Through Rose Colored Glasses

(Composed and performed by Reynold D. Philipsek 2015 copyright Zino-Rephi Music BMI)

For some listeners very acquainted with Chopin you might be able to spot a fragment from his “Barcarolle.” I use this fragment to create the piece. I feel an affinity for Chopin and Slavic composers in general as I have Polish ancestry (my grandmother was born there).

I take this modified fragment and proceed to touch on all 12 major keys. The trick was to do so without making it seem like a gimmick and to never interfere with the melodic flow. 

Please stay safe.


Never Mind

(Composed and performed by Reynold D. Philipsek
2011 copyright Zino-Rephi Music BMI)

Sending out good vibes to all.

This is a link to a minor blues that, although I did on acoustic, is a sort of Tribute Miles and John Coltrane. 

I want to also send out some positive energy to Pat Martino who has been ill, though holding his own. Pat is a legendary guitarist from Philadelphia and has been like a mentor to me. I have been trying to stay in touch with him and he seems in good spirits.