have already followed the footprints of pianist and composer Gary
Farr by reviewing his solo project Fresh
Brew (2004), an album with tunes from 1995 - 2004, and Ron
Fattorusso's debut album Up
All Night (2004). Further excursions into the inspirational realm
of New Age with The Gentle Awakening and Straight Ahead Jazz
with Deep As The Night testify for Farr's versatility.
5 years Gary Farr lives
in L.A. and his feel-good-factor at his new home is great. "LA
offers a diverse multitude of restaurants, music and theatres. The
most surprising thing about LA is the feeling of a small town in a big
city. So many creative and energetic people in the music and film
industry surround me. It's great sharing ideas and working with
them," comments Garry Farr.
obvious that he releases a new album with themes about L.A. and its
landscape. Movin' Thru L.A. is Gary's testimony for his new
hometown. The roundtrip starts with the title song. Garry Farr creates
an uptempo tune with a stomping bass and quick chords on piano and
keyboards catching the hectic and pulsing life down on the streets.
Burbank is the song about a city in Los Angeles County, located in the eastern region of the San Fernando Valley, north of Downtown Los Angeles.
The tune is featuring Tommy Phillips on trumpet and Ron Fattorusso on
Cruisin' Ventura Blvd. is a swinging Bossa
Nova tune showcasing one of
most famous streets. It was originally a part of the El Camino Real
(the trail between Spanish missions). Ventura Boulevard is the oldest
route in the San Fernando Valley.
The Train To West Covina, a city located in
eastern Los Angeles County, California has a big Latin
appeal. West Covina was and still is the fastest growing
city in the valley. The tune is incorporating this dynamic
movement in musical notes.
the Santa Monica beach by Peter White's music. Santa Monica
is a coastal city in western Los Angeles County. Santa Monica is named
for Saint Monica of Hippo because the area on which the city is now
located was first visited by Spaniards on her feast day. Gary starts The
Santa Monica Mix with an acoustic bass and a piano dialog catching
sunshine and easy living of Santa Monica.
Nights & Hollywood Lights is featuring Ron Fattorusso on sax.
Gary and Ron are shining on their instruments. The track sounds like a
work piece without a real drummer.
Goin' Over Coldwater Canyon is a homage to the region
north of L.A. The song is featuring Stephan Lexner on guitar
who plays a rockish style.
In Beverly Hills is a slow tune about the city in the western part
of Los Angeles County. Piano with a high dose of slushy strings. That
sultry tune can hit a woman's heart.
at Sunset & Highland is a song based on a discobeat. John
Travolta would like that.
city of Malibu is a 27-mile strip of Pacific coastline located in
western Los Angeles County. The Colours Of Malibu is the
musical alternative to Chevrolet Malibu, Malibu Barbie, Piper Malibu, Malibu Grand Prix, and Malibu Rum.
roundtrip we are Drivin' Down To OC. Vinny Stixx Amato
clarifies the importance of a good drummer with his vivid beat on the
snare. There is a smell of Big Band in the air.
Santa Ana Winds are warm, dry winds that characteristically appear
in Southern California weather during autumn and early winter. Gary
Farr mirrors the hurricane force of the wind in his epic music.
final track Movin' Thru
L.A. Gary Farr accelerates the dynamic of the tune by adding a
Farr delivers with his new album Movin' Thru L.A.the ideal