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Between Lake and River

Scott Detweiler

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2018 and 2003 (Detweiler Records)

2018 marks the 300th anniversary of the founding of the City of New Orleans and the 15th anniversary of the recording and release of "Between Lake and River". This epic studio album is Detweiler's haunting tribute to his hometown of New Orleans.

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  1. 1 The Angels of New Orleans 02:48 Info
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  2. 2 Between Lake and River 06:44 Info
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  3. 3 Ponchartrain 04:04 Info
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  4. 4 Hurricane Jane 04:07 Info
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  5. 5 Cane 05:52 Info
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  6. 6 As The Crow Flies 03:31 Info
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  7. 7 Esplanade 09:23 Info
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  8. 8 Black Girls 05:41 Info
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Hail Mary (Studio Single)

Scott Detweiler

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"Hail Mary" is the first single from Detweiler's sacred oratorio, "Magnificat In Blue", based on the first book of Luke from the New Testament.

Recorded Live September 27, 2018 at Killion Sound Recording Facility in North Hollywood, California, USA. Engineered by Dale Jennings. Scott Detweiler - Guitar and Vocals.

Copyright 2015, 2017, 2018 Detweiler Music, ASCAP. All Rights Reserved. Copyright Registration Number PA 2-063-077. Original Music by Scott Detweiler. Lyrics Public Domain.

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Silent Night (Instrumental)

Scott Detweiler

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Detweiler's instrumental, "Silent Night", played on acoustic guitar.

Recorded at the Killion Sound Facility in North Hollywood, California. Engineered by Dale Jennings. (Scott Detweiler - acoustic guitars)

Copyright 2018 Detweiler Music, ASCAP. All Rights Reserved.

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  1. 1 Silent Night (Instrumental) 02:41 Info
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Silent Night

Scott Detweiler

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Detweiler's version of the Christmas classic, "Silent Night", is a blues lover's delight.

Recorded at St. Martha Studio, Woodland Hills, California, USA.

Produced, Performed and Engineered by SD.

Copyright 2018 Detweiler Music, ASCAP. All Rights Reserved.

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  1. 1 Silent Night 04:24 Info
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Magnificat In Blue

Scott Detweiler

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2017 (Detweiler Records)

Magnificat In Blue” is Detweiler's musical/lyrical interpretation of The Annunciation and visitation of Mary and Elizabeth. It is an oratorio in one act, based on the Gospel of Luke. The premiere performance was on May 13, 2017 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Encino, California, where SD is a member of the music ministry. It was performed by Mr. Detweiler (on guitar and vocals) and Bill Johnston (on soprano saxophone and clarinet).

“I first set the actual words from the Magnificat (Luke 1:46 – 55) to music. Then I built the piece around it with original lyrics”, explains Detweiler. Wikipedia lists the names of over 200 (two hundred) composers who have composed works based on The Magnificat, including Bach, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninoff. Detweiler adds his name to the list with a score and libretto he hopes will touch and inspire listeners of all ages and of all faiths.

One of the unique aspects of the work, in addition to one person singing the parts of all four characters (Elizabeth, Zechariah, Gabriel and Mary) is that the lyrics tell the story from the perspective of Elizabeth. At the time Mary announces to Elizabeth that Elizabeth will bear a son named John, Elizabeth is beyond her child-bearing years. “My wife Elsa and I have very close friends who had great difficulty having children”, Detweiler says, “and I drew from the experience in supporting them through their struggle that helped me to write the lyrics from her perspective”.

The piece opens with the powerful acapella start to the song , “Change”, sung by Elizabeth (please listen to it at the top of this page). She explains her own change, from being a young bride with the hope of bearing a child for her husband, Zechariah, to the disappointment in her later years, as a childless woman. (History tells us that in this ancient culture, childless couples bore a stigma and were ostracized by those who had children). By the end of the oratorio, after Elizabeth receives the message from Mary and actually feels the kick of her infant son in her womb, she is transformed. Once again she experiences yet another change when she realizes that she has not been forsaken by God. She feels beautiful, valuable and relevant. “Magnificat In Blue”, is a story of hope and faith.
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  1. 1 Change 06:12 Info
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  2. 2 Til John's Cry Is Heard 05:13 Info
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  3. 3 Gabriel's Song 02:50 Info
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  4. 4 Annunciation (Recap) 03:20 Info
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  5. 5 Journey To Judah 04:12 Info
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  6. 6 Blues For Mary 05:24 Info
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  7. 7 Kick In Me 01:06 Info
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  8. 8 Hail Mary 03:05 Info
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  9. 9 Magnificat In Blue 05:03 Info
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  10. 10 Change (Reprise) 06:32 Info
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Funkisimo

Scott Detweiler N.O. Jazz Funksemble

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2013 (Detweiler Records)

FUNKISIMO is one of 3 (three) albums released simultaneously in 2013. Performed by Detweiler’s New Orleans Jazz Funksemble, featuring Ed Cogan on piano/keyboards, Bill Johnston on saxes, Dale Jennings on bass and Albert Trepagnier on drums, it provides a candid glimpse of Detweiler’s raw and spontaneous performance style, as captured by a single microphone. There no overdubs or retakes, FUNKISIMO is Detweiler live, unrehearsed and in the truest and purest artistic form of music possible.

