Author name: Reynold

Odds and Ends

(Written and arranged by Reynold D. Philipsek 1995 copyright)Guitars, vocals-ReynoldDrums-JR HammondBass-Luke KramerCello-Ellen GilsonHorns-Zane SchaeferEngineer-Stymie Seamans and JR Hammond In 1995 I tried to write something akin to a “musical” called “House of Curiosities.” I wrote all of the tunes and assembled them on an album in 1995 by that name attempting to create a storyline narrative.This tune is the grand […]

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Mid-Spring Note

I have a YouTube channel which now has 34 videos. Many of these videos are quite new and present songs are not available on any album or anywhere else. During the past year alone six new song videos have been posted there. They are (Life Is Short, Spanish Steps, Morning Star, Paint Your Own World, All I’ll Say, and Windmills).

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NEWS-NEWS-NEWS: Life Is Short (stay awake)

Written and arranged by Reynold D. Philipsek 1995 and 2024 copyright Zino-Rephi Music BMI)Guitars, vocals, keyboards-ReynoldBass-Luke KramerDrums-John HammondEngineer-Stymie Seamans This song’s message is one I especially agree with as I reach a more “ripened vintage.” The fact that I would have tapped this subject around the age of forty might have been a little premature but memento mori was a

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Morning Star

(Composed, arranged and orchestrated by Reynold D. Philipsek copyright 2023 Zino-Rephi Music BMI)All instruments played by Reynold exceptBass clarinet and alto flute by Allen L. AsmusRecorded by Stymie SeamansVideo production by Rene Erickson(Recorded September 20, 2023) I try to write something everyday. This practice is sort of like a meditation. But having written (and recorded) about 250 pieces, it’s hard

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Dolce Far Niente

(Two Versions)(Composed and performed by Reynold D. Philipsek copyright 2007 Zino-Rephi Music BMI)Solo version engineered by John Hammond The title means “the sweetness of doing nothing.” I learned this admirable phrase in Italy quite a few years ago. Generally speaking, Italians (Latins in general) are people who have a healthy attitude about such things. The idea here musically was to

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Composed and arranged by Reynold D. Philipsek 2009 copyright Zino-Rephi Music BMI) Guitar-ReynoldHarmonica-Clint HooverAcoustic bass-Matt SenjemPercussion-Michael BissonnetteRecording engineer-Stymie Seamans It’s hard to believe that this album was recorded 15 years ago. This entire album was recorded live in the studio. As my original intention with this project was to combine the spontaneous feel of an early 1960’s Blue Note recording

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