Bay Area jazz favorite Vince Guaraldi is among the composers represented on a new fund-raising CD, “The Marin Project.”
The disc features original performances of works by Guaraldi, Roger Eno, Booker Jones of Booker T. and the MG’s and classical composers Mozart and Satie. Proceeds benefit Homeward Bound of Marin, the primary provider of shelter and services for Marin County’s homeless families and individuals.
A CD release concert is set for January 18 at the Marin Showcase Theater. Performers include Susan Gundunas, who has sung with both the San Francisco Bay and Monterey operas; jazz-soul bassist Ryan Lukas; and pianist Ed Goldfarb, whose credits include performing with the San Francisco Symphony and the New York Philharmonic.
Here is what co-producer John Liviakis has written about the “Marin Project’s” music.
“The Marin Project” CD is an original music production of selected works spanning four decades and a variety of genres. From vintage ‘60s R&B and jazz to opera classics, each piece was chosen for its exceptional composition and artistry. The producers took great care to preserve classic songs using state-of-the-art production techniques, skilled musicianship and sonic sensitivity to the original versions. “The Marin Project” offers a fresh take on these often-missed musical gems while providing listeners with original pieces that are true to their respective decade and genre.
"Winter Music" – Roger Eno
"Field of Gold" – Roger Eno
"The Wonderful Year" – Roger Eno
"Sull’ Aria" – Mozart
"Star Song" – Vince Guaraldi
"Cast Your Fate to the Wind" – Vince Guaraldi
"La Diva De L’Empire" – Erik Satie
"Pa, Pa, Pa (The Magic Flute)" – Mozart
"My Sweet Potato" – Booker T. Jones
"Time is Tight" – Booker T. Jones
"Winter music (solo piano reprise)" – Roger Eno
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