Mark Massey | Jazz Thoughts for the Day – June

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Jazz Thoughts for the Day – June

by Mark Massey

Spontaneous and eclectic jazz piano to inspire you each day.
Genre: Jazz: Piano Jazz
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1. June 01 – June Bug Hug
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2. June 02 – Meitheamh (Irish June)
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3. June 03 – Land of Milk and Honey
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4. June 04 – Tiananmen
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5. June 05 – Dance Me a Waltz Tonight
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6. June 06 – For the Heroes at Normandy
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7. June 07 – Vestalia
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8. June 08 – Taliesin
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9. June 09 – Rioja
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10. June 10 – Can You Dig?
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11. June 11 – Find the Calling of Your Heart
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12. June 12 – Dos Namorados (Lover's Day Brazil)
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13. June 13 – It's a Slippery Slope
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14. June 14 – Hand O'er Heart (Flag Day)
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15. June 15 – Beyond Cool
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16. June 16 – Bloomsday
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17. June 17 – Amelia's Dream
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18. June 18 – It's Your Waterloo
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19. June 19 – Dad's Bag
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20. June 20 – When We Help Each Other (World Refugee Day)
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21. June 21 – Soulful Stonehenge Solstice Sunrise
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22. June 22 – Rag Doll Rag
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23. June 23 – Midsummer's Eve
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24. June 24 – Dance of the Grays
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25. June 25 – Boppin' Round Town with the Soft Top Down
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26. June 26 – Ich Bin Ein Berliner
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27. June 27 – Darkness Into Light (homage to Helen Keller)
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28. June 28 – Shine Like the Sun
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29. June 29 – In This Moment of Time
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30. June 30 – June Memories
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Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Jazz Thoughts for the Day - June" is the sixth CD in this series by pianist Mark Massey. This album offers 30 instrumental "Jazz Thoughts"--one for each day in June--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--in styles from mainstream to contemporary, funky to folk-jazz, cool to bobop, gospel to ragtime and "trad"--with Latin, Spanish, Brazilian, Asian and Celtic influences, and more, reflecting Mark Massey's "Acoustic Piano International" spirit. Each track full of energy, romantic feeling, heartfelt joy and inspiration. Total Playing Time: about 69 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: © Cheryl Graham, used by permission
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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