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Fresh Brew by Gary Farr

Pianist and composer Gary Farr who has produced and recorded on several different CDs since 1995. LOST being the first jazz CD released performed and debuted at Sunfest in Palm Beach Florida with his quintet back on May 1 1999. The original band started recording in 1995. One of Gary's last projects as producer and musician was the successful smooth jazz CD "Up All Night" featuring saxophonist Ron Fattorusso released in 2004. The Fresh Brew project started in 1999 and was an on going musical experience for Gary and others involved for four years. After long delays from Gary's musical and personal life Fresh Brew is now a finished project with a unique collection of different rhythms from funk rock hip-hop to reggae interweaved with heavy jazz overtones. Gary has deep roots of influences going back to his college years of studying and listening to (and years later meeting) Oscar Peterson Thelonious Monk Chick Corea Bill Evans and following the musical patterns and changes of Herbie Hancock.

Gary quotes "I write passionately and emotionally within myself or from an idea expressed to me by another to suit the mood reggae hip hop and rock with jazz heavily infused".

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Gary Farr
  • CD Title: Fresh Brew
  • Year Released: 2004
  • Genre: Fusion
  • Record Label: Secret Formula Records
  • Artist's Instrument: Piano / Keyboards
  • Tracks: Fresh Brew, Jazz in the House, A Little Sun Shower, Tuscany Wine, You Love Me, Space Run, Gray Eyes, Norasian Climate, Gary’s World, Watered Down, A Light Spring Rain, Deep Blue Waters, New AGEnt, Up & Up, Lullaby for Nora, Pour It On
  • Musicians: Gary Farr (keyboards, programming), Billy Ross (tenor and soprano saxophone), Craig Pichanick (drums), Doug Michaels (trumpets), Mitch Farber (guitar), John Kricker (trombone), Jeanne Tarrant (flute), Ron Fattorusso (tenor saxophone), Juan Natividad (trumpet), Marianne Jansen (voices)
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