California Composer Jim Underwood is a remarkably inventive multi-instrumentalist. As a touring musician and an independent producer he brings a jaw-dropping versatility and playful creativity to his work. As a former copywriter for a major East Coast AM-FM radio station, he understands the musical constraints of voiceover work as well as the nuances of incidental pieces. Through his association with Live Nation, he’s worked for numerous national acts including Bruce Springsteen, Norah Jones, Tori Amos, and others. We are psyched to have Jim on board with his hot new tracks!
Jim Underwood often refers to himself as a singer/songwriter and obscure novelist. Actually, his fiction has been published by Warner Books in the United States and overseas and by both Crown and E.P. Dutton. (non-fiction) He’s currently writing a screenplay, but assures us his first love is music.
A tune reminiscent of the swing bands that emerged in the middle '30s complete with "walking bass line," baritone sax, brass section and vintage Gibson jazz guitar. Effective as a mood setter in nostalgic scenes or to infer the values of an earlier time in commercial music, or perhaps just for fun. Instrumental, Jazz, Swing Big Band
A smooth and somewhat zany track utilizing the standard jazz quartet of guitar, upright bass, piano and drums plus a sly electric fiddle. Ideal backdrop to the comical machinations of a bumbling hero. This tune strongly suggests things are not going as planned. Think Steve Martin or Peter Sellers. Instrumental, Jazz, Smooth Jazz
A smooth, contemplative and hauntingly beautiful piano solo that exudes the quiet longing we feel when we are separated from the one we love by distance, circumstance or misunderstanding. Instrumental, Jazz, Chillout Jazz
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