Spanning the Gap

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Written by: Bryan Brundige
Lyrics by: Jeff Nania

lyrics

Red Trane Green Trane Yellow Trane Blue
Train your mind
Train your fingers and train your soul too.
Got to love whatcher doin
Make love to the music
Like Ella Fitzgerald
And my oldest brother Louis.
Armstrong
Headstrong
Lines long
Pannin' from side to side
Yeah they shot out like a cannon.
So I listen back to Freddie Hubbard
Then to Terence Blanchard.
Saxophone
Slide trombone
Bass and keys be slammin.
Jammin
We be
Jammin
To get free.
Bring it out
Take it in
Fight a bout
Then again.
Treat it gentle like a lady
Lady bird, lady day
Play a ballad for your lady
Do it like your love makin'.
Make it hot like hot house.
Weave like charlie rouse
Charlie Parker Charlie Mingus
You know what the real thing is
To make it sound like you're singin even when you're not.
When your playin you don't wanna sound like a robot.

Because there ain't a secret potion
And there really ain't a secret
Information ain't encoded

It's on the record in the open

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Dust off the mental mantle
Bring in something fresh.
Blow a line
Take your time
Work it out
Like a line.
Like a jivin' thing
Like a Basie swing
Like the one and only mother
Duke Ellington.
In a sentimental mood
In a mellow tone
Coltrane
Western music with an eastern drone.
I love Grant Green
With the rolling guitar screams
From the funk to the soul to the groove to the gospel.
Got it all
Standin tall
Never fall
Ahmad Jamal
With the space and silence
Independence
Interplay with the band
With the man
Californ-i-a
Dexter Gordon on the west coast baby.
Back on the east got the mother lovin B - K.
You got the Miles Day
Got the 5-1-8
Jazz Messengers.
Go and get your lad-ay
Go and get your girl

Because there ain't a secret potion
And there really ain't a secret
Information ain't encoded

It's on the record in the open

x2

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from Spanning the Gap, released October 25, 2013

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The Chronicles Albany, New York

Combining jazz, HipHop, funk, soul, and gospel, The Chronicles bring a unique sound that defies classification. Albany’s alternative newsweekly, Metroland recognized them as "Best Jazz" in 2013, 2012, and in their 2011 “Best of the Capital Region” critic's poll as the best in live hip hop with “jazz chops out the yin yang, and new tunes at their fingertips every time they pick up their instruments ... more

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