I find it funny when reviewers assert my influences; they are never correct and I'd prefer to acknowledge my sources. So here is a list of the music that helped inspire my forthcoming album, You Are Here.
The whole list makes me euphoric, but highlights for me would be Jack DeJohnette
's fevered drumming on "Down San Diego Way" and Andy Sheppard
's seductive soprano on "Sol." Tomasz Stanko
's trumpet similarly slays me: rich, magnificent and tragic like a crumbling empire. I don't say my music sounds like thisif onlybut this is what makes me want to write.
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|1||Sol||8:57||Andy Sheppard||Andy Sheppard|
|3||Aneba||5:59||Kenny Wheeler||One of Many|
|4||Sleep Safe and Warm (Lullaby from Rosemary's Baby)||3:10||Tomasz Stanko Septet||Litania|
|5||The Burning Babe||3:43||Kathryn Tickell||Kathryn Tickell & Ensemble Mystical|
|6||Lovely joan||6:34||Danny Thompson||Whatever|
|7||Beauty Queen / Horses||6:07||Tori Amos||Boys for Pele|
|9||Se equivoco la paloma||2:18||Kim Kashkashian & Robert Levin||AsturianaSongs from Spain and Argentina|
|10||Down San Diego Way||7:48||Arthur Blythe||Lenox Avenue Breakdown|