I'm excited to bring you 9 new originals with Mark Diamond on bass and Dru Heller on drums.
Bud Bop- My tribute to the legendary pianist Bud Powell. I tried to capture that balance of swing and Latin that Bud was always in and out of.
The Weston Walk- Weston is one of my three grandsons. I wrote this when he was just beginning to walk/stumble. Mark came up with the idea of trading “naked fours”.
The Hollow Way- Tenor saxophonist Red Holloway was a frequent guest at Denver jazz bar El Chapultepec. I wrote this after being inspired by one of his performances and patterned it to some degree after classic boppers like “Four Brothers” and “Confirmation”.
Summers Second Day- When searching for a title I sometimes go with the obvious. This was written on the second day of summer and seemed to express how I felt that day.
Annika-Annika was a sweet 5th grade Norwegian exchange student that I taught in my ski instructor days. This was originally a Latin conception that I slowed down as my solo offering for this project.
Tricycle-This tune has three distinct sections and the rollicking energy makes me think of a mad tricycler.
Day Off-Playing in 3 is almost always fun for me as should be all days off.
Moptops- I conceived this as a piano duet with pianist Ellyn Rucker. We both had long shaggy hair at the time so I named it Moptops.
Leanin- Wrote this way back in 1978 for my first wife Lea. Fall in Boston, warm days, shady streets.
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This week, “Joie de Vivre” picks up more stations, a widely distributed syndicated program, and a major tv service!
Adding this week:
JazzWorks (nationally syndicated service - lots of stations - including KJZZ Phoenix)
The most-played tracks continue to be (especially the first one!): “Twirler”, “Luck of the Draw”, “Burnt Ribs”, and “Tournesol”.
South Dakota Network
KVSC (St, Cloud, MN)
WUOT (Knoxville, TN)
Hawaii Public Radio
Jazz After Hours (nationally syndicated program)
Jazz From Gallery 41 (webcaster)
KAOS (Olympia, WA)
KBUT (Crested Butte, CO)
KCCK (Cedar Rapids, IA)
KCSB (Santa Barbara, CA)
KCSM (San Mateo/San Francisco, CA)
KEWU (Spokane, WA)
KRCB (Santa Rosa, CA)
KRFC (Ft. Collins, CO)
KSDS (San Diego, CA)
KUNM (Santa Fe, NM)
Music Choice (national tv - 1 million listeners - will use in March)
WCMU (Mount Pleasant, MI)
WCVE (Richmond, VA)
WGVU (Grand Rapids, MI)
WICN (Worcester, MA)
WOOC (Schenectady, NY)
WJSU (Jackson, MS)
WOWD (Washington, D.C./Takoma Park, MD)
WPRB (Princeton, NJ/S. Philadelphia metro, DE)
WRIR (Richmond, VA)
WUMR (Memphis, TN)
WWNO (New Orleans, LA)
WWPV (Burlington, VT)
WWSP (Stevens Point, WI)
WWUH (West Hartford, CT)
Re: Eric Lilley Trio "Joie de Vivre"
Did receive and have programmed to feature your CD on my Sunday, March 1st show of "Jazz Cafe," here on WDNA 88.9FM in Miami. I will be playing several cuts including "Poppy", and "Everbody Knows." Good album and I will be featuring more on future shows. Be sure I will promote this excellent album.
Going to Derryberry studios in Arvada,CO March 26th and 27th to finalize mixes on brand new Eric Lilley Trio CD, as of yet "Untitled". New CD will feature Mark Diamond on Bass, Dru Heller on Drums, and Jose Espino on Percussion. Technically a quartet on 2 tunes but the name remains the same.
Enjoy these four cuts from "Joie de Vivre" CD
from our new CD Joie De Vivre
Sunflower : Turns toward the sun......
Here is the first cut from Eric Lilley Trio CD "Joie de Vivre".
Wrote this tune after seeing a photo of a baton twirler at Art Bouton's studio in Lone Tree,Colorado.
He claims the photo never existed, but I know it does. This was not the result of a vodka hallucination......
Check out this great preview video from our new CD
Dedicated to my Grand Daughter
Here's a collaboration with my friend Jim Reiske, I composed and played keyboards,
Jim played guitar, bass and did the video editing. Dedicated to the late Allan Holdsworth.
Enjoy these 4 selections from my 2005 release "Songs Without Words"
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