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The Production, Arrangement, and Orchestration of Jim Gray
Posted by: brent
April 10, 2015
Greetings from Cubby’s Music!
2015 has already provided great opportunities for Jim to compose, arrange, play, produce, and conduct and we’re excited to share these projects with you!
We were very sad to lose one of Jim’s mentors and dearest friends, the incomparable LariGoss, this January. Jim was given the honor of conducting an orchestra of Nashville’s top studio musicians for Mr. Goss’s memorial service. Our hearts and prayers are with Lari’s family and we cherish the memories, stories, and legacy that this wonderful man has left on Earth with us. If you’d like to read about Lari Goss, please click here.
In January, Jim worked with Nashville producer Bernie Herms on orchestrations for 4 songs forJosh Groban’supcoming album Stages. This album features songs from broadway musicals and features legendary artists such as Kelly Clarksonand Audra McDonald. Check out a music video from Stages, to be released on April 28, 2015, below!
In February, Jim teamed up again with Bernie Herms, where they co-orchestrated 3 arrangements for renowned Canadian vocal group The Tenors, which was recorded with the Toronto Symphony. These arrangements will be featured on the group’s upcoming album, One Sky, to be released in the United States on June 2, 2015.
Jim wrote 12 original solo cello compositions for the 3 Ingredients or Lesslibrary at The License Lab in February. The full package will be released on The License Lab’s website this Spring, but check out the sample tracks below for a small taste of what’s to come!
(Title: “Coffee With Cosby”)
(Title: “Anticipating Every Moment”)
Also in February, Jim performed with theChattanooga Symphonyduring their Big Band Feverand Broadway Review programs.
Also in March, Jim played a concert with American Idol Star Melinda Doolittleand the Panama City POPS Orchestra to a packed house. Several of Jim’s arrangements were featured in this concert.
Jim has begun working with new Puffin Recordsartist Nathaniel Street-West on a series of demo recordings for a new album of songs Nathaniel’s written. We hope to begin recording the full album in the months to come.
We’ve also begun production meetings for Music With a Mission 2015, the annual benefit concert for the Nashville Rescue Mission featuring the Nashville Symphony and many guest artists. We’re excited to announce that The Gatlin Brothers will be our featured host band again this year! Also confirmed are the Beegie Adair Trio, Jimmy Fortune, Mo Pitney, Gary Mule Deer, andThe Isaacs! In the weeks to come, we’ll post the full roster for this year’s concert. Please check out the Music With a Mission Homepage for more info!
That’s all for now! Stay tuned for more updates from Cubby’s Music!
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