Been thinking about the lyrics and it struck me to do like Vincent Price in Thriller and the Chorus as a melody. I'll try to cop Vince! MJR
After CD 12, I can invision a Night of India tour for a few weeks, A Night of Fusion tour, A Night of Christian Music 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
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. I see a focus more on Christian music but still other and film. Life is not about money so much as helping people in whatever way you can. Thanks, Mike
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.
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.
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
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, 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.
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
Releasing a very nice CD next week on over 40 major sites like iTunes and Amazon. It is a Pop/Rock CD with some progressive music as a tease. The Next CD soon is a Progressive Jazz release with killer grooves. Pass the word on please. It will pave the way for well known international friends to play on new CD's and really upgrade the studio to World Class Pro Tools HD. Thank you very much, Cheers! JMT III
I have been scouring the net for the past five years and after selling nearly all my equipment and buying new, I am ready to get to work, first on my works but for sure others. I am lacking an Apogee ADA 8000, but that will come soon after a client or two for recording. Thanks! MJ