FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Greg Speck

Greg Speck Music BMI

2709 North Rampart St

New Orleans, LA 70117

518-797-5139

11gspeck@gmail.com

GSM Records releases   Songs with Accordion, Bass and Percussion  

(Greg Speck Music BMI)

New Orleans, LA, (October 1, 2019) -Accordions, vocals, upright bass and world beat digital drums are the ingredients of this New Orleans, Louisiana gumbo simmering blues, rock, reggae, funk, jazz, Tex-Mex, with a hint of Cajun and zydeco way off in the background. 

As a resident of New Orleans, LA since 2010, Greg Speck (“Captain Squeeze”/”Commodore Squeeze”/”Squeeze”) has joined the musicians’ community as an accordion/keyboard member. After a lifetime career of producing fusion jazz with his band SuperNOVA and nouveau zydeco records with Captain Squeeze and the Zydeco Moshers, he has created a new series of personally influenced compositions about life in New Orleans and beyond. The songs are embellished with James Clark’s world beat digital percussion concepts and Sam Albright’s upright bass colorations. 

When asked to describe the music, Speck says these are singer songwriter stories that reflect his experiences with jazz and the global accordion music scene. 

“Greg’s songwriting weaves the project together in ways that will bring you thoughtfulness and laughter as he explores ideas both worldly and specific to New Orleans.”  (Mike Harvey, NOLA Recording Studios engineer/producer) “Greg Speck’s best vocal and piano accordion performances on record of his career…hands down!” (Brian Egan, percussionist)

For more information about this release visit www.captainsqueeze.com.

If you would like more information about this, please contact Greg Speck at 518-797-5139 or email at 11gspeck@gmail.com

COMMENTS FROM LISTENERS

Songs with Accordion, Bass and Percussion

GSM Records/BMI

Featuring Greg Speck, Sam Albright and James Clark

Michael Harvey    NOLA Recording Studios engineer/producer

In arrangements that highlight the trio instrumentation of his band, Greg Speck uses his various accordions, along with Sam Albright’s bass and James Clark’s organically played electronic percussion, to take the sound of this project to varied sonic scapes. Greg’s songwriting weaves the project together in ways that will bring you thoughtfulness and laughter as he explores ideas both worldly and specific to New Orleans. 

Greg Schatz, musician/French Quarter Fest production team

The new record is….”very innovative and an imaginative use of chords.”

Brian Egan, percussionist/vocalist

Greg Speck’s best vocal & piano accordion performances on record of his career…hands down!

James Clark, percussionist

For someone who plays a box he really knows how to think outside the box. A fresh take on the World music genre and an amazing experience personally.

Gerry Yoselovich, music educator and brass instruments performer

Well, I really love your record!  I like how your writing reflects your moods! The subjects are all real and you tackle them seriously and with humor.

Mark Mckay, percussionist and humorist

Excellent musical interaction by these three master musicians on Greg’s interesting, personal and unique compositions.

Will Robicheaux, accordionist

I LOVE your CD…wonderful lyrics, AWESOME zydeco licks, solid bass lines and FABULOUS drumming!

Eddy Lonzo, music critique and DJ

HANDS DOWN YOUR BEST WORK EVAHH!  Seriously, diversity with zydeco mixed with psychedelic world beat with a dash of reggae…lyrical genius.

Michael Richmond, bassist and music educator

This is a fun collection of music from NOLA with jazz modal and New World influences.  From the first beat of Put It in the Pan to the canonic Frère Jacques, you are transported to NOLA no matter where you call home.