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Below are the liner notes from the CD, Excursion by Steve Gillman.
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WMA Excerpt Title Source of Excerpt Run
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Live - Solo Guitar Arrangements by Steve Gillman



As Time Goes By   ( Herman Hupfeld ) Live Solo Recording 0:47 195 Kb


Misty   ( Erroll Garner ) Live Solo Recording 0:48 388 Kb


Sleepers Awake   ( J.S. Bach ) Live Solo Recording 1:06 270 Kb


St. Louis Blues   ( J.W. Handy ) Live Solo Recording 0:49 199 Kb


Take Five   ( Paul Desmond ) Live Solo Recording 0:55 227 Kb


The Bolero   ( Maurice Ravel ) Live Solo Recording 0:50 205 Kb



Film Scores - Compositions and Arrangements by Steve Gillman



Portfolio Background The Contemplative Self 0:25 108 Kb


Main Theme Point Reyes Park Film 1:06 272 Kb


Elk Reserve Point Reyes Park Film 0:41 169 Kb


Whale Watching Point Reyes Park Film 0:50 209 Kb


Bird Sanctuary Point Reyes Park Film 0:37 159 Kb


Sunrise Olympic Park Film 0:45 189 Kb


Native American Theme Olympic Park Film 0:40 169 Kb


Mountain Trail Climb Olympic Park Film 0:58 227 Kb



Fun Stuff - Compositions and Arrangements by Steve Gillman



Leo Laporte gets a Sounder Radio Capture 1:07 277 Kb


Scary Theme Salute to Elfman 0:43 177 Kb



CD:  EXCURSION - Compositions and Arrangements by Steve Gillman



Sir John's Homecoming Excursion CD 0:31 136 Kb


Master Corwin's Mellifluous Child Excursion CD 01:01 254 Kb


Lord Chumley's Revenge Excursion CD 0:41 169 Kb


Q.I. Excursion CD 0:42 342 Kb




EXCURSION Liner Notes:

It all has to do with time. Time is to the musician what the canvas is to the painter. He fills it with sound, manipulates it, defines it, and is bounded by it. Tones become colors. Tempo and counterpoint provide textures. Performance and technique bring it to life. This is what EXCURSION is all about; a guided tour to some intriguing impressions and experiences . . . in time.

The influence of John Renbourn is evident throughout this album; particularly in the first selection. I used the form of a 16th century pavan to create Master Corwin, complete with bass counter-melody. Lord Chumley's Revege exchanges a signature riff among the instruments creating an explosive cartoon chase. The daily morning rush becomes a hectic ballet in 4 Cups O' Coffee. Doubled unison guitars employ rhythm patterns of 5-5-5-6, 3-3-3-4, and 4-4-4-5, in The Labyrinth. Inspired by Brubeck and the group Oregon, Q.I. takes a simple melody through a 3-3-3-5 rhythm. M' Lady's Jewels depicts a love scene. Madman's Waltz experiments with shifting the emphasis in time, as if one were trying to dance wearing a ball-and-chain. Specters of J.S. Bach emerge from a visiting spaceship in The Swordsman. Named for a piece by early mentor, Peter Lang, Bituminous Waltz provides the parade finale.

 


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