(Composed by Reynold D. Philipsek copyright 2000 Zino-Rephi Music BMI)
Recording engineer-Stymie Seamans
Just wanted to pass on a little music for the week. Since it will be quite a while until there are gigs again, this is my way of sharing some music and, after all, that is what I was put on this planet to do, as far as I can tell.
I wrote this song 20 years ago and recorded it for the second (and most definitive) time with the East Side quartet.
The title “Roma” has a double meaning for me and in general. Of course, it is what Italians call Rome, and of all the cities I have visited, Rome is at the top of the list. But it is also what the Gypsy people of Romani origin are proudly called.
This is a “live” in the studio/generally first take recording. My plan was to really go for an update on the classic early sixties “Blue Note” type recording. My guitar sound even came out a bit like Grant Green, I think. Kudos to Stymie.
I was also going for a sort of 1960’s Italian film score music style (Ennio Morricone?).
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