to the official web site for
Innocent Bystander Productions
you can hear the results of my musical experiments in live
electronica, soulful ambient dance, world
beat, electro soul, soul jazz,
and electro jazz funk. The groovy sonic emissions
have been up-loaded to the satellites and are being beamed to the
peoples of earth. Tune in and let the vibes flow through.
a quick run down of the latest transmissions:
release: The Satellite Orchestra is my current solo
project of what I am now calling Future Funk: Electro jazz and funk
fused with soul.
new CD entitled "The
Satellite Orchestra" is now available.
The music is a sonic meeting of Massive Attack,
ZERO-7, and Herbie Hancock.
Next Live Performance:
Thursday, Nov 21
14015 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Satellite Orchestra Live at The Temple Bar
Orchestra -- Mechanized Madness
Sly Stone's "Sing A Simple Song"
-reviews- "Sweet keyboard soul -- and a wonderful new record
that bridges the gap between current and classic keyboard
modes! At one level, this album comes off like some lost
70s classic from the CTI catalog -- lean keys, both Fender
Rhodes and clavinet -- sometimes spiced with a bit of vocals,
and always supported with backings that are sensitive and
spare enough to let the work of the main soloist take center
stage! But at another level, there's a slightly more modern
"cosmic" feel going on too -- not one that's too
broken or skittish, as in versions of such work from London
or Detroit, but cohesively soulful and really stretching
out with a warm sense of imagination!" -
" I have always believed that an album is a trip..not
just music to wash the dishes to, but a place to go.. a
journey to take.. an album goes to a place in your soul
that maybe you forgot was there...or maybe you never discovered..
The Satellite Orchestra is such an album..it's music you
feel...make sure to bring your headphones." -DJ
FUNk for the whole family!
Inspired by my now 3-year-old son, I created an enducational children's music label called Groove Kid Nation.
The CDs introduce kids to real musical instruments as played by some of the top professional musicans in LA.
In addition, 10% of the wholesale price of each CD will be donated to CARE.org, a leading humanitarian organization fighting poverty. Click on the CD for more info.
is a joint venture with Indian percussionist Satnam Ramgotra.
The new CD is now available and you can read more
about it here
Money Magic for Musicians is an ebook that I recently completed. It's all about how to achieve a life-long AND prosperous career in the arts. If you are a self employed artist with the typical cash flow issues that come with the territory, then this is the ebook for you! Follow the link for more information -- you'll be glad you did!
Watley: I have been working with Jody
for several years as her co-producer, co-writer, and musical director.
Watley's"The Makeover" is now available,
and of course yours truly is all over it! Putting a pop-tronic
spin and proverbial twist on the concept of "the cover
record," 'The Makeover' is a groove-laden odyssey of fresh
sounds that find the Grammy Award winning artist doing "makeovers"
of contemporary classics such as: Bob Marley's "Waiting
in Vain", Diana Ross' "Love Hangover", Chic's
"I Want Your Love" and Madonna's "Borderline",
in addition to inspired new material including "A Bed of
Roses" with the UK's sublime powerhouse drum & bass
outfit 4 Hero.
"A Beautiful Life" goes Top Ten!!
Jody has just scored her 32nd Billboard Top Ten Hit with "A Beautiful Life" co-written by yours truly! (Billboard Hot Dance / Club Play Chart: Issue Date 11/08/2008) For more info click here
The "I Want Your Love Remixes" hit number one on the Billboard Dance Charts in June 2007!!
We also recorded a live CD called "Super
Hits LIVE" under the Sony/BMG 'Ultimate Soul Live' series.
It was released in the fall 2007.
is a site I developed in order to encourage and inspire electronic
new site PlaySynthesizer.com
is finally here!! The site is a resource for all electronic keyboard
players, and it features vintage synths, keyboard legends, and more.
Check it out!!
jazz guitarist Chris Standring's
latest CD, "Bossa Blue", was released in March, 2010,
and the first single reached #1 on the radio charts!
jazz vocalist Jeff Robinson's
latest release, "Eyewitness" is now available.
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