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Especially For You Too

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Modern Piano Interpretations of
Jazz and Pop Standards


  • Girl From Ipanema by David Kempton
  • If I Were A Bell by David Kempton
  • After The Love Has Gone by David Kempton
  • Embraceable You by David Kempton
  • Evergreen by David Kempton
  • On A Clear Day by David Kempton
  • Tenderly by David Kempton
  • Corcovado by David Kempton
  • Wichita Lineman by David Kempton
  • Here’s That Rainy Day by David Kempton
  • My Girl by David Kempton
  • Fool On The Hill by David Kempton
  • Makin’ Whoopee by David Kempton
  • Joe’s Beemer by David Kempton
  • Fire and Rain by David Kempton

About Especially For You Too
(the On-Liner Notes)

This is a set of two albums (since expanded to four) of most requested songs at the Mission Ranch. It is an eclectic mix, reflecting both my taste and choices and those of my clientele. Mostly easy listening with a lyrical romanticism, and a jazz edge that penetrates and infuses the tracks with energy.

Listen to the Music


Girl From Ipanema

Everybody loves this Jobim tune, the most-recorded song in history…

 

If I Were A Bell

If I were Frankie, I’d go “Ring-a-ding-ding!”
But I’m not…’

 

After The Love Has Gone

Sweet, kinda sad, but moving.

 

Embracable You

This is a 5/4 bossa, lots of fun to play – and listen to.

 

Evergreen

Smooth orchestral treatment of this Streisand classic.

 

On A Clear Day

It must be Barbra’s day in the studio! Another Streisand winner, and Scientology favorite (don’t’ ask…)

 

Tenderly

Smooth Jazz approach to this timeless tune.

 

Corcovado

Another great Jobim melody.

 

Wichita Lineman

Jimmy Webb penned this powerful, moving composition about personal responsibility and simple humanity.

 

Here’s That Rainy Day

Maybe i’m just all wet, but I really like this tune…

 

My Girl

Here is a different take on this Smokey favorite. Slower, funkier – but with class.

 

Fool On The Hill

My version of the Brazil 66 version of the Beatles version of the…
Anyway, enjoy!

 

Makin’ Whoopee

Making music, making time, making tracks – what it’s all about…

 

Joe’s Beemer

Another original composition in 6/4 and 4/4, this reminded me initially of a Jobim tune, therefore the title…

 

Fire And Rain

Down-home, greasy and soulful version of the James Taylor anthem.



About the Recording

Producing The New Album

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When it became time to record the second piano solo CD, I decided I wanted a more contemporary-sounding instrument, to achieve the crispness and clarity I prefer in piano recordings. After much searching and testing, I found what I needed. This album reflects the upgrade of the piano, as well as upgrades to my “rhythm section,” the bass and drum libraries that make up my background tracks.

I trust that my new studio capabilities afford you a more meaningful listening experience.


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