Talisman

by Bob Ruzzo

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The latest creation of mine. Thematic ambient jazz. All modal.
A mixture of songs in melodic minor and regular modes of major scale. With some regular stuff thrown in! Mostly all keyboard stuff with some guitar.


Blue cat - melodic minor
Armington loon incident - mixolydian b6
Almost Acapulco - harmonic minor (E)
Midnight cafe - Dorian "D"
Altered victory - Altered scale (melodic minor)
Anikka II - Lydian "C"
Latin mid-east harmonic minor - harmonic minor
Q Swing - Mixolydian
Gypsy caravan - double harmonic minor / Hungarian
Night in Istanbul - Dorian b2 (D)
Dissonances - Super Locrian "C"
March of retribution - Prometheus

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released April 7, 2017

BobRuzzo - production, guitars, keyboards, effects
Oat Willie - percussion
MASTERED with VLAD G's "Molot" and "Limiter 6" software
Recorded January thru April 2017

The original Talisman is located in Exeter, RI in an old mill building converted into an antique shop. I happened to be in the area and stopped at the shop to look around. Inside I found the Talisman on a table. He is a carved wooden figure and looks to be very old. The shopkeeper noticed me looking at the Talisman and approached me and told me if I rubbed the Talisman's head and made a wish, it would come true. I didn't say anything, just looked at the shopkeeper and walked away. I soon was drawn back to the Talisman and rubbed his head and made a wish.
That night I dreamed of the Talisman. But in the dream he was made of gold and the suns rays shone from him.He told me my wish would come true.
I wished for creativity and inspiration to make some new music. I had been going through a dry spell for a while and not doing any writing. Shortly after, within a few days I began writing and ideas kept flowing. I remembered in the dream the Talisman said when my wish came true I was to honor him in some way that was related to the wish I made. I remembered how he appeared in the dream so I decided to honor him by making a picture of him that I took while I was at the shop and make it album art for the new songs I had started to work on.
The Talisman said if my honoring pleased him I would no longer hear from him again. I have not heard from him since. I also remember him telling me in the dream that people who listened to the songs I had made, if they were inspired in some way, then he would appear to them in a dream. So only time will tell. Who knows how many other people may have had a similar experience while visiting that shop.

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Bob Ruzzo Cranston, Rhode Island

New collection of songs in the modes of major and melodic minor scales. Ambient, quirky light jazz. Keyboard based rhythm with MIDI instruments. Real drums and guitars!

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