I am reminded of a very famous line by Clint
Eastwood in one of the Dirty Harry movies (I believe it is in "Magnum Force"
just as he is
about to blow Hal Holbrook to smithereens) where he utters:
"A man has got to know his limitations."
What does that have to do with "The Original Music of Garry Faegenburg"?
Well, for me, quite possibly the hardest
decision I have EVER made was to not pursue my dream of spending my life as a
Electric Bassist. Even though I did work for about 5 years (if you
could call it work!).
First off, I was NOT a real musician. I couldn't sight read. Second,
I didn't know music theory and how to draw upon it for soloing
which is so
important in Jazz music. Each time I listen back on this handful of tunes
that I wrote back in the late 1970's, it is quite
evident to me that they simply
can't compete in the Fusion Jazz arena. When you have artists like Chick Corea, Dave Weckl,
Jaco Pastorius, etc., that is a pretty tough crowd to go up
against even if you are a complete musician.
So having to make the decision to become an ordinary man of the corporate
business workforce was a huge heartbreak. I still feel
today if I had
applied myself to music in the same way that I have applied myself throughout my
career in computers, well who knows
what might have happened.
But even with all of that going on in my head, it does NOT make me any less
proud of these few tunes that Ron Reinhardt and I put
together back in those
days in 1978. Ron has gone on to be a very successful keyboardist in the
Smooth Jazz arena and is a REAL musician
who I am proud to call a friend of
And so I present to you, the ONLY recordings of these songs that were ever done.
The band consisted of:
Faegenburg - Electric Bass & Guitar (Allegro Moderato) & Keyboards (Intro:
Summer in Peking)
Reinhardt - Keyboards
Reinhardt - Drums
Reinhardt Sr. - Saxaphone
Untitled- Simply known as: "Garry's
Simply known as: "Ron's Tune (1)"
I Guess I Should Have Known
Simply known as: "Ron's Tune (2)"
Intro: Summer in Peking
Untitled - Simply known as: "Garry's Tune - Director's Cut"
Portrait of Tracy (written by Jaco Pastorius)
Amerika (written by Jaco Pastorius)
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