Solo Compositions and Collaborations
I have always loved creating music. Music to me is like listening to a story being told. It could be dramatic, melancholy, uplifting, action-packed, tense or even slow and peaceful. It could be anything. Which is why it’s always fascinated me.
The audio performances consist of songs that have been composed/arranged and performed by me and may have had other guest musicians on the song or where I played as a guest guitarist on another artist’s songs. Also some of the songs were my own rendition of other songs. Styles represented run through several genres: jazz, blues, rock as well as acoustic guitar styles.
Thanks for listening!
Psalm 33 – a smooth jazz composition inspired by Psalm 33.
Ice Tea – A smooth jazz-rock composition written several years ago.
Peaceable Wisdom – A smooth jazz composition inspired by the bible verse, James 3:17
Triumphant Kingdom – A jazz-rock fusion composition inspired by a book series “The Chronicles of the Nephilim” by Brian Godawa.
The Fool Says in His Heart… – A jazz-rock fusion song inspired by Psalm 14.
Blinded by the Darkness – A jazz-rock fusion song inspired by the bible verse: 2 Corinthians 4:4
Clarion Call for a Dark World – a jazz-rock fusion composition inspired by bible verses from the book of Romans.
Through the Veil – A jazz piece inspired by the verse 2 Corinthians 5:8 and depicting the passing away of one from this life into the next.
ATL Traffic Jam – A rock guitar piece spoofing our horrendous ATL traffic.
Freedom Ride – A rock & roll composition featuring friends, Paul Whitwam on bass and Richard Groce on drums.
The Just for the Unjust – A smooth-Jazz song inspired by the scripture verse 1 Peter 3:18.
70’s TV Hippy Cop Show – A tribute and musical spoofing of the many 1970’s police and doctor TV drama theme songs which inspired me as a child.
Breezy – Performed by a jazz trio that I had several years ago featuring Nemo Tristani on bass and Dave Sage on drums.
Wave – A smooth jazz rendition of Carlos Jobim’s classic song.
Amazing Grace – A jazz arrangement of the beloved hymn performed on acoustic, electric and Spanish guitars.
I Have Decided to Follow Jesus – An acoustic and electric gospel jazz rendition of a classic gospel song.
The following is just a few songs written and arranged by Christian musician Erin Reilly in which I contributed my guitar work over the last couple of years. Erin, a talented singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, writes in a uniquely sophisticated blend of varying musical genres, from jazz to hard rock. She weaves into each song the timeless message of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I just recently finished work on her second album. To learn more about Erin’s incredible music and much of my work with her plus the guitar-predominant demos of her songs, visit my blog article about our collaboration.
These recordings were songs composed by British artist, Paul Whitwam (vocals, bass, keyboards, rhythm guitars) featuring my lead guitar work.
This is an excerpt from a song that I provided guitar work on a composition written and performed by Serbian musician Milos Trkuja.
This song is a composition by Italian artist Giorgio Finetti (violin, keyboards, harmonica & vocals) and included Paul Whitwam (bass) from the U.K., and Richard Groce (drums) from North Carolina, and myself on electric and Spanish guitars.
Here’s a couple of jazzy songs featuring Giorgio Finetti on violin, harmonica & keyboards, Steve Lucas on bass, Mark Jensen on drums, Paul Whitwam (played rhythm guitars on Funk Variation and myself on rhythm and lead guitars.