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about

Focus: A point of concentration

I think that the piano is one of the most intriguing instruments of the world because it can pull so many emotions at one time. Happy, sad, glad, angry, passionate, you can emote them all from the piano. Sometimes, I have to remind myself that I am still a piano player. I have to remind myself that I did start playing the piano at the age of 4 and I did study Beethoven as well as Bill Evans and George Frederick Handel as well as Herbie Hancock and I’m not just one- dimensional.

This record reminds me to focus on who I am and where I started. No pitch-bended notes, no modulation wheel, just pure piano and emotion as well as the thought of pure music that can’t be traded. Wrong notes, out of tune, whatever, this album reminds me to focus on the purity of the instruments and the authenticity of music. From beginning to end, every idea is as pure as the instruments they are played on.Every thought is as pure as every mistake. My prayer, is that, the feeling is translated to the listener and enjoyed by all.

credits

released July 20, 2018

Recorded at FoYoSoul Studios in Uncle Jessie’s Kitchen
Recorded by: Michael Havens
Mixed and Mastered by: Michael Havens
01. Recorda-me
02. Ms. Genell
03. Body and Soul
04. Soundcheck and Whatnots
05. Festina Lente
06. Focus*
07. Triad

All songs written by Shaun Martin except-
Recorda-me - written by Joe Henderson

Body and Soul - written by Frank Eyton, Robert Sour, John Green, Edward Heyman
All songs are performed by:
Shaun Martin - Piano
Jamil Byrom - Drums
AJ Brown - Double Bass

*FOCUS*
Bass - Keith Taylor
Drums - Robert “Sput” Searight

Special Thanks to -
My wife Monica, my parents Harold and Novella, my sister Stacey, and my Granny Genell Martin. To all of my family, fans, and friends who’ve supported me throughout the years, I love and thank you all! Thank you to Louis Marks and the staff at Ropeadope Records. Special thanks to Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III and the Friendship-West Baptist Church for your love and $upport!!!! RC Williams, Jr. Sam Nix, II, Chris Norman, Jack Akana, Yasmin Moore (the “A” is
silent), Darlene Alexander, Jamil, AJ, KT, and Sput, Mike Havens, Kirk Franklin, Ronald Hill, and Jerrid Fletcher.

FOCUS

Jamil Byrom - @jamilbyrom
AJ Brown - @_ajbrownjr
Keith Taylor - Keith Taylor (Facebook)
Robert Sput Searight - @Sputacular

AJ Brown plays Dunlop Strings and MXR Pedals
Robert Searight plays Tama Drums, Meinl Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, Vic Firth Sticks,
Yamaha Electronics and CTM In-Ear Monitors
Shaun Martin uses CTM In-Ear Monitors, Korg Keyboards, Steinway Pianos, Waves, and
Spectrasonics

www.shaunmartinmusic.com
Twitter- @shunwun
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general info - info@shanmartinmusic.com

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