FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE, A TRIBUTE TO TED GREENE
By John March, Available Now by Clicking on THIS link.
In 2017 I was awarded the BCAA Pathways to Jazz Foundation Grant, a seed grant to help record a 2nd Ted Greene Tribute CD. Over the last 2 years, in my “spare/free” time lol, I have been recording and mixing this CD and the Lineup includes: Local Colorado singers Robert Johnson, Mark Oblinger and Linda Styles, Christian Teele on Drums and percussion, Kip Kuepper, Tim Scott and Chris Engleman on Bass, Eric Gunnison on Piano, Los Angeles Session singer and Keyboard player Jeff Paris on B3 and Vocals, Internationally renowned Jazz Guitarist Andreas Oberg, NY Session drummer Karl latham and many others.
The CD is an exploration of modern approaches to harmonic accompaniment based on my studies with Ted Greene over a 25 year period. It is a tribute to Ted Greene who entirely shaped the way I play and was one of the kindes t human beings and deepest musicians and teachers I have ever known,
(Everything you could possibly want to know about this project is in the copious liner notes on the album site linked above. )
As an added value I will be donating three dollars for every CD complete digital download: $1 to https://onetreeplanted.org/, which is an environmental non-profit committed to reforesting the planet, to try and avert catastrophic climate change. (They committed to planting 20 million trees by 2020 and are about to accomplish that, and they are a wonderful nonprofit.) $1 to support the ongoing efforts to keep Ted’s works available to all who want to study what he taught, and I will also donate to The Musicares Covid-19 Musicians Relief Fund, www.grammy.com/musicares/donations
“This project is funded in part by the Pathways To Jazz grant, a donor advised fund of the Boulder County Arts Alliance”.