CD Liner Notes
|Selections from 'Noises In
My Head' Liner Notes
|Tunes, Musicians, Assorted
||1 Do Ya
recorded march 18, 2001 )
2 Time to Breathe
recorded march 21, 1999 )
recorded July 23, 2001 )
4 The Arrival 5:39
( recorded July 22,
5 Ides of March 7:08
( recorded March 18,
6 That One
recorded March 18, 2001 )
recorded July 23,
Total Running Time ( 43:58 )
Doug Carmichael, Tenor, Alto, and
Bass on “Time to Breathe”
All compositions by Dale Ness ( BMI ) c p 2001 Dale Ness
Recorded and Mixed at Studio A, UNC, Greeley, CO.
Engineer, Greg Heimbecker/Squidwerks
Photos by D. Ness
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To The Listener....
I wrote and
recorded these compositions over the past three years. An autobiography of
sorts, they chronicle my ongoing musical journey. Their language draws on
the traditions of American jazz, European classical, and Indian classical
I was familiar with sounds of the tabla, but my fascination and love
for this beautiful instrument took a giant step forward when I heard Ty
performing in concert. Intrigued by the huge range of sounds, voices and
rhythms coming from a pair of small hand drums, I thought the tabla and
the piano would make a perfect match, with opportunities for call and
response, improvisation and accompaniment, and unison playing too.
Manuscript paper and pencil in hand, I immediately sat down at the piano
and wrote “Time to Breathe”, which was recorded a few months later. The
remaining six pieces on the CD evolved from there.
In the tradition of jazz, each musician in the group brings his own
interpretation to these tunes. Improvisation plays a key role in my music
so each performance is unique. This music is what happened when these
tunes were played by this ensemble on these particular recording dates.
I think of these pieces as chamber music and wanted to capture the
sound as it exists when one is very close to the musicians, as in a small
concert or an intimate club setting. Perhaps these tunes can become part
of the noises in your head.
Dale Ness, November 2001
Acknowledgements and profuse thanks are extended to:
Ty, Doug, Erik and Rick for bringing so much to this music. Greg
Heimbecker at Squidwerks for being a fellow musician and for getting ‘that
sound’ for me. Robert for being my confidant and personal cheering
section. William Henry and Edward James for blessing me with your births.
Laurie for your love, steadfast support, and for encouraging me to
start this project in the first place.