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The Elektric Warrior II / Blog

Midi Drums Chart for a Song-$100

Very extensive drum chart for your song with dynamics and much more. Will send an Ocean Way final extra if desired or just your midi file. Until you are pleased, no charge. Will send the 2 minutes to evaluate. Use Pro Tools 10LE. Thanks, Mike

Future Tours

After CD 12, I can invision a Night of India tour for a few weeks, A Night of Fusion tour, A Night of Classical Fusion and a Night of the Blues Tour, A Night of Cool Jazz tour and A Night of Pop Rock

Beyond CD 12

I see my focus shifting to business, invention development, humanitarian pursuits, some concerts and like The Grateful Dead all are welcomed to video or record and distribute freely. Life is not about money so much as helping people in whatever way you can. Thanks, Mike

Anything Goes Fusion of all- CD11, CD12

Here will be a return to my first true love, Jazz Fusion, like Corea, Weather Report, Miles, Cobham styles and world musics and time periods. No holds bared Agressive passion hard and soft Gung Fu music, gracefully but powerful in 2015.

Jazz Standards CD 10

It will take a while to get my chops back in this area and have grown, but George Benson kinds of kool, Miles Bitches Brew styles, Charles Mingus from Moves CD, Billy Cobham score, and more maybe late 2014.

Symphony CD 9

I will be mentoring with a noted composer this year and will release a Symphony in 5 parts, more like a suite though. I hope to have it recorded in an Eastern post Russian country tuned to A=432, I'll have a classical guitar cadensa

Bluesssssss! CD 8

CD 8 will be a return to the basics. I started listening to Freddie King, Albert King, BB King, Tiny Grimes, John Lee Hooker, The Allman Brothers, Foghat, and offshoots early one, Oh and Howling Wolf, Rev Gary Davis, Rolling Stones, Muddy Waters, and more in the formative years. This CD will be about the blues. A lot I wrote in the mid 80's but will update.

Rappin' to the Groove

I never did like rap mainly because of the foul language and just samples of simple stuff. CD 4 of mine will be jazz and rock based with social issues being discussed like mentally ill and how treated in NYC like felons at hospitals, no sympathy to speak of and the guards at the Psch wards in NYC are clod blacks, no whites, the blacks/carribeans/Africans who cant speak english and have the table manners of a chimp. Not just NYC but other places on different issues. Rap is perfect for this expression but with catchy melodies dispersed. About big business practices as I have three biz degrees, MBEI, MBA and BBA. Lots of things. Coming soon. Enjoy, Michael

Who plays bass???

I do on an Epiphone that was originally $400 handmade in Korea, rare, and a friend of mine who studied with Eric Johnson while in TX had it hollowed and boutique pickups with new bridge. We traded. His uncle is Roy Clarke. Sean Clyde a great guitartist and engineer who studied with Baby Face in Atlanta. for two years.

What is CD About?

Roots! Strong jazz roots from UM and my fusion love will be in it. This CD will rock from Big Band Fusion to ballads. If you love pop you will love the finished product. These tastes are just the core scores for the musicians in the studio. Saves lots of time and money. 5 songs in a 5 hour session is about right so 10 hours for ten songs and easy mixes. Enjoy, MAR