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Randy Runyon

Randy Runyon is distributed by

Art of Life Records, LLC
www.artofliferecords.com

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Art of Life AL1026-2


Randy Runyon:
Guitar

Carl Filipiak: Acoustic & Electric Guitars

Todd Harrison: Drums

Steve Zerlin:
Acoustic & Electric Bass>


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Solar
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Recorda Me
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Night Dreamer
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All the Things You Are
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Witch Hunt
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A Child Is Born
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Straight, No Chaser
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Blues-a-Que
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Liner Notes

I first met Randy at Washington Music Center while I was doing a clinic for Fender Guitars. I invited him to come up and play a couple of tunes with me and it was shortly after that he became one of my students. He was 14 years old and little did I know how much dedication and love he would put into music and the guitar.

There was no doubt Randy had talent, but I had no idea that in a few short years he would become one of the best Jazz guitarists I've ever heard at his age. Before he left for college, I wanted to document the moment with a recording of us playing together. I am so glad that I talked to my friend Paul G. Kohler at Art of Life Records and that he was just as enthusiastic about the idea as I was. That's basically the story behind this recording — which we had a great time making!

All of the tunes were chosen by Randy and reflect the taste of someone way beyond his years. Everyone involved in this recording played great and gave 110% — I can't thank Steve Zerlin (bass) and Todd Harrison (drums) enough. I've learned how to ask the best, stay out of the way and let them play.

It's very rare to hear someone that young playing Jazz and I'm pleased to have had the opportunity to be involved with Randy on his first record. I'm really looking forward to going out and playing a few gigs with him this year. I've heard him since this recording and his playing has only gotten better! There is an old Tibetan saying that says, "A teacher has not done his job well if the student does not surpass him…"

This CD is Randy's compliment to me and I thank him very much!

Carl Filipiak — March 2007

 

©2005 Carl Filipiak