Stephen Tirpak is "The Pakman," a multi-talented composer, arranger and performer from the Philadelphia area who writes and records for some of the hottest names in music today. Music icons who have used The Pakman's compositions and lyrics include Erykah Badu, P. Diddy, The Roots, LL Cool J, Will Smith, R. Kelly, Boyz II Men, Vivian Green, Notorious B.I.G, Gerald Levert, Mindi Abair, Kindred, Young Gunz and Jay-Z. For the past three years, Stephen has been the horn section leader and arranger for the John Legend Band, where he plays both the trumpet and trombone.
A song of yearning and longing for what should be. The sound is very smooth and almost dreamy. The piano glides up and down taking the listener through a fluid demonstration of musical satisfaction. Then a big band comes in towards the end bringing the song to climax. Instrumental, Jazz, Lounge Jazz
Obscure, different and indefinite, this song is full of unexpected shifts. There are many time changes and the harmonies are dissonant. The perfect song for someone lurking in the background. Instrumental, Jazz, Acid Jazz
Classical sounding big band! Very unique song that conveys emotions of hope and love. The song goes through many changes. There is a beautiful section in the middle that is very 70's-ish as well as a brass choir at the end. Instrumental, Jazz, Jazz Fusion
Pure jazz at the highest level. These master musicians play with precision and flavor. Great sound quality and an awesome mix makes this song stand out. In the style of Nicholas Payton except featuring a trombone, alto sax and piano. Fast tempo. Instrumental, Jazz, Hard Bop
This is a smooth groove that features a soulful trombone. The tasty rhoads plays beautiful chords that are unpredictable yet pleasing. The tone is pure and simple. Wonderful track for anyone who's looking to get in the mood for some love and romance. There's a wonderful twist in the middle. Instrumental, Jazz, Smooth Jazz