CDs in 2015

Greg's CDs and office

Greg’s CDs and office

I worked very hard (with lots of love!) to produce and release 10 different CDs, that included solo guitar, duo, trio, up to to 10-piece in format (with horns and percusion); some featured vocals, including my own song lyrics; standards; Horace Silver tunes; and 50 of my own original compositions; and the professional reviews were (and continue to be) consistently rave, to say the least. So, when I tell folks I am now giving them away to anyone who is interested in checking them out, some of my friends and family say I’m crazy! They say the CDs contain such good music and are so valuable as a product, why don’t I sell them for a fair price instead of letting them go for nothing? I realize they’re good and valuable – I created and paid for them – in more ways than one.

"Partial" CD storage

Greg’s (partial) CDs in basement storage collecting dust

Well, the reason I have offered to give them away is really quite simple. I’d rather have anyone anywhere in the world listening to and enjoying them, than having them sealed and sitting in boxes in my basement collecting dust.

I’ve found it too hard to sell them, so I’ve given away over 300 CDs in the past year, and have many more to share with listeners. Sincere thanks and appreciation for those who did send me a check, a barter-in-kind, or just a note of thanks saying you liked them. That means the world to me! I suppose the digital revolution, schedules, and time-space limitations are some reasons why more people do not want more CDs on their hands, regardless of their artistic and production quality, but, here is another good reason for me to start my own blog and update (slowly slowly . . . ) my website: to help get the word out that you can buy my CDs directly from this website very cheaply, or, contact me by Email, Facebook, Skype, Phone, Letter (does anyone even write and post letters anymore?), to let me do whatever possible to share this jazz with your ears, hearts and minds.

 

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One Response to CDs in 2015

  1. John Nyerges says:

    The 2 CD’s you sent me are great! Very musical and a real pleasure to listen to the performances and sonically as well (I produce/mix music when not playing and composing). Some of the guitar students in my Jazz program at MCC listened to part of My World on 6 Strings when I had it on in my office and loved it. Same for the Where We find Ourselves dbl CD. It’d would be an honor to play with you some day. I’ll return the favor and send you my ’08 disc and my new one when it comes out in a few months. BTW, when you sent the request on FB I couldn’t confirm being a friend since you ‘reached your limit’.

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