Check Out My New Album
"What Was Can Still Be"

Behind the Album

As I said in the "About Tony SingingEagle" section, it is really important to me, as an artist, for others to hear my music. Not in a concert venue with live performances (been there, done that and let me tell you, conducting a big orchestra in front of a large audience is truly thrilling). No, rather, people finding my music online, listening to it (hopefully being moved by it on a personal level) and, perhaps, downloading it digitally because it had such a positive impact. To me that makes all those months of mixing, remixing, and re-remixing worth it!

Each piece on this, my first album, has a very specific meaning to me; you can read about them individually via the links to the liner notes at the bottom of this page. Much information is contained there, including meanings of titles, the back-story behind each song, score instrumentation listings, etc. However, what was my intention behind releasing this particular album at this particular time?

As you will notice from listening to my music, the style is mostly Jazz, whether Big Band, Orchestral, Swing, Latin, or Funk–styles which are not mainstream by today's standards for certain. Yet, there is a substantially large audience out there who loves this type of music and is constantly searching for new artists. I was like that when I was at university; in fact, it was the way we all learned our craft. Several of us up and coming jazz players would hear, for example, the latest Chick Corea LP, and then pile in the car and drive 200 miles to hear him on tour. Meeting the band and hanging out with them after the gig was just one of the perks of learning that type of music. Usually, they were just as interested in us as students as we were in them as seasoned performers. I had the pleasure of hanging out with Chick and his guys three different times. Those were the days.

I also felt the desire–or perhaps the need–to put this music out at this time to remind others (both musicians and audience) that music is not simply a collection of loops and auto-tuned vocals. Not that it is bad but does seem quite often not to take advantage of the enormous spectrum of textures, colors, and thematic development one can explore as a creator. And since I very rarely hear music written for large bands and orchestras these days, I felt it was high time it was brought back. This is the New Roaring Twenties, is it not? Time to roar again!

If you read my bio on the About page, you know that this entire project was one of defragmentation through regeneration, of me finally embracing both sides of myself. So the title definitely has two meaning: What Was (my creative process being an active part of my life again, as well as a style of writing music that has not been very mainstream for quite some time) Can Still Be.

But to be honest, what I think about my own music means very little. It is what you, the listener, thinks and feels about it. And I truly hope that, at the very least, you like and enjoy it. And if it should happen to have any additional positive effect on you, even better.


Dedication

This album is dedicated to my teacher,
my mentor, and my friend,
Rayburn Wright (1922–1990).
I never told you how much I appreciated
everything you taught me,
how very much I respected you,
and how I looked on you as an uncle.
Now I have.
This one's for you, Ray.

 


Album Credits

All Music Composed and Arranged
by Tony SingingEagle, ASCAP
Copyright © 2022 Aspen Danse Music, ASCAP.
All rights reserved.
Tones for Joan's Bones
Composed by Chick Corea
Arranged by Tony SingingEagle.
Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group.
All rights reserved. Used with permission.
Regeneration 2020
Thematic material used as the ending
(from "Regeneration – Concerto For Jazz Quartet,
Rock Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra")
Composed by Rayburn Wright, ASCAP.
Arranged by Tony SingingEagle. Used with permission.


Recorded between
September, 2020 – February, 2022
Sacramento, California

Tony SingingEagle - Rhodes Electric Piano,
Yamaha Electric Grand, Electric Bass, Percussion,
Virtual Orchestral Instruments

John Pierce - Guitar
(Zacapa, Yesterday’s Tomorrows, Rainbow Skies)

Rhonda Gough - Vocal (Rainbow Skies)

Liner Notes

Click on the links below
to see information for each track.

Wannabe
Full Circle – 50 Years On
Zacapa
Tones For Joan's Bones
Yesterday's Tomorrows
Rainbow Skies
Mountain Nights
Regeneration 2020

Copyright © 2022 Tony SingingEagle. All rights reserved.

Check Out My New Album
"What Was Can Still Be"

Behind the Album

As I said in the "About Tony SingingEagle" section, it is really important to me, as an artist, for others to hear my music. Not in a concert venue with live performances (been there, done that and let me tell you, conducting a big orchestra in front of a large audience is truly thrilling). No, rather, people finding my music online, listening to it (hopefully being moved by it on a personal level) and, perhaps, downloading it digitally because it had such a positive impact. To me that makes all those months of mixing, remixing, and re-remixing worth it!

Each piece on this, my first album, has a very specific meaning to me; you can read about them individually via the links to the liner notes at the bottom of this page. Much information is contained there, including meanings of titles, the back-story behind each song, score instrumentation listings, etc. However, what was my intention behind releasing this particular album at this particular time?

As you will notice from listening to my music, the style is mostly Jazz, whether Big Band, Orchestral, Swing, Latin, or Funk–styles which are not mainstream by today's standards for certain. Yet, there is a substantially large audience out there who loves this type of music and is constantly searching for new artists. I was like that when I was at university; in fact, it was the way we all learned our craft. Several of us up and coming jazz players would hear, for example, the latest Chick Corea LP, and then pile in the car and drive 200 miles to hear him on tour. Meeting the band and hanging out with them after the gig was just one of the perks of learning that type of music. Usually, they were just as interested in us as students as we were in them as seasoned performers. I had the pleasure of hanging out with Chick and his guys three different times. Those were the days.

I also felt the desire–or perhaps the need–to put this music out at this time to remind others (both musicians and audience) that music is not simply a collection of loops and auto-tuned vocals. Not that it is bad but does seem quite often not to take advantage of the enormous spectrum of textures, colors, and thematic development one can explore as a creator. And since I very rarely hear music written for large bands and orchestras these days, I felt it was high time it was brought back. This is the New Roaring Twenties, is it not? Time to roar again!

