Vinnie V. Music


August 2013
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Posted by Vinnie V. on August 24, 2013 at 1:18 PM

       Back in the 1990's I was in Sacramento CA. (My Home Town)

 And I was seeking out a Jazz Fusion group to play with,

 That’s when I found the group "Interplay", a local group that had

 Been playing Jazz Fusion Originals  together for a year or two.

 Interplay consisted of a drums, percussion, guitar, and bass.

 I met with the guitar player Shaun Mahan who was also

 The group’s leader, composer, arranger, as well as a schoolmate of mine.

 Shaun and I met twice for an hour or two prior to this recording (by invitation from the

 Faculty at Sacramento City College this song was recorded, engineered and digitally

Mastered onsite by the students of S.S.C.).

I remember attending the recording session that day. I was eager to please!

I was so pumped up,  I laid my sax solo track in just two recording takes.

It was a proud and fun introduction into a refreshing, light, humble,

Talented group of musicians known as "INTERPLAY”.

Take A Listen & Enjoy !

Composed By Shaun Mahan

Arranged By Shaun Mahan

Performed By:

Tenor Saxophone, (Courtesy Of BMI) Vinnie V.

Electric Guitar,  Shaun Mahan

Congas and Percussion, Joe Garcia

Bass Guitar,  Brian Kennedy

Drums,  Eddie Mendoza


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Tags: Smooth jazz , jazz fusion
Posted by Vinnie V. on August 17, 2013 at 3:52 PM

This is a Jingle I collaborated on with Robert Clements  ASCAP

We wrote this Jingle over an afternoon in the Spring 1992 for a local business

It was recorded at Diamond Productions Studios in Southern OR.

The Jingle has a familiar country earthy feel with the arrangment using

Simple Bass, Guitar, & Drums. I would have included a Fiddle part, except 

Bobcat or myself DONT play the Fiddle!

Recorded all tracks on a Fostex 1/4in 8 track.

Music  ~ By Robert Clements (A.K.A. Bobcat) ASCAP

Lyrics  ~ By Vinnie V. BMI

Vocals ~ By Robert Clements  ASCAP &  Vinnie V. BMI

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Tags: Country , jingle , advertisement
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Posted by Vinnie V. on August 13, 2013 at 5:08 PM

This is a song I Composed, Arranged, Produced, and Performed All Tracks I played all the Keyboards, Guitar, Bass, & Vibes  with my Ensoniq EPS Sampling Workstation, programed the Drums with an Alesis SR-16 & played the Sax tracks with my 1914 Conn "Naked Lady" Tenor Saxophone  Recorded and Engineered at Diamond Productions Studios in Southern Oregon in the Spring of 1992

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Tags: Smooth jazz