Hi Fellow Music Lovers!
"Birdland" is a Jazz/Fusion composition written by pianist/Keyboardist, composer and overall musical genius, Joe Zawinul.
This tune made its debut on the band, Weather Report’s 1977 studio album, "Heavy Weather". Birdland received awards, as well as ranking high on the American Billboard chart. It has since become a Jazz standard.
The list of the great Jazz musicians who have played and recorded this song is too long to list here. Nonetheless, here is my version of this iconic classic.
This song has been fermenting on one of my hard drives for a very long time. Since I 'still' cannot open or close my left hand comfortably, I've been digging through my archives and am able to polish off much of my recent songs with just my right hand. (Mainly, mixing and mastering).
Hope you enjoy this latest effort...
Keyboard: TheGrandeur (Kontakt)
Trumpet: Embertone Chapman
Bass 1: Scarbee Pre-Bass
Bass 2: Straight Ahead!
Drums: Addictive Drums 2
Guitar: Vintage Instruments
Sax (Alto): Embertone Sensual Sax
Sax (Bari): Andante Brass Instruments
Oboe: Chris Heins Winds Vol. 3
Vocals 1: Hephaestus Sounds Singers 2
Vocals 1: Realivox (The Ladies)
Strings: Cakewalk String Instruments