I've been staying home, so had some time to participate in a couple of great virtual big band recordings! Check them out!
Several of my orchestral compositions have been released this month by Velvet Green Music and are available for licensing. These were fun projects to work on-- check out the links below!
I recorded a short promo video to introduce this album release of Americana tracks featuring the sound of the modern Gunslinger Westerns. I have two tracks on this release-- Check out all the tracks on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/HPs95_NKrgQ
And also on my page at Velvet Green Music: http://www.velvetgreenmusic.com/artist/chris-rinaman/
This track on Inside The Console was fun to work on-- lots of retro 80s synth fun in this one!
Here's the full album on YouTube: https://youtu.be/J7-GUZofFGE
I recently recorded some trombone for my friends Tim Rosser & Charlie Sohne-- they've put together a beautiful feature for Dance Theater of Harlem again! Also featuring Marty Bound on trumpet.
Check out the video here:
I've been composing some orchestral music for the publisher Velvet Green Music. My first track is released on the collection called "Orchestral Drama Vol. 11 - Fairies and Elves"-- a track called "Time is Given".
Check out the full release on the YouTube link here:
Or at my composer page at Velvet Green Music:
I've been working on quite a few compositions for this library, so look for more releases this year!
Continue the New Year Celebrations with Dave Chamberlain's Band of Bones featuring Guest Artists Steve Turre and Steve Davis as they celebrate the Great J.J. Johnson's Birthday at "Jazz Tuesdays" on Tuesday, January 22 in the Gillespie Auditorium at the New York Baha'i Center at 53 East 11th Street (between University Place & Broadway), with a concert of music with tunes composed by or arranged by the great JJ Johnson.
I've been involved with a few projects this year that are up for voting (if you're a NARAS member) for Grammy consideration this year:
- My arrangement of Quincy Jones' song from The Color Purple, called "Sister" on the most recent Band of Bones album, "Picadillo? Yes, Madly!" featuring The Band of Bones and vocalist Antoinette Montague. Check it out!
- The Band of Bones album "Picadillo? Yes, Madly!" is up for consideration in the Best Latin Jazz Recording Category
- I played trombone on the Original Cast Recording to the show "Kris Kringle: The Musical" -- up for consideration in the Musical Theater category
Good luck to everyone with projects up for consideration this year!
Check out Sister and the Band of Bones here:
Today a single I recorded in 2008 was released to be available online wherever you get your digital music, as well as on my site here. This is a track I recorded as a gift to my mother, in memory of her mother-- Elva Lois Greene. I hadn't planned on releasing it, but have shared it with people over the last 10 years. It's a song that has a lot of meaning for many people and I hope you will enjoy hearing it and remember the special people in your life who may have passed on.
I always love working with Allan Harris-- a great singer and guitarist! I just finished a big band arrangement of his original tune "I Do Believe" for his concert this week at Jazz Aspen Snowmass.
Allan has a new album just out -- a tribute to Eddie Jefferson-- check it out!
Thursday through Saturday at the Jazz Loft in Stony Brook! Sold out shows on Thursday & Friday-- get your tickets for Saturday!
Here's a clip from a recent concert with Lou Christie at Westbury Theater-- on the rotating "lazy susan" stage!