Songs For Tracy

Songs For Tracy by Frank Macchia
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Frank Macchia

Label: Cacophony
Released: 2021
Duration: 00:57:00
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Track Listing

Flying; The Universal Sigh; Dreaminiscence; The Human Race; Be Sublime; Round and Round; The Knowing; The Visit; Take Me Away; Waiting; Simply Exist.


Personnel

Frank Macchia
composer/conductor
Tracy London
voice / vocals

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Frank Macchia: woodwinds, keyboards.

Album Description

Songs For Tracy is a collection of compositions ranging from jazz to latin to pop to the fusion of jazz and classical idioms. It was created during the 2020 pandemic and the lyrics came about from weeks of walking my dog and jotting down ideas about the emotions and thoughts that I feel as a member of the human species. It was quite an introspective time and I hope I've conveyed some of the hopes and fears that I encountered during this time. I tried something new for me in this collection: the creation of two pieces (Dreaminiscence and Simply Exist) where I wrote a poem in the former and an essay in the latter, then used tone rows for the melodic content but created stream-of-consciousness harmony to follow those melodies. My hope was to use what is considered a "dissonant" form of tone rows but to make a lush bed of harmony where the melody rides over it. I hope you enjoy this new collection. -Frank Macchia, April, 2021


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