Phil Traynor - Bass - Phil Traynor - Jamming with Vicki Genfan! (Long Train Runnin')
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Phil Traynor - Jamming with Vicki Genfan! (Long Train Runnin')
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This recording actually began in 2005. I attended The Swannanoa Gathering for the first time. The Gathering is a folk arts camp that goes on every summer at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC. This first year, I took a class called “Accompanying Others”, essentially how to play along with other players without stepping on them; with Pete Huttlinger as the instructor. I walked in a couple of minutes late the first day, and Pete properly initiated me; putting me on the hot seat to come up and sing a song. Well, being an instrumental jazz artist, and being one for whom guitar was not in any way my strong suit, I was very nervous. I didn’t have a large book of tunes from which to draw, so I decided to sing Jim Croce’s “I’ll Have To Say I Love You In A Song”. Lacking the presence of mind to introduce the song, I just started playing. Well, before I’d played three beats, Pete named the tune aloud, and right on cue, Pete came in with Maury Muehleisen’s beautiful 2nd guitar part, only ornamenting it to a delicate beauty I’d never before heard. I sang the song to the best of my limited abilities; all the while with this inner monologue running in my head: “Wow, I’m playing this and singing… Um, there’s a world class guitarist sitting to my left, and he’s playing with me… he’s not laughing… hmm... he seems like he’s having fun!!!... I’m gonna cry…” By lunchtime the next day, I’d hired him to work on two tunes I’d developed and started recordings for, this and “Abby”. I didn’t work WITH Pete on the recording in the traditional sense, in that we collaborated over the internet. I send him an MP3 of each tune he worked on, and he brought it into his ProTools rig, recorded his parts, and shipped them back to me for mixing. To give you an idea of what kind of guy Pete is; I hired him solely for guitar soloing. On Brownstone, he did the solo I asked for, but also added a harmony part to the solo, and not one but TWO rhythm guitar parts. You hear them in the song hard panned down the left and right channels. They both set up and accentuate the inexorable, desolate groove of the tune. I was just along for the ride. Thank you Pete; I’ll never forget your generosity of spirit, and your INCREDIBLE guitar talents.
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Abby Age 7: The Year In Pictures - The pictures are stuff my daughter drew in the last year. The song is "Abby", from my 2010 release "Autumn Breeze". I'm also playing rhythm guitar, this only lets you specify three. Stacey Knights on flute, and the mighty Pete Huttlinger on lead guitar...
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This song was written in 2009 as a challenge. A good friend of mine Terry “TC” Crumpley posted a drawing his then-17 year old daughter Heather did of an elfin character on a music forum we both frequent. The drawing was amazing; showing a sharp eye for detail, a great sense of movement, and a wonderful sense of proportion and imagination. I was very taken by her work, and asked TC if Heather could draw Tinkerbell for my daughter Abby; who is obsessed with her. I wanted Heather’s version, not simply a rendering of the Disney Tink. A couple of days later, this magnificent picture appeared. I was floored. I asked TC what I could do for her in return. He consulted with her, and here response was “Art for art; write me a song.” So, I did. While I was at it, I wanted to use my “Swannanoa mojo” to write a little bit out of my idiom. I did it as folky as I could, and it’s the only song I’ve ever written or arranged that is 100% guaranteed keyboard-free. You Pat Metheny fans will recognize his influence in this song. Featuring John Kelly on the solo in the middle.
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Phil Traynor - Bass
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Saint Petersburg, Florida
Name 
Phil Traynor
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Instruments Bass, Drums, Keyboard, Guitar
Influences George Kahn, Tosco Music Party, Vinnie Colaiuta, Tony McManus, Vince Guaraldi, The Iveys, Cliff Eberhardt, Deborah Siladie, James Taylor, Queen, FL, Steve Lukather, Al Jarreau, Adam Rafferty, Stephen LeBlanc, The Beatles, Wendy Rich, Victor Wooten, RKB - Rob K Band, Terje Lie Music, The Manhattan Transfer, Phil Traynor, AJ Swearingen | Saint Petersburg, John William Coltrane, STILL, Jr., Chris Burnett, The Police, The Hip Abduction, Vicki Genfan
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