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Jazz Band - they're Way cool!
This solo CD release by Rob Birdwell features 10 outstanding original songs showcasing some of his finest work.
Rob Birdwell: lead and backing vocals, piano & synths, trumpet, flugelhorn, cornet, tenor sax, trombone, bass, drums, melodica, percussion
Creighton Lindsay plays guitar on Swimming Upstream
Nick Rivard plays guitar on Nobody’s Business
Dave Storrs plays drums and percussion on Them Bones
Dave Leslie plays piano on Beautiful Moments
Price: $9.99 (USD)
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The Past Is Present
Popular and ancient wisdom reminds us not to dwell on the past. But sometimes it's necessary to look back to see how far we've come - and of course to humbly realize how far we've yet to go!
The title of this collection - "The Past Is Present" - comes from a line in the tune "All This Stuff" which basically tells one of the rare "true" tales of my conundrum with going through past letters, photos, songs, memories, and other life accumulations, while simultaneously living in the here and now with some semblance of looking to the future.
The cover photo depicts me offering a dandelion - my favorite flower! To me they're reminders of beauty, strength, resilience, and creativity. (When's the last time you saw a rose bush sprouting up in your driveway?)
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Letters to Myself
A collection of all original songs with words and music by Rob
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A New Day
A symphonic work written for combined full orchestra and a big band. With a playing time of about 15 minutes, A New Day explores many styles, themes, and moods - tips of the hat to cinematic music with modern jazz musings, world percussion jams, swing, chaos, a sax featurette, vibraphone solos and doublings, featured tenor sax and electric bass solos, along with numerous smaller solos and features for winds, strings, brass and even some vocal doublings.
A folk tune scored for Clarinet, Soprano Sax, Trumpet, Bass
Clarinet, Drums, Piano/Guitar, and Bass. Inspired by the band
Väsen from Sweden, the piece flows in a fast 12/8 with some
occasional odd meters. It eventually transcends the folk and
ventures into some funky territory to feature the guitarist and
then into a short horn featurette.
Written especially for my own Early Bird Jazz Band group, this tune will be a favorite of your group too!
The tune has a catchy Ska feel which bridges the rock and jazz feels very nicely.
Scored for 3 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Full Sax Section, Full Rhythm Section, with optional Clarinet and Flute doubles.
Real Trumpet - Volume 1
Audio loop library featuring over 500 ACIDized loops, riffs, and one-shots. Ships on a single CD. Features a multitude of muted and Flugelhorn licks as well. You won't find a more soulful collection of Trumpet and Flugelhorn sounds.
Licks on Demand
Custom audio licks, loops, and one-shots for your songs or productions. Featuring the horn work of Rob Birdwell on trumpet, flugelhorn, AKAI EWI, and/or sax.
A song written for you or someone special! Contact me with the details of the song and/or what you have in mind. If it seems like it's something that I can do (and it almost always is!) pre-pay me the $50 studio and materials fee and then I will write a simple song for your occasion.
Horn for Hire
If you have a project that needs horns, consider my Horn for Hire services. With your MP3 guide track, I can lay down horn lines that will make your tunes come alive.
Price: $25 per hour