Sketches


Sketches

Sketches (c) 2015 Salvatori Productions, Inc., ASCAP All Rights Reserved

Tom Salvatori (Composer, Solo Nylon String Guitar)

Sketches – by Tom Salvatori:  Let’s hear it for the underdog, for the second string, for the runner-up, and for all of the creative works in this world that wind up sliced, diced and edited out.

So therein lies the theme of this album…it’s a release of my edited cuts. The pieces featured in this collection were lovingly composed with the intent for inclusion in their respective CD releases, but, for one reason or another, just fell short of making the final cut. They went through the entire process – inspiration, development, rehearsal, recording and being loved as my own – but in the end they were set aside.

Consider this release a liberation of sorts; for the lost, lonely little pieces that are now being resurrected from their obscurity after being relegated to the Island of Misfit Toys.

I suppose I could have just left them in the attic awaiting the music scholars to discover years after my death, but in a recent rash of reminiscing, I found a soft spot in my heart for each one of these little orphans – a rediscovery of sorts for myself. I found something in each piece that I felt was interesting enough to want to share in the light of day. And yes, if you’re curious, to stay true to the process, there were still six pieces cut from this release that were sent back to the Island! They won’t see the light of day until I’m happier with the way I play them.

I hope you quietly enjoy adopting this collection – my work is and continues to be, after all, for your listening enjoyment.

-Tom Salvatori, Guitar Composer

Track listing detail:

Pieces recorded during the “Invoking the Veiled Reference” Session: Overture II-Are You Watching-Western Sunset, Afraid to Jump

Pieces recorded during the ”Whispering for Your Attention” Session: Overture III-Late at Night, Waiting in Anticipation, Dark Stairways, Major Change, Sara Bay

Pieces recorded during the “Late Night Guitar” Session: Church Round, Spanish Dance

Pieces recorded during the “When Evening Falls” Session: At the Edge, Escalation*

Pieces recorded during the “Ever Ever On” Session: Apricot Scarf, Walking Through the Door, A Perfect Tool-Stepping Up, Questions and Answers

Pieces recorded during and since^ the “A Year in the Life” Session: Bring Me Too, Pull Off Spin-Pinball Bounce, Yes That’s Interesting, Of the Ancient, Musical Chairs^

2015 (c)(p) Composed and Performed by Tom Salvatori, ASCAP

Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Tom Salvatori,
Salvatori Productions, Inc., Chicago, IL, USA

Released in A Weak Moment by Tom Salvatori

All Tracks Published 2015 (c)(p) Salvatori Productions, Inc., ASCAP

*Cello arranged and performed by John Catchings, who appears courtesy of Chapter & Verse Media, Nashville, TN

Album art features pictures of me when I was a kid, well, because my Mom said I was a cute kid 🙂

Tom Salvatori
Phone: (312) 519 6470 Fax: (312) 335 9488.
Email: tom@tomsalvatori.com


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