Especially For You Too
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.
This is a 5/4 bossa, lots of fun to play – and listen to.
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…)
Smooth Jazz approach to this timeless tune.
Another great Jobim melody.
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…
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…
Making music, making time, making tracks – what it’s all about…
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
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.