Some of my credits include composing "La Cuna" recorded by both Ray Barretto and Sheila E/Pete Escovedo, also co writing Give A Little More" recorded by Phyllis Hyman and "You'll always have a Part Of Me" recorded by Carmen Lundy. Recording and arranging for Roberta Flack. Composing/Arranging/Lyrics for many jingles, underscores
Tours with Buddy Rich, Willy Chirino, Gigs with Ira Sullivan, Joe Diorio, Mark Colby.
Played on Brazilian singer Rose Max's first CD.
Arranged and played on three tunes for Miami's sweetheart, vocalist Nicole Henry, C D "The Very Thought Of You".
I'm a lover of Brazilian music and was honored to perform with Toquino and Roberto Menescal (the first two pictures)
Some info on the music
With You In Mind" is a period piece that has kind of a Woody Allenish theme feel to it. That's Carlo Mango Ariaya on drums and Myself with the Manhattune Synthfoney Orquestra
The Magic Of Your Love is sung by Lenard Rutledge. It's an original written with the help of Dapha Rose. Acoustic guitar by Ramatis Moraes. Greg Ruvolo on fluglehorn Drums and perc, by Carlo Magno Ariaya.
Gruvolo features Greg Ruvolo on flugelhorn on a tune I wrote for him. The first chorus of his solo was no nice I wanted to hear it again so I orchestrated it a bit.
."Frolic' is by Italian composer Luciano Michelini (the theme from Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm") gets a mellow piano trio treatment.
Astor In Paris A waltz inspired by Astor Piazzolla
My arrangement of "Those Were The Days" by Charles Strous was recorded in Nashville with Dave Pomeroy on Bass and Mickey Grimm On drums
Stuffy - Remember "Stuff " ?
The late Phyllis Hyman sings my composition "Start With A Kiss" recorded at Criteria Studios around 1976 in Miami. Yikes !!
This tune has Hiram Bullock on guitar, Mark Egan on Bass and Billie Bowker on drums.
In the video section you'll find my jingle reel and two scenes from the Indie Feature film "Torre De Papel .
How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
from Lenard Rutledge
What Instrument do you play?
Piano, Bass, Drums, Other
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Thanks for your kind enquiry, had some surgery to the plumbing which put my trip on to a back burner. Enjoyed the Wolfson big band concert, La Cuna, nice one. So nice of you to take time to contact me. All the best Tommy
Many thanks for your reply, really looking forward to meeting with you but unfortunately had an adverse meeting with a CT Scanner last week, so trip is on hold at the moment.Maybe next year. I feel somehow you are in to humour, if you are, then check out Bill Anschell,good pianist, Seattle way, but also great humourist. Specifically: 'The Jam session', 'Careers in Jazz' and 'Jazz Mathematics. Many thanks once again. Tommy.
In my opinion, "The Magic of Your Love is a slam dunk"....I'm diggin' the brazilian vibe, and you couldn't have pick a better vocalist to collaborate with. Lenard Rutledge's melodic voice paints the perfect picture in this beautiful samba.
I'm thinking of a relaxing moment in Bahia lifting nothing heavier than 12 oz. with "the Magic Of Your Love" on in the background. Now, get back in the cave and create more bossa novas like that, and you can write your ticket to wherever you want to go.....Keep up the good work Jaui!!!
Appearing to have a mutual interest in Brazilian music I would like to draw your attention to Thomas Clausen, you may already be aware of him, a track called 'Samba de Solidao', superb playing, if not ......enjoy. I enjoyed your tracks, "With you in Mind' reminds me of Henry Mancinis 'Mr Lucky'
Delighted to see you have joined Bossa Nova, I used to enjoy your playing at Van Dykes, a great gig scene but the jazz content was somewhat diluted on my last visit. I asked if you were playing anywhere else in Miami, Don Wilner thought you were away on a cruise. My son lives in Miami and my next visit will be OCT, finances permitting. Greetings from Northern Ireland. Tommy Thomas.
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