The Stranger By The Bay (new film music by Rob Birdwell)
The film will debut at the Majestic Theatre on February 20, 2004 - two showings: 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm. There will be wine and food too. Should be a nice time to celebrate all those who contributed their time and talents to this show. Here's a link to the content of the "official" press release from the producers.
As you may have guessed, I wrote the music for this film. Although there were over 30 different musical cues, I'm featuring two that I'm especially proud of:
Nice & Easy In Seattle - featuring the Hill Top Big Band
There Is No Getting Over You - featuring Susie Blair (vocals), Jim Guynn (saxes), Jed Irvine (drums), Linnea Birdwell (background vocals), Maja Birdwell (background vocals), Rob Birdwell (piano, bass, flugelhorn, background vocals, writer)
Long Lonely Road To Chicago (Live) - a vocal tribute to Clifford Brown, featuring Susan Peck on Piano and Vocals
Bebop For Clifford (Live) - a bebop tribute the great Clifford Brown
Big Girl (Live) - featuring Rob Birdwell on the Vocals, Jim Guynn on Tenor Sax.
Little Man (Live) - featuring Rob Birdwell on the Vocals. Jim Guynn's lovely Soprano Sax is sweet n'est pas?
The Easy One - a straight ahead jazz chart.
Soundscapes From A Haunted City - Part I - Featuring the combined Right Relation Quintet and the Valley Brass Quintet. This music was written for an edited cut of the new movie "The Stranger By The Bay" written by Andy Foster.
Works In Progress
Beautiful Moments - shorting after finishing the song, I laid down a live piano/vocal rendition. Far from perfect yet captures the basic sense of the tune.