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new tune posted

For all you big band jazz fans, I just posted a cut I wrote for the UNT 2 oclock band ( led by Jay Saunders ) called " I 8 da Whole Thing " from their nier new double CD " Two Tows" ( available as a down load from UNT. ) These kids have put out an outstanding project and y'all outta go to the UNT site and check it out !!

Added by phil Kelly on September 14, 2012 at 7:03pm — 1 Comment

Looking towards fall: considering taking on a "Finale intern" to help with publishing work.

I don't know if any of you younger guys are interested in what I'm about to offer, but here's the situation in broad strokes:



My current editor /Finale guru , Steve Sample ( also a member here ) has begun to get very busy with his own personal projects, and has requested a furlough from helping me with my recording and publishingwork in the coming year. Since my familiarity with Finale has heretofore been almost totally with thewriting and inputting side, my knowlege of the printing… Continue

Added by phil Kelly on April 12, 2010 at 3:28pm — 8 Comments

Ray: My CD isn't even mastered yet, When it is, You can be sure I'll have mp3 samples up on my website ( as well as on the Origin Website as well )

Ray:

My CD isn't even mastered yet,

When it is, You can be sure I'll have mp3 samples up on my website ( as well as on the Origin Website as well ) Continue

Added by phil Kelly on August 26, 2009 at 1:59pm — No Comments

New Projects update: MY new Origin CD and Primo Kims new vocal CD

I'm really excited about the two projects I've managed to bring to fruition this summer: My third Big Band CD and a vocal project for Seattle singer / pianist

Primo Kim . The vocal project couldn't have been pulled off without the invaluable help of fellow composer Chris Alpier, who managed to turn three full live symphonic orchestrations into actual music with his programming skills. ( unfortunately , due to copyright restrictions, I can't post the final tracks here, but when the CD is… Continue

Added by phil Kelly on August 24, 2009 at 2:15pm — 1 Comment

how i spent my wonderful (barf ) holiday season ...

hi forum folks:



if anyone has noticed my absence from these parts lately, i just got home from two weeks in the clutches of the medical establishment after being blown over by sudden wind gust on to 50 or so acres of slanted blacktop

on the ferry dock on orcas island ( in the san juan is ) where i'd been having a nice visit with jazz trumpetist/ jazz ed guru guy willie thomas on the weekend of 12-14 ..16.



ironically, the accident occurred on my 70th b/day.. (12-16)… Continue

Added by phil Kelly on December 31, 2007 at 3:58pm — 5 Comments

Scoring Biz: Now and in the Mesozoic era - Part Deux: Spotting and Music Prep.

When I was began working in situations that required my music be in synch with the visuals many things were different -among them :



1. There were no computers with Quicktime built into the DP ( or whatever sequencing program was to come )



2. Scoring to projected film was pretty much restricted to LA , NYC, and one place in Chicago.



3. Due to the budgets we were working with, there was no provision for "music editor" ..that would be your gig ( prior to writing… Continue

Added by phil Kelly on June 10, 2007 at 5:58pm — 4 Comments

Scoring Biz: Now and in the Mesezoic era ( with live players and minimal computer help )

I would guess I am no doubt the oldest person on this list ..

Therefore, I will answer to the following names:



Eminince Grise

Dinosaur

Old Fart

( or others of your choosing )



Anyway ..since I've been doing this ( "this' being writing all kinds of music for money ) for over 40 years, I have been priveleged to watch the industry evolve in an interesting fashion over the years, both for good and evil ,depending upon your viewpoint.



When I… Continue

Added by phil Kelly on June 5, 2007 at 6:10pm — 13 Comments

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