If you read my bio on the About page, you know that this entire project was one of defragmentation through regeneration, of me finally embracing both sides of myself. So the title definitely has two meaning: What Was (my creative process being an active part of my life again, as well as a style of writing music that has not been very mainstream for quite some time) Can Still Be.

But to be honest, what I think about my own music means very little. It is what you, the listener, thinks and feels about it. And I truly hope that, at the very least, you like and enjoy it. And if it should happen to have any additional positive effect on you, even better.


Dedication

This album is dedicated to my teacher, my mentor, and my friend,
Rayburn Wright (1922–1990).
I never told you how much I appreciated everything you taught me,
how very much I respected you,
and how I looked on you as an uncle. Now I have.
This one's for you, Ray.

 


Album Credits

All Music Composed and Arranged
by Tony SingingEagle, ASCAP
Copyright © 2022 Aspen Danse Music, ASCAP. All rights reserved.

Tones for Joan's Bones
Composed by Chick Corea | Arranged by Tony SingingEagle.
Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group.
All rights reserved. Used with permission.
Regeneration 2020
Thematic material used as the ending
(from "Regeneration – Concerto For Jazz Quartet,
Rock Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra")
Composed by Rayburn Wright, ASCAP.
Arranged by Tony SingingEagle. Used with permission.

 


Recorded between September, 2020 – February, 2022
Sacramento, California

Tony SingingEagle - Rhodes Electric Piano, Yamaha Electric Grand,
Electric Bass, Percussion, Virtual Orchestral Instruments
John Pierce - Guitar (Zacapa, Yesterday’s Tomorrows, Rainbow Skies)
Rhonda Gough - Vocal (Rainbow Skies)

Liner Notes

Click on the links below to see information for each track.

Wannabe
Full Circle – 50 Years On
Zacapa
Tones For Joan's Bones
Yesterday's Tomorrows
Rainbow Skies
Mountain Nights
Regeneration 2020

Copyright © 2022 Tony SingingEagle. All rights reserved.

Check Out My New Album
"What Was Can Still Be"

 

Behind the Album

As I said in the "About Tony SingingEagle" section, it is really important to me, as an artist, for others to hear my music. Not in a concert venue with live performances (been there, done that and let me tell you, conducting a big orchestra in front of a large audience is truly thrilling). No, rather, people finding my music online, listening to it (hopefully being moved by it on a personal level) and, perhaps, downloading it digitally because it had such a positive impact. To me that makes all those months of mixing, remixing, and re-remixing worth it!

Each piece on this, my first album, has a very specific meaning to me; you can read about them individually via the links to the liner notes at the bottom of this page. Much information is contained there, including meanings of titles, the back-story behind each song, score instrumentation listings, etc. However, what was my intention behind releasing this particular album at this particular time?

As you will notice from listening to my music, the style is mostly Jazz, whether Big Band, Orchestral, Swing, Latin, or Funk–styles which are not mainstream by today's standards for certain. Yet, there is a substantially large audience out there who loves this type of music and is constantly searching for new artists. I was like that when I was at university; in fact, it was the way we all learned our craft. Several of us up and coming jazz players would hear, for example, the latest Chick Corea LP, and then pile in the car and drive 200 miles to hear him on tour. Meeting the band and hanging out with them after the gig was just one of the perks of learning that type of music. Usually, they were just as interested in us as students as we were in them as seasoned performers. I had the pleasure of hanging out with Chick and his guys three different times. Those were the days.

I also felt the desire–or perhaps the need–to put this music out at this time to remind others (both musicians and audience) that music is not simply a collection of loops and auto-tuned vocals. Not that it is bad but does seem quite often not to take advantage of the enormous spectrum of textures, colors, and thematic development one can explore as a creator. And since I very rarely hear music written for large bands and orchestras these days, I felt it was high time it was brought back. This is the New Roaring Twenties, is it not? Time to roar again!

If you read my bio on the About page, you know that this entire project was one of defragmentation through regeneration, of me finally embracing both sides of myself. So the title definitely has two meaning: What Was (my creative process being an active part of my life again, as well as a style of writing music that has not been very mainstream for quite some time) Can Still Be.

But to be honest, what I think about my own music means very little. It is what you, the listener, thinks and feels about it. And I truly hope that, at the very least, you like and enjoy it. And if it should happen to have any additional positive effect on you, even better.

 


Dedication

This album is dedicated to my teacher, my mentor, and my friend, Rayburn Wright (1922–1990).
I never told you how much I appreciated everything you taught me, how very much I respected you,
and how I looked on you as an uncle. Now I have.
This one's for you, Ray.

 


Album Credits

All Music Composed and Arranged by Tony SingingEagle, ASCAP
Copyright © 2022 Aspen Danse Music, ASCAP. All rights reserved.

Tones for Joan's Bones
Composed by Chick Corea | Arranged by Tony SingingEagle.
Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
Regeneration 2020
Thematic material used as the ending
(from "Regeneration – Concerto For Jazz Quartet, Rock Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra")
Composed by Rayburn Wright, ASCAP. | Arranged by Tony SingingEagle. Used with permission.

 



Recorded between September, 2020 – February, 2022
Sacramento, California

Tony SingingEagle - Rhodes Electric Piano, Yamaha Electric Grand, Electric Bass, Percussion, Virtual Orchestral Instruments
John Pierce - Guitar (Zacapa, Yesterday’s Tomorrows, Rainbow Skies)
Rhonda L Thomas - Vocal (Rainbow Skies)


Liner Notes

Click on the links below to see information for each track.

Wannabe | Full Circle – 50 Years On | Zacapa | Tones For Joan's Bones

Yesterday's Tomorrows | Rainbow Skies | Mountain Nights | Regeneration 2020

Copyright © 2022 Tony SingingEagle. All rights reserved.