"I Mighta Lied to You Yesterday" was just released december of 2015, eight new vocal originals including the usual jazz beats, a hearty blues number, and a beat poetry reading. Succulent lyrics to this and past recordings available here on reverbnation. (there is a bullet bio on www.griffanzomusic.com - the whole story in a nut). Strong show at Cat's Cradle in february 2016 to launch the cd and a trip to San Francisco playing various venues to rejuvenate the soul.
The cd, Ain’t My Kinda Strange came out a minute before 2010.
Ain’t My Kinda Strange : All the lyrics and music for the cd were composed by myself, Griffanzo. I must say that this project would never have happened without the support, encouragement and artistic imput of Frank Worrell who is simply being named the drummer on this cd - but most importantly, my co-producer!
There is also a video of Girl #0024 on my youtube channel (youtube.com/user/griffanzo) highlighted by the exquiste belly dancing of Maqui Ortiz. The video of Katrina, Katrina is on the way as is the one for Dubya Speak, a new song displayed on my website. Some of these songs have political content, of course, but none without humor.
I’ve been a session player for many local musicians’ cd projects. One of my favorite releases was with Katharine Whalen called Katharine Whalen’s Jazz Squad with other Zipper musicians - an excellent cd that is no longer in print. NORTH CAROLINA: A STATE OF MUSIC was a solo piano cd released in 1999 that was a collection of my arrangements of 10 songs from great NC musicians including James Taylor, Thelonious Monk, Doc Watson, Roberta Flack, Red Clay Ramblers and even a zippers tune.
For years I’ve been playing with many of the local allstars including Ray Codrington, Taz Halloween, Cecil Johnson, Frank Worrell, Chuck Leonard, Rodney Marsh, Stu Cole, all top shelf players. I also spent many years composing and recording soundtracks for UNC television as well as many corporate video projects.
For a complete bio you can visit www.grifffanzo.com or go directly to the archive site http://www.robertgriffin.com/bio.html for a breezy Steven Forrest composition or http://www.robertgriffin.com/article_jan05_sl.html for an article in Southern Living Magazin