About The Music

The Marin Project CD is an original music production of selected works spanning four decades and a variety of genres. From vintage 60's R&B & jazz to opera classics, each piece was chosen for its exceptional composition and artistry. The producers took great care to preserve classic songs using state-of-the-art production techniques, skilled musicianship, and sonic sensitivity to the original versions. The Marin Project offers a fresh take on these often-missed musical gems, while providing listeners with original pieces that are true to their respective decade and genre. 


TRACK LIST

 

1. Winter Music............................................................Roger Eno

2. Field of Gold.............................................................Roger Eno

3. The Wonderful Year.................................................Roger Eno

4. Sull’ Aria (The Marriage of Figaro).........................W.A. Mozart

5. Star Song...................................................................Vince Guaraldi

6. Cast Your Fate To The Wind....................................Vince Guaraldi

7. La Diva De L’Empire......................................................Erik Satie

8. Pa, Pa, Pa (The Magic Flute).....................................W.A. Mozart

9. My Sweet Potato...................................................Booker T. Jones

10. Time is Tight............................................................Booker T. Jones

11. Winter music (solo piano reprise)............................Roger Eno

 


 

Meet The Composers

An Introduction By J. Liviakis

Roger Eno

Born in Woodbridge, England in 1959, Roger Eno is, of course, the younger brother of the extraordinary Brian Eno. Roger’s eclectic and original compositions are profoundly undiscovered and timeless. I’ve picked 3 of his finest instrumental pieces that will move the careful listener to tears. I’ve cried countless times listening myself. Clean, simple, understated and hypnotic, we are proud to introduce his work to today’s audiences.

W.A. Mozart

I decided to include the Mozart opera classic “Pa Pa Pa” (The Magic Flute) and Sullaria (The Marriage of Figaro) to use voice as a break/relief from the instrumental sequence and charm audiences with these sweet and inspiring masteries of voice supported by lovely orchestration.

Erik Satie

Born in 1866, French composer and pianist Erik Satie’s remarkable body of compositions are now revered as precursors to artistic movements including “Minimalism “ and “Repetitive Music.” The little known “L’Empire” is one of my favorites of Satie, particularly as exquisitely interpreted by Dan and Aja Gianola-Norris and Ed Goldfarb. This delightful number adds a playful and eclectic element to our repertoire.

Vince Guaraldi

Born in 1928 in San Francisco, Vince Guaraldi, “Dr. Funk,” broke out as an artist when he released in 1963 “Cast Your Fate to the Wind.”  One of Guaraldi’s finest works both critically and commercially, It won a Grammy in 1963 and was the first jazz hit to cross over to the rock charts to #1 in the U.S.  Guaraldi also was chosen by Charles Schultz to create the now famed musical scores for the “Peanuts” television specials. In our view, “Star Song” is an underplayed gem that was interpreted brilliantly by Anastasi, Ed and Paul.  Vince died suddenly of a heart attack in between performances at the age of 47.  His legendary, one of a kind style and moving compositions will live forever.

Booker T. & The MG’s

Booker T and the MG’s began in Memphis, Tennessee in 1962 and reached critical and commercial success including 4 Grammys, voted in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame influencing countless musicians including a favorite of John Lennon and Paul McCartney and shaping the sound of southern and Memphis soul. They were one of the first multi-racial bands in America and its intellectual leader Booker T. Jones moved to our own Tiburon, still creating acclaimed music. I chose the underplayed “My Sweet Potato” for its charm and subtle hooks and warm piano chord resolves and the compelling “Time is Tight,” one of the coolest and understated R&B and funk instrumentals.