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Jazz Thoughts for the Day - July

by Mark Massey

Spontaneous and eclectic jazz piano to inspire you each day.
Genre: Jazz: Piano Jazz
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1. July 01 – Part Twos
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2. July 02 – Shake a Leg
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3. July 03 – Eternal Flame
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4. July 04 – Fireworks!
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5. July 05 – Quintilis
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6. July 06 – When John Met Paul
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7. July 07 – Seven, Seven and Seven
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8. July 08 – Tanabata
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9. July 09 – All-Star Groove
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10. July 10 – On the Banks of the River Liffey (Dublin Song)
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11. July 11 – One for the Babe
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12. July 12 – The Kid
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13. July 13 – Hollywoodland
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14. July 14 – Storm the Bastille
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15. July 15 – Chiaroscuro
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16. July 16 – Dog Days
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17. July 17 – Walter and his Mouse
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18. July 18 – Madiba
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19. July 19 – Stone of Rosetta
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20. July 20 – The Eagle Has Landed
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21. July 21 – Global Villager
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22. July 22 – Lamp Beside the Golden Door
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23. July 23 – Nocturne Hale-Bopp
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24. July 24 – Dreamin' In Love
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25. July 25 – Svetlana's Walk
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26. July 26 – Le Tour Fantastique
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27. July 27 – Experiential Excursion
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28. July 28 – Beatrix
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29. July 29 – Mystic Peace (homage to Dag Hammarskjöld)
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30. July 30 – Waves of Wheat
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31. July 31 – Such a Starry, Summer Night
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Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Jazz Thoughts for the Day - July" is the seventh CD in this series by pianist Mark Massey. This album offers 31 instrumental "Jazz Thoughts"--one for each day in July--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 "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 72
minutes, 14 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: © Stephen Strathdee, 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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