A dyslexic left-handed keyboard player who used to play the tuba, Georgia artist Tom Rule is a bit of an odd duck! Classically trained with degrees in Piano Performance, he performs, writes, and records in styles ranging from Classical and Jazz to Rock, Country, New Age, Electronica, and more. Tom has credits on over a dozen albums - including a couple of Grammy nominees - and he is simply as eclectic as they come. His diverse material is great for a big variety of Film, TV, Commercial, and Multimedia projects.
Tom Rule's album credits include Tom Rule: Accessible Depth, tom&co: Brethren, Seasons, Cathead Dooley: Yours Truly Cathead Dooley, Skeebo Knight: Jekyll Island Nights, The Blessed Blend: Journey Through the Mist, Joey Stuckey: The Shadow Sound, Joey Stuckey: Oceanside, Joey Stuckey: MIXTURE, Aimee Sears: With Love at Christmas (keyboards and arrangements on Ave Maria, Brahms Lullaby/Away in a Manger, and Angels We have Heard on High), David Klee: Mi Bonita, and Ed Grisamore: Gris & That [audiobook].
Traditional Christmas tune from the 1600's, wrapped in a contemplative new age piano style. Sections vary from static thin harmonies all the way to full emotional blowout - from thick fullbodied to thin. Excellent thinking music - whether quiet introspection or massive wrestling with emotions. Instrumental, Christmas, Christmas Piano
Traditional holiday / Christmas tune, often heard in cathedrals. This version starts with soprano sax floating above a lush frothy bell-like vocal bed reminiscent of the westminster chimes. Then the band kicks in with a restless funky section - still with the soprano sax floating about. Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Ensemble
Recorders, piano, oboe, and lush synths with a traditional Irish/Gaelic tune that feels childlike and innocent. starts and ends small and intimate - mid-section is big and full. Useful anytime children are on screen, especially for holiday / Christmas scenes. Middle has more of an adult perspective. Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Ensemble
Imagine you are 8 years old on Christmas morning, dying to go into the living room and see what's under the tree - but you can't until your parents say it's time, and that won't happen until the coffeepot has finished brewing. So you wait - until you are going to BURST - and then finally Dad says... Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Ensemble
a Flowing solo piano with a touch of cello version of the familiar, traditional Christmas / Holiday classic. Has a George Winston / Windham Hill / Narada vibe to it, with some jazz undertones. Comfortably familiar yet intriguing, with subtly different chords underlying the prominent melody. Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Ensemble
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night - starts with a Bill-Evans-type locked-hands solo piano section, then the band comes in with a medium-tempo groove and a soulful sax melodic lead. Useful anywhere happy, uplifting, holiday music is needed - the beginning is more thoughtful & introverted. Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Ensemble, George Frideric Handel
the traditional and familiar Christmas / Holiday song that everyone knows, with an interesting jazz trio twist. Starts with solo piano, then piano trio. You might hear this in a jazz or supper club, or even at a dinner party with friends and family during the end of year holidays. Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Jazz Ens.
The familiar Christmas/holiday tune in an interesting traditional jazz trio version. Killer piano, bass, drums. Starts simple with just the familiar melody on piano plus acoustic bass line, then gradually thickens up to a swinging kick line. Exciting seasonal music full of energy and life. Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Jazz Ens.
Peaceful, thoughtful piano solo - good with sunrise and sunset, snowy days, Thanksgiving and Christmas, family gatherings, or a good alone by yourself contented walk outside. George Winston "December" / Narada / Windham Hill vibe. Instrumental, Christmas, Christmas Acoustic
4 on the floor but with some sonic surprises constantly shifting into new territory. Good for constantly shifting ultra-modern setups with wild anticipation of what's to come. You just don't know what is down the road thump thump thump thump here it comes wait there it goes thump thump electronica, Instrumental, Electronic, Big Beat
constantly shifting soundscape behind face level drums and pulsing bass along with some not obvious pads that keep things moving yet are unobtrusive. Several clips and formats and tempos available. Ragged, raw, electronic, dubstep inspired and interesting. Instrumental, Electronic, Progressive Electronic
Solo piano instrumental with more rhythm than age with a touch of jazz & a bit of pop piano that's good for pleasant family gatherings, especially if there's an undertone of sadness relating to real life that happens in spite of attempts to keep it at bay. Themes morph into sounds into another theme, Instrumental, New Age, Solo Piano
drums, sound effects, cool sounds, grabs your throat and stomps on your your chest - then suddenly lets go to tickle your ears before stomping on you again. Sonic surprises at every turn, yet still would work under picture. Instrumental, Hip Hop, Hip Hop Instrumental
Thoughtful, emotional track that covers a variety of scenes. Goes from thick chords to wide open, gets a little busier, & closes almost angry, but drifts off into resignation. Solo piano, extraordinarily emotional. Good for death & dying scenarios, or when a character is in deep emotional distress. Instrumental, Classical, Classical Piano
Perky, trippy, electro tune with computer voice sound effects saying up down left right. Sounds like 8 bit videogame music. Rhythmic, unchanging bed and bass line, until it changes just to make things interesting. Ending is epic and sounds like things are going haywire. Ends with explosion. Instrumental, Electronic, Video Game Music
Uptempo Pop version of the traditional hymn Christ the Lord is Ris'n Today. Perky and driving without being too pushy. Brims with optimism, energy, and youth - but with a touch of adult wisdom. Soaring tenor sax solo, rhythmic piano, and an underlying groove makes this very listenable and usable, Instrumental, Rock, Pop Rock
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