Bangkok Sunset

“Bangkok Sunset”
Written and arranged by Reynold D. Philipsek
1994 copyright Zino-Rephi Music (BMI)

Guitar, bass-Reynold
Drums- Steve Read-Smith
Trombone, cornet-Zane Schaefer
Laura Sewell-cellos

Mary and I traveled to China, Hong Kong, and Thailand in 1994.
Bangkok made a very strong impression on me.
So I came up with this song.
Bangkok is the type of place that can create a sort of sensory overload and it resulted in this very James Bond type theme.

Check out this video on YouTube:

Who Knows?

“Who Knows?”
(Composed by Reynold D. Philipsek 2018 copyright Zino-Rephi Music BMI)
Keys-Gregg Inhofer

I wrote and recorded this piece in the Spring of 2018.
“Who knows?” is a question I have been asking myself as long as I can recall.
Now that I am in my musical and physically mature years, I find myself becoming more of a minimalist. The songs on my last album “Picture This,” especially typify this development and this one follows suit.
The piece does end on a harmony that suggests a question but after all, so does the song’s title.
I am joined by my longtime pal Gregg Inhofer on this piece.

“Who Knows?” link:

And we found this video of “Babushka” in the archives.
I forgot about it.
“Babushka” is a Slavic term for grandmother, or a name used for the typical headscarves worn. My “Babushka” (born in Poland) was called “Babushka” and wore one as well.
“Babushka” (written and performed by Reynold D. Philipsek 2011 copyright)
“Babushka” link: