Thoughts for the Day – May

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Jazz Thoughts for the Day – May

by Mark Massey

Spontaneous and eclectic jazz piano to inspire you each day.
Genre: Jazz: Piano Jazz
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1. May 01 – Maybe We Can Fall in Love in May
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2. May 02 – Playtime! (National Pet Week)
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3. May 03 – Rose of Kentucky
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4. May 04 – Solution Five-Four
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5. May 05 – Cinco de Mayo (Puebla Day)
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6. May 06 – The Emerald Dream
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7. May 07 – Granny\'s Mumbo Gumbo
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8. May 08 – Full Moon, Rising Tide
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9. May 09 – Siddhartha
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10. May 10 – Golden Spike of the Intergalactic Railroad
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11. May 11 – You\'re Everything to Me
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12. May 12 – Nightingales (Nurses Day)
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13. May 13 – For Mom
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14. May 14 – Ellington the Elegant
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15. May 15 – Mountain Maia
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16. May 16 – Specters and Other Visitants
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17. May 17 – Where Do Dreamers Wake?
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18. May 18 – Tintinnabula (Bells of Poe)
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19. May 19 – Lazy Days, Lazy Mays
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20. May 20 – Punctatim
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21. May 21 – Ascendance
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22. May 22 – Wyndanse
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23. May 23 – Swingin\' Into Love
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24. May 24 – Kyrie
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25. May 25 – Lily of the Valley
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26. May 26 – Hummingbird
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27. May 27 – M&M\'s Birthday Groove (Happy, Happy Birthday)
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28. May 28 – Dreamin\' the Blues Away
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29. May 29 – New York Nights
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30. May 30 – Land of the Free
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31. May 31 – Home Run Swing
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Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Jazz Thoughts for the Day - May" is the fifth CD in this series by pianist Mark Massey. This album offers 31 instrumental "Jazz Thoughts"--one for each day in May--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 energy, romantic feeling, heartfelt joy and inspiration. Total Playing Time: about 70 minutes, 38 seconds.

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)
Cover photo: Alan Powell © Geofonica.
Jazz Thoughts for the Day cover design by Dorothy Wineman
Produced and Engineered by Brad Powell, for Geofonica Records.
© 2009 Geofonica Records


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