MP3 A Little Space - A Space Of My Own
A small space presents "rhythm & jazz." Melodious intelligently scripted songs with heart. It's gaudy it's low-down it grooves, male vocals and instrumentals. On playlists with artists such as Steely Dan, Al Jarreau and Sting though uniquely original.
14 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Smooth Jazz, URBAN/R&B: Contemporary urban
A Space Of My Own Songs
The group "A small space" presents tuneful. intelligently scripted songs with heart. It's gaudy it's low-down it grooves, male vocals and instrumentals. On the same playlists with artists such as Steely Dan, Al Jarreau and Sting though uniquely original. Call it "Rhythm & Jazz".
"A collection of soulful, pop-based, jazz-influenced songs, that are best listened to at night for the full flavor." - Ben Ohmart (Music Dish)
A Space Of My Own (IR26752)
The group's second CD album is titled "A Space Of My Own". Released May 2004, it features the fabulous vocalist Regi Perry on 10 songs, adding 4 instrumental bonus songs as well.
The new CD album is a musically varied collection of 14 songs. The Vocal songs present soulful, sophisticated song oriented jazzy funk with style, including two intimate ballads and one moving Salsa groove. The vocals songs can be considered in the "pop" category as being tuneful, with strong melodies. The album's Instrumental tracks present grooving funk, cool sax by Ralph Q. Brown and high energy electric guitar and a Bass feature lullaby to close the set.
Cover Art features an original painting by Denise Elles-Slocum titled "Magical Cliff", a piece which projects the essence of A Space Of My Own.
The new album features vocalist Regi Perry on 10 songs and adds 4 bonus instrumental songs. Derek Soros added 2 Guitar tracks and Daniel Coffeng added 3 Guitar tracks, Toni Days added background vocals on five tracks. Ronnie Gutierrez added Congas on 2 tracks. Ralph Q. Brown played Tenor Sax on 7 tracks including the Sax feature "See The Sun" and Soprano Sax on 1 track. Thanks you all for your beautiful energy and perfomances.
Big Al played Basses, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, MIDI drums, MIDI horn and string arrangements, mixed it, mastered it and sent this new album on it's way.
Soulful, Pop based, Jazz-Influenced.
Very Original. Very Nice Songs.
The group A small space represents the work of bass player Alan Gruskoff (Big Al) of Pasadena CA. The CD album "A small space" was scripted, recorded and produced by Big Al who plays most of the instrumental tracks on the album. Big Al grew up in the Detroit / Ann Arbor areas of Michigan, bringing influences of jazz, Motown funk, rock and even Cuban salsa. He is currently a session bass player in the L.A. area and band leader of A small space.
Composer Alan Gruskoff is a prize winner in the Jazz category of the 2001 John Lennon Songwriting Contest for Latin / Jazz instrumental "Yes I Would".
All songs music and lyrics ©Alan Gruskoff 2004, a NARAS and ASCAP member.