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By phillip manuel
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"Coincidence"

Coincidence is my 6th CD; it's a hybrid of the many styles of music i've performed throughout my career. The title track is an original composition, and very much like the standard ballads of old; and there are other originals including "I'm just a habit to you," a somewhat country/gospel flavored song and "The Road Less Traveled," a smooth fusion song performed by Joe Sample and one I co-wrote. What makes this CD really uniques is that we've taken three or four iconic pop/rock songs like Journey's "Who's Crying Now" the Eagle's "Lying Eyes" and Bruno Mars' recent smash "Just The Way You Are," and refashioned them as Jazz ballads, but with background vocals, keyboard pads and effects, and other untraditional instrumentation for a jazz record. The 11 tracks have already been recorded with a quartet and I've managed to get three good lead vocals down. Now I must bring in all the soloists, guitar, saxophone, keys, and record pads, effects, strings, etc. I have to finish recording my vocals for 8 tracks, then we'll mix and master the record, design a cover and packaging, and then produce 500 copies of the disc. Any contribution would be greatly appreciated and worth the investment.

Risks and challenges

My only real challenges in completing my project would have to deal with musicians' schedules and studio availability, but I don't see that being something that can't be overcome with relative ease.

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