Me Myself and I
Label: Unseen Rain Records
Sometime de Domingo; Brown Eyes; Gentle; Inside Out; The Color of her Eyes is Gray; Angela; Be Op Be O Be Ah; Ballad for Carol; Sometime Samba.
Sometime during the early part of 2000, I thought it would be a good idea to lay down some tracks of my
tunes. I also decided to use my acoustic guitars. My Takamine 6 sting and 12 string guitars. Since I was
able to play bass lines and rhythm at the same time, the recording became Me Myself and I. I called my
friend Marty Dunayer, who owns Musecat Recording Studios, and explained what I wanted to do. We set
a date and the first hour I recorded the rhythm parts and in hour two, I recorded the melody and the
improvisations. My biggest concern was that the time stayed constant. It was not an easy thing to do, but fortunately I did it. it. I also thought you
seldom hear a 12 stringed acoustic guitar play jazz.
Within the next few weeks Marty mixed it and I gave him the OK to master the recording and it has been sitting on my shelf since then.
Since the Pandemic I haven’t been able get back in the studios to record again, so I searched my files to see what I have that can be re-mastered and released.
What you are listening to are compositions I wrote between 1976 and 1995.
1. Samba De Domingo: Written as a fun tune to play with the modulations from A minor -Bb minor to D minor. (12string rhythm) 2. Brown Eyes: I wrote the melody first and then years later I named it. I thought Brown Eyes was a good name since there was Soul Eyes and Infant Eyes. It took me 20 years to write lyrics to the tune. (two12 stringed guitars) 3. Gentle: I love Bossa Nova’s and this spilled out. (Two 12 string guitars) 4. Inside Out: was written in 1975. Hoping I could record it on my second Blue Note Record, but the powers that be thought I should go a different commercial route. (Two six stringed guitars) 5. The Color of Her Eyes Are Gray: I wrote this for my then fiancé, Carol Mennie, who has the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen (two 12 stringed guitars) 6. Angela was written for a friend who tragically died in a car accident. Since then, Randy Johnston recorded it as an instrumental. My wife Carol recorded it as a vocal and two years ago I recorded with my Argentinian friend, Juampy Juarez, on a recording called Freedland. (12 stringed guitarrhythm) 7. Be Op Be Op Be Ah: I wanted to write a Be Bop tune but with a different, more modern set of chord changes. (12 string solo) 8. Ballad for Carol: The first jazz ballad I wrote for my wife around 1996. (12 stringed guitar plays lead) 9. Sometime Samba I got the idea from Roger Kelloway. He composed a tune for me on Blue Note called Sometime Boogie. I thought it would be a great idea to do one as a Samba with bridge going into a jazz swing.
- Me Myself and I by Hrayr Attarian
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