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I wrote this several years ago and decided to give it a remix. It’s in a fusion of soul jazz blues world and electronica groove. In that period Tim Shanasy, an accomplished Australian pianist from Byron Bay happened to be around Melbourne and played a piano solo that was captured on the recording. All the rest of the instruments and vocals were played by myself. I must mention Robert Pettinato who finalised some production advice on the mix and John Ruberto from Mastersound who mastered the song. You may download this for free but leave an email address or a donation will be appreciated

LYRICS

DANCE TILL THE SUNRISE
When I’m with you
It’s like walking through a wonderland
All I need is to be with you
Around the town, we go
Together you and I
There’s a wide world in our hands
All this life and so much more

When I’m with you
All the stars tonight just seem so bright
There’s a jazz café
Down the street below
While the music plays
Let us dance away

Chorus
Can you feel the feeling?
Can you feel it
Can you feel it
Wo oh-oh-oh
Can you feel the feeling
Then we’ll dance till the sunrise

You can dance the blues away
On a night like this
While the music plays
Let us dance away

Can you feel the feelings
Can you feel it
Can you feel it
Wo oh-oh-oh
Can you feel the feelings
Then we’ll dance till the sunrise

Dance til the Sunrise (repeat 2)

You can dance the blues away
On a night like this
While the music plays
Let us dance away

To Chorus
credits
released June 19, 2018
Written and composed by Lenny Sharman
With guest musician Tim Shanasy on a piano solo arrangement

Saturn’s Moon “remix”

 

Saturns

 

Saturn’s Moon “remix” 2018

Nothing feels right
When I am in this melancholy mood
Alone in my room
In the dead of night
In the cold blue light
Under the glow
from Saturn’s Moon
And I tell myself that everything will be okay
It won’t be long before this
Dark cloud fades away
And I tell myself there will be a new dawn coming soon
When I break the spell I know so well in the glow from Saturn’s moon
Nothing feels real
When I am stranded in this world of illusion
nowhere to hide
In the cold blue light
Under the glow from Saturn’s Moon
And I tell myself that everything will be okay
It won’t be long before this
Dark cloud fades away
And I tell myself there’ll be a new dawn coming soon
When I break the spell I know so well in the glow from Saturn’s moon
Cause that’s the way I feel
In the glow from Saturn’s Moon

Sypnosis:

In earlier times, before psychology became a distinct discipline, depression was described as being under the influence of Saturn. Sadness or melancholy was called “being in Saturn”.

 

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On The Edge and Beyond wins an Award

The Akademia Music 600 by 600

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In the language of Borneo’s Penan tribe, there are forty words for sago palm, and no words for goodbye, or thank you – or thief. The Penan are a nomadic people who view the entire rainforest as their home. They are an “eco-village” on the move. In the time it takes to read a paragraph of this text, another three hectares of the Borneo rainforest will have been cut

Sadly indigenous community’s in rainforest are discriminated against and are suffering because of the destruction of their eco environment due to deforestation by unsustainable and illegal logging and cultivation of oil palm plantations

There is a campaign to boycott palm oil products in the western world because it destroys the rainforest and the ethno-sphere as it contributes to global warming and the destruction of wildlife and fauna.

You Give me More


This is a relaxed chill out song I wrote with Robert Pettinato . Its a chill out Tune
with a love spiritual Theme
Lyrics

You Give Me More

Its been so long
Since I had this feeling
Feels so strong
Now my head is reelin
Who would believe
It could turn out to be so right

When you came my way
On that Moonlit September Night

Chorus:
You give me more
Then I could ever need
You give me more
Like the rain is to the seed
You give me more
It’s the feeling
I get from your love
It fills my very soul

I dive into the deep blue sea
I am floating in your serenity
And disappear into the warmth of your smile
And lose all fear like a new born child

Who would believe
It could turn out to be so right

When you came my way
On that Moonlit September Night

To Chorus:
credits
from On The Edge and Beyond, released 31 December 2008
Lenny Sharman : Vocals Bass percussion Synths
Robert Pettinato : Keyboards
Written By L Sharman & Robert Pettinato
Produced by Lenny Sharman
Mastered by John Ruberto (Crystal Mastering)

Taking Time Out


Genre : Jazz Contemporary Soul World Fusion

A chill out jazz contemporary song about taking time out from our busy Lifestyles

lyrics
Taking time out

Found myself in the same old situation
In a broken dreams no promises
In my solitary world
Till there was you
You made it all complete

Come don’t hide away
Come outside and play
Taking time out
From this crazy world
Spend some time and see
What will be will be
Taking time out from this crazy life
Got to be with you again

Got myself on a clear destination
With you Ill never look back
Till there was you
You made it all worthwhile

Come don’t hide away
Come outside and play
Taking time out
From this crazy world
Spend some time and see
What will be will be
Taking time out from this crazy life
Got to be with you again
credits
from Taking Time Out, released 01 September 2010
Lenny Sharman : Vocals,Bass,percussion,drums,guitars
Justin Hall:Saxaphone
Ben Meeking: Keyboards and vocal Harmony

A review on smooth Jazz Therapy

Review on Smooth Jazz Therapy

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Fallen Angel

LA based R & B songstress Aysha recently caught the attention of Smooth Jazz Therapy with her latest recording ‘Stay With Me’. At the time I described it as ‘a tight and extremely personal collection that includes notable input from several smooth jazz superstars’ and now she has re-emerged as a featured vocalist on the seven track CD ‘Taking Time Out’ from adult contemporary collective Firefly Soul. All the more surprising for the fact that the band’s two central figures, Lenny Sharman and Ben Meeking, are based in Melbourne, Australia, this liaison sits comfortably with other guest appearances from singer Tepaeru (from New Zealand) and Australian sax-man Justin Hall. The resultant fusion of vocals, orchestration and harmony makes for very interesting listening

In fact ‘Taking Time Out’ is arranged around a gentle construct of cool grooves and this is particularly noticeable with ‘Island Town’ that features Tepaeru but which paradoxically has something of a Van Morrison flavor about it. The Steely Dan like title cut benefits from tender sax from Justin Hall and while the hypnotic ‘Energy Flowing’ is among the album’s best tunes it is Aysha’s performance on ‘Fallen Angel’ that steals the show.

This smoothly flowing and decidedly soulful number (which can also be found on Aysha’s 2006 project ‘Love Is A Rock’) can only help to widen the appeal of Firefly Soul from what some call ‘down under’ to the rest of the world