My album Summer’s Gone is now available for listening on my You Tube channel.
Here’s a link to the channel:
I hope you enjoy the music!
I have received great news: the CDs of my new instrumental “Cosmic Dust” have been completed ahead of schedule. They have been shipped to me and to CD Baby, the main company that sells my music. Here’s what the CD cover looks like. I think it’s pretty cool to play guitar in outer space!
I am very pleased to announce that my latest instrumental has been released on You Tube. It’s entitled “Cosmic Dust.” Roger Gutierrez played bass, and Thomas Pinson played the drums. Thomas also created the video that accompanies the music. The music was produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Michael Cornett at the Cornett Ranch, Ellijay, Georgia. I wrote the music and played guitars and keyboards.
The CD will be released within the next few weeks. It will be available at CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, and other places on the internet. The music will also be available for streaming on Spotify. I’ll have more details soon.
I’m also happy to announce that I now have a You Tube Channel. In addition to “Cosmic Dust,” my other recent music video “Endless War” is also posted on the site. I expect to have a lot more of my music on my channel very soon!
Here’s a link to the You Tube channel:
I’m happy to announce that my new single, “Endless War,” has been released. It’s available in CD format and for download from CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jimrichter2
Additionally, I have released a music video to go with the release of the song. It can be viewed at the following site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP8eviFfELQ
Many thanks to my Producer, Michael Cornett, as well as to the musicians (Roger Gutierrez and RJ Pasternak) who played on the song. Thanks also to Tracy Thomas for her help with harmony vocals. Special thanks go to Thomas Pinson, the extremely talented young man who directed the video.
Just thought I’d post a brief note to let you know that you can now listen to my music on Spotify. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Spotify, it’s an internet streaming company. Although Spotify has a paid subscription feature, the basic level of service is FREE! That means that all of my music is available for free streaming. Just download the app to your cell phone or computer, and you’ll be off and running!
All the best,
4/16/16: I’m happy to be able to let you know that I have a new “single” coming out on CD. It will be available on Amazon, CD Baby, and other internet music sites. I expect that it will be released in about two weeks, and I will post more details soon.
The song is entitled “Endless War,” and it expresses my wish that this world could be at peace instead of involved in seemingly endless conflicts. Roger Gutierrez and R J Pasternak, two of the great musicians who played on my album Summer’s Gone, also played on this song. Tracy Thomas, a wonderful singer, sang backup harmony vocals. I think that the song is one of my best efforts yet.
Here’s the cover of the CD. John Crawford, of Photocentric Studios, did a fabulous job as usual.
Last but not least, my Producer, Michael Cornett, has my profound gratitude for making me sound better than I could ever have done on my own! It really does take a TEAM to create recorded music for release to the public.
Part 2 of the interview with WJUL Radio – Thanks to the Crew at WJUL!
Check out this interview I did with the fine folks on the WJUL “Unsigned Artist Showcase”
Jim had his first piano lesson in January, 1960 and studied classical piano with a number of teachers, including Mildred Victor, a pupil of Artur Schnabel. He also took piano lessons in the Prep Department at the Eastman School of Music, in Rochester New York and continued piano studies until about a year or so after graduating from college.
When I first heard the Beatles and the Stones I decided I needed to play electric guitar. In early 1966, I got a Silvertone electric guitar and a Silvertone amp. Bought a chord book and taught myself how to play by listening to my favorite records endlessly. Drove my parents crazy!
In 1969, I played guitar with Son House, the famous blues guitarist. He was living in Rochester, NY, at the time. Son House wanted me and my band mates to accompany him to Chicago to play the blues. My parents put a stop to that plan immediately!
From 1970-1974. I was a member of Cradle, an originals band in New England. We wrote some good songs, but we never got the big break we hoped for, so we went our separate ways. I decided to become an attorney, and I practiced law for a long time.
I never stopped making music. I played in numerous bands over the years, and I continued to play classical music on the piano. In 2013, I decided to focus on music again on a full time basis, and my album, Summer’s Gone, is the result.