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Hurricane Harvey Relief Album-Houston Food Bank

This just in: My song "Storm of Changes" has just been included in the "HEALERS 4 HARVEY" charity album with all proceeds going to the Houston Food Bank serving the people affected by the hurricane. Please donate if you can...HURRICANE HEALERS.BANDCAMP.COM

https://hurricanehealers.bandcamp.com/track/storm-of-changes 

Check out the album here: https://hurricanehealers.bandcamp.com/releases

Organized by Dani Felt...https://www.facebook.com/Dani.Felt

About the Houston Food Bank: 


The Houston Food Bank is a solution to both hunger and food waste. Nationally recognized by Feeding America as Food Bank of the Year in 2015, the Houston Food Bank is the largest source of food for hunger relief charities in 18 southeast Texas counties. Each year, the Food Bank feeds 800,000 individuals through a network of 600 food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other charities. We distribute fresh produce, meat and nonperishables from our warehouse at 535 Portwall, where we also prepare nutritious hot meals for kids in our new state-of-the-art Keegan Kitchen. We rescue food before it reaches the landfill through our Retail Pickup program with area grocery stores. Additional community services include nutrition education, school-based programs and SNAP (formerly food stamps) application assistance. Founded in 1982, the Houston Food Bank is a certified member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network, with a four-star rating from Charity Navigator.


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Bob Crawford--The Jazz Master

  • Thursday,Jun 01, 2017

 Longtime Jazz Artist

Robert M. Crawford, stage name Bob Crawford, is a long time jazz artist from the Bronx, New York.  He has been a jazz artist since 1974 and plays guitar, keyboards, bass, and guitar synthesizer.

Bob tells us, “Regarding my own music I write in in genres such as Contemporary Crossover Jazz, Pop, R&B, Indie Rock, Dance, Singer-Songwriter, New Country, and Folk idioms.”

Publications

Bob’s  major achievements are the publication of "Symmetric Cycles" (released on May 1, 2011 by RMCO MUSIC & distributed by Charles Colin Publications), his advanced music theory book inspired by the work of John Coltrane, Pat Martino, & Nicholas Slonimsky.” Symmetric Cycles”, published offers new ways of stretching the melodic and harmonic boundaries of Modal Jazz, Blues, Pentatonic Rock, Latin (Montunos, etc.) Reggae, World Music, etc., creating sound colors that will open your ears in ways you may not have experienced before. It also is extremely useful compositionally - connecting chords in very unique ways, adding emotional sound colors to original musical works. As a teaching tool it is very valuable for advanced students as well as seasoned players.

You can preview several pages of the book on Bob’s website by clicking on the book cover and then clicking on the “Look Inside” tab  http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/ 

"Symmetric Cycles” can be ordered at Jamey Aebersold’s Jazzbooks site: http://www.jazzbooks.com/jazz/product/SYMC

Or by calling Charles Colin Publications at 845-680-6880, their websitehttp://www.charlescolin.com/order1.htm

The release of his 2 Crossover Jazz albums BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol. 1 on June 1, 2013 distributed by Catapult, Inc. and available at i-TunesAmazonMP3Bandcamp, & Google Play.

Bob writes his own songs in genres such as Pop, R&B, Indie Rock, Contemporary Jazz, Dance, Singer-Songwriter, New Country, and Folk idioms. For Crossover Jazz he writes melodies & moods that he hears in his head based on emotions that he feels at the time. For all others, he writes mostly about relationships and their ups & downs.

Bob has recorded the following albums, BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol 1 (Melodic/Romantic Jazz). & BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol 2 (Uptempo Jazz Party Music). on June 1, 2013.  Available at i-TunesAmazonMP3,Bandcamp, & Google Play.

Bob’s jazz musical influences include John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Pat Martino, Horace Silver, Alan Holdsworth, and Larry Carlton. Bob’s best songs pertaining to Jazz that he created are Wheeling, Babycake Walk, Floater, Ondulando, & Hi Steppin’.  “I write melodies & moods simultaneously that I’m hearing in my head based on emotions that I’m feeling at the time.”

Goals

Bob is actively seeking music licensing/placement opportunities with recording artists, for theme songs/underscoring/transitions in film/TV, radio advertising and product placement, business presentations, ringtones, video games, websites,etc.

Bob’s Advice

My advice to Jazz artists is to learn your instrument, practice as much as you can, (especially recording yourself when playing with Music Minus One type recordings, and then listening back to what you sound like…like biofeedback except with music). Also play at as many venues as possible with as many people as possible…jam sessions, etc., network with other Jazz players, and above all, STAY POSITIVE…Rejection is part of this business and doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re not good enough…it usually means that what & how you play stylistically may not be a good fit for what the bandleader, A&R rep, record executive, club owner, etc. needs at the time.

“Thank you to Joseph Bennett for this opportunity. Special thanks to Larry Harlow, Pat Martino, Mick Taylor, Bertha Hope, Ray Vega, Phil Benoit, Maxine Brown, Kotie Cannon, Jess Nadelman, Wendy Caplin, Beverly Crosby, Dave Forman, Jon Geist, Monica Hope, Barry and Miriam Kulick, Eleanor Lance, Frank Levi III,  Raymond Hernandez-Ruiz, Lee Schechtman, Neal Shulman, Annette Ward, Tim Weil, Mick Oakleaf, and Lyndell Williams.”

