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My new album The Color OF Chill: A collective journey inspired by world cultures

TheColorOfChillFriends and fans

I have been creating and releasing music from my heart since 1992. Now 20 years after my first worldwide release of Cairo, I am releasing a new 14 song collection called “The Color of Chill”.

All of my music has been inspired by trips I have taken throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. My hope is that you will be inspired by my music and experience your own journey while traveling through your day, whether at work, traveling, or relaxing.

Take a listen to The Color of Chill on CDBaby.com or on iTunes:

All four of my full length CD’s are available as a download on CDBaby.com for only $8 each and are also available on iTunes and Amazon

My hope is that you will continue sharing my journey while experiencing your own.
In gratitude!

Paul Harlyn • paulharlyn.com • paul@paulharlyn.com

The Real Reality Show

Just came out of a Alabama Shakes show at the 2012 SXSW.

Only loving their grovin’ hit “Hold On” when I went in, I am more of a believer now. Brittany Howard called upon the ghosts Austin’s 1968 dicovery Janis with her bluesy and soulful 12/8 ballad wailing and cries. Watch for her real reality show on tour making everyone a believer.

Being real is more powerful then posing as pieces of your hero’s journeys. When you find your own, it hits people to their core as I witnessed today.

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Hearing Pat Metheny speak and play in Orlando

Pat Metheny came to Rollins College in Orlando this week for 3 different events.
It kicked off with an interview by the Wall Street Journal music writer and author Terry Teachout.

They covered his over 40 music career and Pat’s musings on all things music.
Below are some of his quotes with a few additions of my own,

The events also included a masters class and a concert on the final night.

Q. What do you think about when you improvise?

A. You do not think about the process or the mechanics of writing when you write words. It can be the same when speaking through your instrument. Improvising is like communicating with who you are speaking with (the other musicians) and also reaching any other listener (the audience).

Q. What does the word jazz mean to you?

A. It is all just music. Not putting labels on music can open the pallet to fresh ways of listening.

Music it a scripture that is unique to each of us. It can reach beyond anything anyone can describe. As soon as you do, it gets lost beyond your capture point.

My final thoughts:
I came away humbled and inspired by Pat’s talent, honesty, and humanity. We are all students and never stop learning The deeper you go the more the sea looks vast and never ending.

A producer is…………

mentor

creative connector

arranger

psychologist

adviser

advocate

vocal coach

engineer

older brother

piano, guitar, bass player

songwriter

the obvious choice

Welcome to all things about music production

I am a music producer who creates music for singer/songwriters, bands, indie films, commercials, and videos. I will be ranting here about the current state of the music industry, where music is going and how we can make it better. Enjoy

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