Up Town

(Composed by Reynold D. Philipsek 2016 copyright Zino-Rephi Music)Guitars-ReynoldPiano-Gregg InhoferBass-Matt SenjemPercussion-Michael BissonnetteTracking engineer-Stymie SeamansMix engineer-Adam TuckerMasterering-Greg ReiersonProducer-Rene Erickson This song and recording served as the centerpiece for the documentary “A Life Well Played,” which can be viewed in its 30-minute entirety on the homepage of reynold.com. Long-time friends like Gregg, Matt, and Michael make this recording have special significance for […]

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Astoria (vocal version)

(Composed and arranged by Reynold D. Philipsek’s 2020 copyright Zino-Rephi Music BMI)Guitars, vocal- ReynoldHarmonica-Clint HooverBass- Jeff BrueskePercussion-Michael BissonnetteRecorded by Stymie Seamans There are several recorded versions of this song. The other versions are instrumental only. It was at the suggestion of a radio promoter that I added a lyric and vocal. The lyric is a little ethereal and shows a

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20th Century Good-bye

(Composed and arranged by Reynold D. Philipsek copyright 1997 Zino-Rephi Music BMI) Piano, vocals, guitar-ReynoldCello-Dianne TremaineFlute-Kristi KuhnsClarinet-Kevin StuevensPercussion-Gomez de RiquetViolin-Carolyn BoulayOboe- Marilee KlempHarp- Sunita StaneslowTrombone, cornet and euphonium-Zane SchaeferEngineer-Brandon Lenz In the late 1990’s I came up with this song idea and went to great lengths to record this song by bringing in many instrumentalists to play their part. Each

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Silesian Mist

(Composed and arranged by Reynold D. Philipsek copyright 2010 Zino-Rephi Music BMI) Guitars and mandolin-ReynoldPercussion-Michael BissonnetteAcoustic bass-Matt SenjemRecorded by Stymie Seamans This may be hard to believe but this song is (year after year) the second most downloaded tune of mine after “Butterfly” (followed by “Beatnik Pie” and “Sans Souci”). There are four recorded versions out there: this one, a

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Spanish Steps

(Composed and arranged by Reynold D. Philipsek 2023 copyright Zino-Rephi Music BMI)All instruments by Reynold exceptdrums and percussion by Jay EpsteinRecorded by Stymie Seamans In early October, 2023 the harmonic progression for this piece just sort of “arrived.” This is always a good sign. The matching melody came about quickly thereafter. I was thinking of the “Spanish Steps” in Rome

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Chrysanthemum

(Composed and arranged by Reynold D. Philipsek copyright 2017 Zino-Rephi Music BMI)Guitars-ReynoldKeys-Gregg InhoferRecorded by Stymie Seamans This is one of my favorite pieces and recordings. The harmony was intended to “open up” like a flower ergo the title. It is also a sort of exercise in minimalism which I like very much. It’s probably not readily apparent but the harmony

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