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Love Song For Roz

This little ‘iMovie’ slideshow below, the music track behind it, and the original song composition itself are all tokens of love for a certain Mr. Roswell Rudd.

Verna Gillis wrote the tune for Roswell. She then invited musical friends of Roz to arrange and record her tune as a collective gift to him.

Many including myself did happily contribute recordings and they’re posted here:

I’m lucky to call him a friend. He has been, and will always be a major inspirational guiding spirit not only in my life, but also in the lives of many others. Machan Taylor and Matt Finck are in fact two of those others. They collaborated with me throughout the making of the music. I thank them for their generosity of spirit, talent, time, and for the fun we had! We all thank you Roswell. * (see credits below)

*Matt Finck – rhythm guitar and ‘jazz’ solo guitar

Machan Taylor – vocals and soprano vocal solo

Danny Louis – bass, drums, piano, arrangement, additional guitars, vocals, orchestration, programming.

Recorded and produced by Danny Louis at Rogue’s Harbour Studio.

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Machan and Danny talk about Phelonious Phunk – Danny sings one of his own

an intimate encounter at Mark’s Music Center in Rhinbeck, NY.

Phelonious Phunk is: Machan Taylor – vocals/guitar, Randy Ciarlante – vocals/drums, Charlie Kniceley – bass, and Danny Louis – keys/horns/guitar and vocals – with this week’s special guests: Stew Cutler – guitar and Bill Evans – sax                                                              @ the High Falls Cafe – Saturday Dec 15th – 9pm


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Once Upon A Career…

once upon a career…

I was working in my NYC studio trying hard to meet a TV air date deadline on the music for a KFC spot, and the creative team at the ad agency just couldn’t seem to stop asking for more and more revisions. I guess the pressure got the better of me and I really lost it for about 20 minutes. When it was all over and my head cleared, I had created this, so I sent it to them. It got passed around quite a bit and somehow I managed not to lose the client. If you don’t like cussing, you may not want to listen…either way, all apologies, for it’s somewhat offensive, at least at the time I was hoping it would be.

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Gov’t Mule “Rocking Horse” Cologne, Germany 2007

one of my fave shows with Andy Hess on bass

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assorted s#!t


WEIRD BEARD  / “March!” *


WEIRD BEARD  / “Stand Alone” *


* weird beard music is 100% improvised –
on these recordings – Marc Shulman/gtr, Lincoln Schleifer/bass,
James Wormworth/drums, dL,/keys

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