John Raymond
Joy Ride
SSC1501
2018-02-09
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Track List: listen

Joy Ride - 5:48
I\'d Do It For Your Love - 6:52
Follower - 6:40
Minnesota, WI - 5:40
Be Still, My Soul - 7:15
Fortress - 5:27
Solsbury Hill - 5:27
En Route - 5:40
The Times They Are A-Changin - 5:32
Hymn - 3:02

 

Musicians:
John Raymond - flugelhorn
Gilad Hekselman - guitar
Colin Stranahan - drums

Raymond wants the music of Real Feels to connect to his listeners. So rather than compose complex, over the top pieces, he focused on simplifying and writing music that people could sing along with. The majority of the music on Joy Ride was written during a self-imposed summer retreat in which Raymond made sure to write every day. He also decided to compose at the piano, an instrument on which he is less in command, creating a natural handicap to insure the pieces would be more natural.

 

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