Price Tag
2016
I know, this one got played to death when it first came out in 2011 - but rightly so. It was an anthem that Summer. It's long overdue for revisiting those happy memories,
One Man Band (album)
2016
An album of original tunes released Sept 2016. The concept is going back to my jazz/funk roots of a 4 peice band playing dance tunes that would go down well live. I play all instruments, arrange, and produce the track.

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Never Here
2016
An original composition inspired by the Ronnie Laws' track 'Always There' - hence the title!. I play all instruments, arrange, produce the track. From the Back To Basics album.
Goin' Home
2016
An original composition that boogies along. This has loads of strings and horns you my recognise are inspired by Earth, Wind and Fire. I play all instruments, arrange, produce the track. From the Back To Basics album.
Eddie's Groove
2016
An original composition that boogies along. It was inspired by Eddie Harris' 'Compared To What' jazz standard. The drum track is straght off of my version of Birdland. I play all instruments, arrange, produce the track. From the Back To Basics album.
Cold Duck Time
2016
By Eddie Harris this Jazz Standard is a real foot tapper. I play all instruments, arrange, produce the track. From the Back To Basics album.
Bossa Nuevo
2016
An original composition that boogies along with a Latin beat. I play all instruments, arrange, produce the track. From the Back To Basics album.
Blue Samba
2016
An original composition that boogies along with a Latin beat. I play all instruments, arrange, produce the track. From the Back To Basics album.
Out Of Sight
2016
An original composition that boogies along. I play all instruments, arrange, produce the track. From the Back To Basics album.
Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis Collaboration ALBUM
2016
the complete album; If 6 were 9, Foxy Ladies, Voodoo Chiled, In a Silent Way, Purple Hazed, Tutus, Hey Joe, Castle Made of Sand, Big time, So What?, Little Wings, Fires, Third Stoned from the Sun, Right Off

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Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis Collaboration # Third Stone from the Sun
2016
What if Jimi and Miles had collaborated in the 80's in the style of Jimi's "3rd Stone from the Sun" track? Marcus Miller would be the producer and playing double bass (he did a version on his Jaco album). I play or sequence all instruments on this pastiche in the style of 3rd Stone.
Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis Collaboration # Big Time
2016
What if Jimi and Miles Davis had collaborated in the 80's? It would sound modern for sure. Marcus Miller would be producer and playing bass. I play or sequence all instruments on this pastiche in the style of Big Time. The actual Miles classic track 'Big Time' is on the 1989 Amandla album. My Big Time groove has some orchestral hits like on another Marcus/Miles track Tutu (the title track of Miles' Tutu album).
Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis Collaboration # Fire
2016
What if Jimi and Miles Davis played with Fire? Sparks would fly! I play or sequence all instruments on this pastiche in the style of Fire. Fire was one of Hendrix's most popular songs, he frequently played it in concert. It was written by Jimi Hendrix and first recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience in early 1967.
Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis Collaboration # Little Wing
2016
Suppose Miles Davis brought his distinctive muted trumpet to one of Jimi Hendrix's most lyrical tracks? I play or sequence all instruments on this pastiche in the style of Little Wing. This original track is one of every guitar players' favourite Hendrix tracks. Little Wing is the classic example of Hendrix's rhythm guitar playing, a skill he was totally underrated for, but only because his lead guitar playing was so outstanding. Rhythm guitar playing by definition belongs to the backing section, Jimi understood that from his days backing the likes of Tina Turner, James Brown, and the Isley Bros. earlier in his career.
Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis Collaboration # So What?
2016
What if Jimi Hendrix played a groove like So What? In the 80's it would be more modern, tighter, and with a synth bass line! It might even be smooth jazz. Why not? Some Little Wing style rhythm guitar would fit perfectly. I play or sequence all instruments on this pastiche in the style of So What
Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis Collaboration #9 Castles Made of Sand
2016
Had Jimi and Miles did a track in the style of Castles Made of Sand, one of Hendrix's most beautiful, they would have captured its wistful qualities for sure. The track relies on Jimi's own distinctive brand of rhythm guitar playing that was both lyrical and melodic. Miles' horn would certainly have complimented that. I play or sequence all instruments on this pastiche in the style of Castles Made of Sand.
Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis Collaboration #8 Hey Joe
2016
The classic Jimi groove revisited with a Miles solo at the end. I play or sequence all instruments on this pastiche in the style of Hey Joe.
Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis Collaboration #7 Tutu
2016
If only Jimi had played on the Miles Davis 1986 album Tutu along with Marcus Miller. How brilliant that would be! Miles won a Grammy for his performance, Marcus Miller wrote and produced, it was as near perfect as an album can be. The only conceivable improvement would have been the addition of Jimi's energy! Ahhh. If only... I play or sequence all instruments on this pastiche in the style of Tutu
Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis Collaboration #6 Purple Haze
2016
If Jimi and Miles had done a track in the style of Purple Haze in the 80's, they would have embraced synthesisers and funk. By then Jimi would probably be bored playing that iconic guitar riff motif at every gig, so I let the synth voice do a riff like it. People don't give Jimi credit for his fine rhythm guitar. It was a huge part of his 'game', in its own way as iconic as Nile Rodgers. I think Jimi would have played funk rhythm guitar on this, so I do!
Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis Collaboration #5 In a Silent Way
2016
What if... Miles and Jimi collaborated on the classic Miles track "In a Silent Way"? Jimi could carry a tune, as proven by his rendition of "Star Spangled Banner". The melody to "In a Silent Way" is a lot tougher than that, mainly because it is really slow and stops/starts throughout. However, I have no doubt Jimi would excel on it. I speculate their version would not be a million miles away from this. This track known as "In a Silent Way" was off the Miles Davis album of that name and is actually called "It's about Time". It was written by Joe Zawinul (later of Weather Report). I play or sequence all instruments on this pastiche in the style of In a Silent Way.
Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis Collaboration #4 Voodoo Chile
2016
What if... Miles and Jimi run the voodoo down on a groove similar to Jimi's classic Voodoo Child in the 1980's? Miles did a track called "Miles runs the Voodoo down" on Bitches Brew (1970). It was limited by recording keyboard technology. I conceive a groove that morphs into an authentic late 1970's Jazz/Rock/Funk/Fusion piece using technology Miles and Jimi never had! I play or sequence all instruments except bass (where I am nobly assisted by Steve Shone). Steve's brief was to throw in some Marcus Miller and Jaco Pastorius in, which he did with his usual expertise.
The Girl Is Mine
2016
MJ had so many great power ballads and this is one of them. It was recorded by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney, written by Jackson and produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones. It was released as the first single off Jackson's sixth solo album, Thriller (1982).
I Heard it Through the Grapevine
2016
Classic Marvin! It has been covered by so many artistes over the years; now by me! It was written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong for Motown Records in 1966.
Funk in da House
2016
An original track. This one is the result of jamming along on bass.