One of the CDs I recorded earlier in the year is now available as a digital download on CD Baby. This is a very interesting blend of musical flavors ranging from bluegrass to rock with lots of jazz playing in between.
For those of you who have wanted to hear me improvise using my more advanced harmonic techniques, this CD has two solos on it where I employ my “tritone subdominant exchange” (T.S.E. for short). Normally I do not use that technique because it is not always appropriate. Even though the T.S.E. is a technique that only subtly hints towards a more “outside” sound, much of what I do professionally doesn’t stylistically allow for even hints of the more modern stuff. So it was a great pleasure to work in such a playful setting with Jacqui and the rest of the band.
There are very few recordings with me using this original harmonic technique. The Tom Borling BeBop Band CD was the first, but at the time when we recorded that CD, I had only recently invented the T.S.E. So it’s not as polished as what I do on the Notes from the Frontier CD. So, if you are interested in hearing it, I encourage you to buy the CD, either as a download or wait for the hard copy.