Dance in the Clouds

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DANCE IN THE CLOUDS
For Dance Routines by Doug Gurwell

15 tracks of mixed styles for various dance routines.   Includes: piano, 6 string bass, flugelhorn, trumpet, organ, scat vocals, rainstick, alto sax, percussion, synth drums, synth pads & koto…

From the CD insert…. New Taste Jazz is a concept of incorporating various rhythms, harmonies, and melodic ideas from various genres, eras, different regions of the world, or completely original ideas, in order to keep the music moving forward and interesting. 

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Dance in the Clouds – Dance Routines – by Doug Gurwell

From the CD insert….  New Taste Jazz is a concept of incorporating various rhythms, harmonies, and melodic ideas from various genres, eras, different regions of the world, or completely original ideas, in order to keep the music moving forward and interesting.  Jazz has been a very innovative forum at many times in the past, so why not return to that spirit, especially if it has the effect of drawing a wider audience

Dance in the Clouds is a project that was conceived with the dance community in mind.  Hopefully they will embrace this music for use in expressive movement.  Of course, it’s just great for those who enjoy listening to good music.

Mizuho Rain is a big thanks to the enthusiastic people in and around the city of Mizuho, west Tokyo, Japan, who supported me when I performed there in the summer of 2010.  It was written there, inspired by my experiences & beauty of the area.  Domo Arigato!

Kanashimi was written to express the sadness I felt after viewing the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunami on the Tohoku Region of Japan.

CONTENTS of Dance in the Clouds

  Song Title Length Intro Meter Tempo Style  Demos 
1 Mizuho Rain 4:42 8 bar intro 2/2 moderato  Modern / Lyric Jazz

      

2 M&M Shuffle 4:35 8 bar intro 2/2 up-tempo Hip-Hop / Funk / Jazz

      

3 Dance in the Clouds 4:31 4 bar intro 4/4 ballad Modern / Contemporary

      

4 Still That Chance 4:49 8 bar intro 2/2 samba Samba / Jazz

      

5 A Journey Downstream 4:20 4 bar intro 4/4 up-tempo Hip-Hop  / Funk

      

6 In the Forest Mist 4:12 4 bar intro 4/4 up-tempo Jazz / Tap

      

7  Kanashimi (Moment of Sadness) 7:34 4 bar intro 4/4 slow ballad Contemporary / Stretch

      

8 Goin’ Easy 4:27 4 bar intro 4/4 moderato Jazz (smooth Jazz) / Tap

      

 9 Talk Sweetly (to me) 4:04 8 bar intro 2/2 moderato Lyrical Jazz / Funk

      

10 Say It Ain’t So 4:21 4 bar intro 4/4 moderato Jazz-Funk

 

      

11 And the Winner Is… 6:07 8 bar intro 4/4 up-beat Shuffle / Rock

      

12 Someone Like Her 4:13 4 bar intro 4/4 up-beat Jazz-Funk / Tap

      

13 Wait til Tomorrow 4:22 4 bar intro 4/4 moderato Jazz-Funk / Jazz / Lyric Jazz

      

14 Where the River Runs 4:21 8 bar intro 4/4 allegro moderato Funky-Rock / Contemporary

      

15 Something to Say 4:00 4 bar intro 4/4 Caribbean beat Funky Jazz / Modern

      

DANCE IN THE CLOUDS – by Doug Gurwell

Music by Doug Gurwell:
Dance in the Clouds – for Dance Routines
Daydreamin
Inner Rhythms  – Dance Routines 2

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Weight .2 lbs