Jeff released a new song, "Wash My Sins Away". Click to hear a clip
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Jeff is also writing, producing, & mixing several songs for Celtic World Orchestra, which includes many great musicians and singers from around the world. Two of Jeff's songs that have been released so far, are "Cry No More" (co-written with Ronan Scolard), and "Ale". For more info, visit Celtic World Orchestra.
Buzz's new project, Merging Circles, features long-time Apple guys, Dave Miller & Stefon Pizzuto, as well as some other great musicians that form the band. The "other Apple guys", Dan and Jeff, have also assisted in the recording end of the project.
Very saddened to hear of the passing of Hugh McDowell, former cellist in ELO, on November 6, 2018. In a statement from Jeff, “I'll always be extremely grateful to Hugh for playing on the title track of the Simon Apple "River To The Sea" album. After I sent him the song, he got back to me immediately saying he would love to play on it. Being a life-long ELO fan, it was certainly a huge personal & musical thrill. He resided in England, and I, unfortunately, never met him in person, but we had some pleasant email conversations...he came across very kind, warm, giving. He, also, wouldn't accept any money…he said he was happy to be part of the album, and he actually thanked ME for asking him! I was very humbled by his kindness, and terrific tracks that he contributed.” Apparently, he was sick for a while (lung cancer). He was only 65.
Jeff released a song for the Advent/Christmas season… an arrangement of the timeless classic, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”. It’s a 7+ minute prog-rock guitar-based instrumental, wrapped in a brooding Middle-Eastern soundscape. Click cover art below to purchase:
River To The Sea… Simon Apple’s critically acclaimed, award-winning album, includes the U.S. Adult Contemporary Top 10 single, Hold Me, and features special guest artists Buck Dharma (Blue Oyster Cult), Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, John Lennon, etc), John Helliwell (Supertramp), Hugh McDowell (Electric Light Orchestra), Steve Rodby (Pat Metheny Group), Dave Stahl (Buddy Rich, Frank Sinatra):
The track "A Lot Of Hope", from River To The Sea, appears on the movie soundtrack "9/11", starring Whoopi Goldberg and Charlie Sheen. (Click link for info).
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Live at Chaplin's and Tres Tributos
This 3rd installment of the "Official Bootleg" series features the full 5-piece band, and is one of the best shows that was recorded during this time. It includes 8 songs from River To The Sea, one song from the Apples To Apples Archives album, and 4 'fun' cover songs: Pretzel Logic (Steely Dan), Scenes From An Italian Restaurant (Billy Joel), How Sweet It Is (James Taylor/Marvin Gaye), and a brief impromptu comical rendition of Low Rider (War). It also features several extended improvisational jams (including a 15 minute version of 'A Way Inside').
Tres Tributos is Simon Apple performing 3 'tribute' songs of Kevin Gilbert, Level 42, and Mike + The Mechanics. Click Audio Tab to hear clips. Click Store Tab to read release & song info, and purchase for only $2.99!