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Piano In Venice

by Don Grusin

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about

I moved to Venice in August 2007 to compose and record a piano album using the many loops and samples that I’ve collected over the past few years as my accompanying rhythm track partner. The electronica you’ll hear are grooves from every musical genre, guitar licks, voices, dancers, people clapping and singing, birds, animals, traditional percussion instruments from everywhere in the world. One of my favorite samples is the Paolo Soleri bell which was the doorbell of my recording studio-livingroom in the little house I rented on Crestmoore Place near the French Market. You’ll hear the Soleri bell on tk 11, san juan av.

My inspiration for melodies, moods, grooves came from throughout that beautiful ocean community... the beach, the carnival boardwalk atmosphere, the best air in LA, the hang with the people in local bars and restaurants and coffee shops, the neighborhood birds, dogs and cats, and in particular the contrasting personalities of the local streets for which I named the tracks.

If you click on each of the titles you can read the inspiration for the music and the grooves.

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released September 1, 2008

Mixed by Don Grusin and Roger Nichols, mastered by Roger Nichols at Digital Atomic Mastering, Associate Producer - Femke Weidema

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