Melody for Evelyn

(Composed by Reynold D. Philipsek 2009 copyright Zino-Rephi Music BMI)Guitar-ReynoldChromatic harmonica- Clint HooverBass- Matt SenjemPercussion- Michael BissonnetteRecording engineer-Stymie Seamans This is a song for my mother, Evelyn. My mother lived until the age of 92 which is a good score in the game of life if you ask me. My mother was very interested in music and it was her […]

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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 every day. This practice is sort of like a meditation. But having written (and recorded) about 250 pieces it’s

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Neon City

(Composed and performed by Reynold D. Philipsek 2020 copyright Zino-Rephi Music BMI)Recording engineer-Stymie Seamans I had envisioned an ultra slow-motion bebop tune. The shape of the progression and the slightly angular melody would be very Bop if you laid it under the appropriate drum part at 10 times the tempo and at a hard swing. Or so I thought. That’s

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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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