Christmas Collaboration on YouTube

This really great Christmas surprise comes courtesy of my friend Rahsheen.

He took the initiative and added some more holiday mojo to my solo guitar version of White Christmas.

Dig it. 


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Season's Greetings from Rob Michael, Solo Jazz Guitar: White Christmas

My way of giving thanks for all the wonderful support I've received this year. I truly appreciate it.

Happy Holidays!

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Why in the world would I give my music away for FREE?

A couple of weeks ago I conducted an experiment with the Atmos Trio bandcamp site.

It was toward the beginning of the holiday season and I was in a giving mood, so I priced all of Atmos Trio's albums (which include sheet music along with music files.) at a "Pay what You Want (even nothing)" price. I'm accustomed and happy to giving music away for free. I've always offered individual song downloads for free and had a low minimum price set for albums. But I offered everything for free to anyone who was interested. 

Over the course of the 3 Day Special, many more people than normal downloaded the 2 albums "Atmos Trio" and "Atmos Plays Waters." They helped spread the word about the opportunity for "Free Atmos Trio tunes" on Twitter and Facebook. It was nice to get such a favorable response from people who seemed genuinely appreciative of the music.

But something else rather interesting occurred as well: More than 50% of those that downloaded opted to pay for the music. Some paid far more than any price I would consider setting. Was this merely the result of a period of actively promoting the music? Maybe. Should I price my music at the  "Pay what You Want (even nothing)" price all the time? Maybe. 

Why in the world would I give my music away for FREE? I would much prefer people hear the music and form some opinion on it rather than have it be locked away behind a price tag somewhere.

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My sessions with The Joe Henderson Memorial Big Band

I played with The Joe Henderson Memorial Big Band led by Warren Gale Jr. until until mid 2009 when, due to CA state budget cuts, the group had to be disbanded. This was a stellar group of musicians, many of whom played with Joe over the course of his long career.

These tunes were recorded in a 2007 session.

Trumpets: Warren Gale, John Christensen, Dave Fava 

Trombones: Jules Rowles, Chuck Bennett

Saxes: Mel Martin, Pete Yellin, Tim Divine, Jean Fineberg, Dave Tidball, Jim Rothermel, Amelia Timbang Catalano 

Rhythm Section: Rob Michael: Guitar, Dave Udolf & Benny Watson: Piano, Paul Smith: Bass, Bob Belanski: Drums

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Atmos Trio 3-Day Holiday Music Special

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Happy Holidays

We have new online store: the Atmos Trio Bandcamp site. Here you can listen to tunes for FREE, embed players on your web sites and/or purchase downloads.

We so appreciate the support that we've received all year that we're offering a special gift for you. Next week, starting December 7th through the 9th, both of our albums "Atmos Trio" and "Atmos Plays Waters" are available to you for a "Pay What You Want (even nothing)" price. 

If you would like the music for yourself or for a gift for someone else, you may have them FREE or you can pay a price of your choosing. The albums include High-Quality (DRM-free) Digital downloads AND sheet music for select tunes. Enjoy!

If these newsletter aren't enough Atmos Trio contact for you, please connect with us on Twitter or Facebook. You'll surely get your fix there.

That's about it for now. See you on the "other side."

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