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  1. 1 Medley: Gator Woman/Water 12:35 Info
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  2. 2 Sister Marie 06:20 Info
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  3. 3 Medley: Sometimes Its Hard/Monkey Hill 11:22 Info
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  4. 4 Linoleum Bonnet 06:50 Info
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Ghoses

Scott Detweiler

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2013 (Detweiler Records)

GHOSES is one of 3 (three) albums released simultaneously in 2013. Performed by Detweiler’s New Orleans Jazz Funksemble, featuring Ed Cogan on piano/keyboards, Bill Johnston on saxes, Dale Jennings on bass and Albert Trepagnier on drums, it provides a candid glimpse of Detweiler’s raw and spontaneous performance style, as captured by a single microphone. There no overdubs or retakes, GHOSES is Detweiler live, unrehearsed and in the truest and purest artistic form of music possible.

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  1. 1 Ghoses 06:12 Info
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  2. 2 Medley: Goin Down Slow/Big Chief 11:44 Info
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  3. 3 Y'all Broads 05:51 Info
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  4. 4 Blue Train 05:59 Info
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  5. 5 Jesus Went Down To New Orleans 10:20 Info
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Johnston Solo Sessions

Scott Detweiler

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2013 (Detweiler Records)

Johnston Solo Sessions is an intimate collection of songs performed solo by Detweiler (acoustic guitar and vocals) in one take. It was recorded at Addison Studios in North Hollywood, California. PRODUCED BY BILL JOHNSTON

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  1. 1 True To You 03:08 Info
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  2. 2 House of Love 03:33 Info
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  3. 3 Ain't Got Nothin 02:58 Info
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  4. 4 Respectfully 03:46 Info
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  5. 5 I'll Play The Blues For You 03:04 Info
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  6. 6 Water 02:24 Info
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  7. 7 Testify 04:17 Info
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  8. 8 Travelin Man 03:31 Info
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Lady of Lima

Scott Detweiler

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2013 (Detweiler Records)

Lady of Lima is an instrumental collection of pieces composed by Scott Detweiler. "The Sun Will Rise", composed for string quartet and alto saxophone, was inspired by the Hurricane Katrina disaster that struck New Orleans in 2005. Each of the four movements tells a chapter in Detweiler's story about the incident. Although he was not living in the Crescent City at the time of the tragedy, it affected him because of the devastation suffered by most of his family, including his siblings and their families, his parents, aunts, uncles and cousins and hundreds of childhood friends and neighbors. The first movement, "Glisten" is his musical interpretation of the glisten of lights on the flood waters. The water was still, the air was silent and since there was no electricity, the only lights available shine off of the water were the headlights of emergency vehicles or flashlights from the boats of emergency rescue teams. The second movement, "Dixie", is how New Orleans should sound (at least to the ears of the composer). The third movement, "Dirge", is a memorial penned to honor those who suffered the ultimate sacrifice at the hands of the storm. (Detweiler was on stage to conduct the premiere of "The Sun Will Rise" and could hear the audience sniffling and crying during the performance of "Dirge". It is considered to be one of his most moving compositions). The fourth and final movement, "Cigar", is Detweiler's musical portrait of a big man driving a big car through the dry streets of Post-Katrina New Orleans, smoking a big cigar. Because of the looting, fires, flood damage and the closed roads going into the city, goods like cigars were scarce until months after the disaster. The cigar is a symbol of prosperity and hope.

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  1. 1 The Sun Will Rise: Glisten (1st movement) 04:31 Info
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  2. 2 The Sun Will Rise: Dixie (2nd movement) 06:37 Info
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  3. 3 The Sun Will Rise: Dirge (3rd movement) 06:52 Info
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  4. 4 The Sun Will Rise: Cigar (4th movement) 04:26 Info
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  5. 5 Violin Duet Number 1 03:22 Info
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  6. 6 Violin Duet Number 2 02:45 Info
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  7. 7 Lady of Lima 07:07 Info
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Mercy Of The Groove

Scott Detweiler

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2012 (Detweiler Records)

MERCY OF THE GROOVE is the 5th Scott Detweiler release in his series of albums chronicling early 21st century live music in Los Angeles. Released in 2012, it is the only album in the series that features the quintet. It follows solo performances, RENDITIONATION INTEGRATION (2009) & INFUSION WENT AWAY (2009), and the trio on BLUE ROASTED JAZZ (2010) and BIG SCOTT (2011).

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  1. 1 Fleur De Lis 04:12 Info
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  2. 2 Medley: Preacherman/She Give Me Love/Blind Black Bird 12:23 Info
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  3. 3 Jesus Went Down To New Orleans 06:47 Info
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  4. 4 Take Five 05:48 Info
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  5. 5 Medley: Sister Marie/St John Bayou/Big Chief 20:11 Info
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