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Silesian Mist

“Silesian Mist” (Composed by Reynold D. Philipsek 2018 copyright) Guitar and mandolin – reynold, Acoustic bass – Matt Senjem, Percussion- Michael Bissonnette My family’s roots are in Eastern Europe. My paternal origins are in Opole (Poland) in Upper Silesia. I tried to honor this heritage with this piece of music. The main theme is in 11/4 and serves as a […]

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Etude in E Major

“Etude in E Major”(composed and performed by Reynold D. Philipsek 2012 copyright) Vladimir Horowitz once said that it is not always the finger-twisting fireworks pieces that wow an audience that are difficult to perform and control but often it is the more concentrated things like a “Mozart Adagio.” I have heard similar anecdotes from other virtuoso performers. A few years

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Night and Day

This video is of Patty Peterson and me playing the Cole Porter song live in the KBEM studio. Kevin O’Connor of KBEM recorded on his phone. I have played with Patty’s brother Billy and her family, in general, is the a Twin Cities royal family of Jazz. link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGCZNRAB5KY

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Amber Dawn

“Amber Dawn”Composed by Reynold D. Philipsek copyright (all rights reserved) guitars, bass-reynolddrums-J.R. Hammond This is an unusual tune for me. I don’t know how you would classify it. For one thing I use effects on the guitar which is rare for me. The reason I sort of rediscovered this one is because my niece told me it is her favorite

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Sasha and Dinu

“Sasha and Dinu”composed and performed by Reynold D. Philipsek 2013 copyrightZino-Rephi Music (BMI) C Sharp Minor is a key that always puts me in mind and feeling of Slavic melancholy. Slavic melancholy is a  condition that permeates a lot of music by musicians of that particular origin with myself included. This “melancholy” is not all sad because a certain nobility

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Matka

“Matka”composed by Reynold D. Philipsek 2018 copyright Zino-Rephi Music (BMI)guitars-reynoldaccordion-Denny Malmberg Both of my parents passed on in the past few years. Suddenly I realized I had neglected to appreciate my heritage. My paternal ancestry came from Upper Silesia and more specifically a city in Poland called Opole. Quite rightly they settled on homesteads with other immigrants in Central Minnesota

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