Coming up next music from the self-titled debut cd from Simirillion.
A quick peek at the liner notes for this cd reveals that several musicians were involved in the recording, including flute, sax, and trumpet players. But the guitars, keyboards, and percussion, as well as the composing and recording, are the work of one man, New York native Chip Wilson.
Although as a kid he says he tinkered around on the family piano, played mostly by his mother, Wilson didn't take up music seriously until he was a teenager, influenced by the guitar masters of the 60's and 70's, Hendrix, Clapton, and Beck. Wilson kicked around in several rock bands, playing the local circuit and even writing a bit of music.
A music career never really took off. Fortunately Wilson had a degree in business and supported himself for many years by working with computers. Ironically, it was developments in computer technology that led him back to music and composing in the mid-90's.
Doodling on the keyboards and experimenting with different sounds, Wilson slowly put together the pieces that would make up his debut recording. From the first, he says, he had in mind a specific concept to combine elements of jazz, classical, folk, and pop - not as fusion - but as a form of organized free - style improvisation. You can hears some of that in his music - as well as those he cites as his influences, such as the Beatles, King Crimson, Yes, The Moody Blues, Renaissance, Love, Miles Davis, Brian Wilson, Pharoah Saunders, Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery, and Django Rheinhardt
Wilson is currently putting the finishing touches on his next recording (Of Unicorns & Jasmine ...A Lovers Tale), which this time around include several ethnic instruments to give his music a world-fusion flourish.
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3. Marigolds and Rainbows
4. I'm in Love (Cassandra's Theme)
5. Lovers Interlude
6. Like Dreamers Do
7. The Meeting
8. Gypsy Fire Dance
9. Abduction and Lament
10. Rovan's Bolero
11. Waltz of Glass Tears