This album is a tour de force for jazz pianist Barney McClure accomplished over a span of several years when his whirwind life permitted. Accompanied by "bassist of choice" and friend Chuck Deardorf, this is a compilation of some of Barney's finest compositions along with choice selections from his favorite musical friends.
Barney's comments on the title track really say it all: "My compositions reflect input from many sources. From saxophonist Denney Goodhew, I have tried to leap off the edge and soar magically and gracefully as he does naturally. Vocalist Jan Stentz shows me there are no limits to melodic logic and introspection. Sandy Bradley and the Small Wonder Big Band remind me that music can be pure and fun, and Marley's Ghost showed me how to create beauty with an open mind.Truly a gem of a recording that is at once simple and complex, provocative and imperturbable, inspired and inspiring.
Piano, Hammond B3 - Barney McClure Bass - Chuck Deardorf Drums - Mike Buono Trumpet, Fluge Horn, Soprano/Tenor Sax - Jay Thomas Latin Precussion - Ernesto Pediangco
~Here's that rainy day
~The Masquerade is over
~Not a day goes by
~Everybody seems to know I love you
~Over the rainbow
Experience the versatility that has made this pianist a Northwest treasure. Original compositions range from ballads like the title track, to the funky "Big Alice." Classics like "Sweet Emma," "Show Me," and "Over the Rainbow" are redefined through the talents of McClure, Jay Thomas, Chuck Deardorf and Mike Buono. Add the percussion work of Ernesto Pediangco on the Latin flavored "Summertime" and "Besame Inga," and the album takes on an entirely new dimension. Not a Day Goes By also features a song from Steve Allen, "Everybody Seems to Know I Love You."
Hammond B3 - Barney McClure Guitar - Mike Denny Drums - Kevin Congleton Congas - Freddy Anthonys
~Who am I
~Opus de Riff
~Break of Day
~Blues in da Groove
~Besame en la Sombra
With occasional side trips into local and state politics, pianist/organist Barney McClure always maintained a powerful musical career performing with some of jazz's most distinguished artists. Probably better known as a pianist, McClure's Hammond B-3 work has been his secret weapon where he's been a favorite of guitarists like Herb Ellis, Howard Roberts, Joe Pass, Emily Remler and Cal Collins. Now, McClure teams with the dynamic, Oregon-based guitarist Mike Denny where they explore originals they developed over the last year of working together. Joined by drummer Kevin Congleton, the group takes a tasty B-3 trio musical journey.