Article link: https://www.talentraters.com/post-blog.php?blogNews=163

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R&B/Soul & Pop/Rock song collections on Reverbnation...

For R&B/Soul collection...

Bob Crawford—Songwriter/Producer--R&B/Soul

 http://www.reverbnation.com/playlist/view_playlist/3395579?page_object=artist_1579271


For Pop/Rock collection...

Bob Crawford-Songwriter/Producer—Pop/Rock

http://www.reverbnation.com/playlist/view_playlist/3395589?page_object=artist_1579271

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Music For Your Advertising Needs

PRESS RELEASE

Do you need music for your business ads/presentations? As President at RMCO MUSIC I am actively licensing my music for business presentations, to advertisers, product placement, for underscoring/transitions for film & TV, radio advertising, ringtones, video games, websites, etc. in genres such as Pop, R&B/Soul, Crossover Jazz, Indie Rock, Dance, & Singer-Songwriter idioms.

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Bob Crawford-RMCO MUSIC on Google, Yahoo, & Bing Search engines

After weeks of research, I’ve finally been able to put my name & company at the top of the 3 major search engines–Google, Yahoo, and Bing. All you have to do…
BOBCRAWFORDMUSIC.WORDPRESS.COM

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Bob Crawford's Interview on Pulin 4 Jazz

For those who couldn't attend or missed my interview on Sunday, December 13, 2015 on Pulin 4 Jazz here is the entire interview (roughly 1 hour long). https://archive.org/…/BobCrawfordShowOnPulin4Jazz121315.151…
There was a glitch at the top of the interview because of phone connection problems (NYC to Las Vegas) but after the first 2 tunes ("Wheeling" & "Floater") the interview continued without incident.

We’ll be discussing my John Coltrane/Pat Martino/Nicholas Slonimsky music theory book “Symmetric Cycles”, as well as my musical history and compositions. Several of my Jazz tunes will also be played on the show from my 2 albums BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol. 1 & 2… both available at AmazonMP3, Bandcamp, iTunes, Google Play, & Spotify.

All proceeds go to The Early Childhood Music Education Foundation, spreading the word that young children are the ultimate benefactors of the program’s efforts by exposing them to Jazz and keeping America’s original classical music alive.

Thank you in advance for checking it out...all comments are welcome...

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Review of Bob Crawford—RMCO MUSIC

ALADAY LLC…Business 101…Today We Talk Jingles

Written By: Aaron Aveiro

We’ve all heard commercial jingles. That distinct sound of McDonalds, “You deserve a break today” or the Kentucky Fried Chicken,“Finger Lickin’ Good”…

Almost all major companies have a jingle to identify with. So why don’t smaller companies? I’ve been thinking a lot about that lately. I mean after all what part of a jingle is NOT part of a Company’s Brand? So, since I ask clients every day…What is your company’s brand??? So as the sun peeked through the office window bringing the mid-fall day warmth to my face I thought I’d touch on how to develop your company’s brand for a second or two this afternoon. Well, there is also the fact that I spoke with Bob Crawford, a musician that does exactly that, writes music for companies to use to promote their business and develop their Company Brand.

A song or a jingle is always a nice touch. Can you afford it is usually the question that first comes to mind. Well the way the music industry works you may very well be able to have you very own song or jingle developed for your company.

So without further ado…Meet Bob Crawford…Bob is President of RMCO Music/BMI currently residing in a city so great that they named it twice…New York, New York.

You can find some information on Bob here…and here….well here’s another link too…

You’ll find a wide variety of musical styles on Bob’s You Tube station…Bob Crawford/RMCO MUSIC YouTube Playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/bobcrawford1949/playlists

Some Jazz: Bob Crawford/RMCO MUSIC Crossover Jazz #1 (Midtempo/Romantic) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVg4ILJdIFU&list=PLYTatzwr5gvixwR_hbIqqvi3Kl7NwLtOf

Bob Crawford/RMCO MUSIC Crossover Jazz #2 (Uptempo) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g__VpYRQjaU&list=PLYTatzwr5gvhDXrSyJzVRTFHDyd_Cv-im

Pop and Rock: For Pop/Rock Collection: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Bob+Crawford--Pop%2FRock+Collection

 R&B/Soul: For R&B/Soul Collection: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Bob+Crawford--R%26B%2FSoul+Collection

When asked to describe his business:

As President of RMCO Music I work as a songwriter/composer, producer, & consultant providing original customized music for clients involved with music supervision, underscoring/transitions in film, TV, advertising and product placement, corporate presentations, video games, ringtones, etc. in Pop, R&B/Soul, Crossover Jazz, Indie Rock, Dance, & Singer-Songwritergenres.

 Are you actively looking to bring on new clients?

As a matter of fact, I am looking for clients needing original music for business advertising & presentations. As President at RMCO MUSIC I am actively licensing my music to artists, music supervisors, and advertisers for film, TV, product placement. etc. ringtones, video games, and the like in the Pop, R&B/Soul, Crossover Jazz, Indie Rock, Dance, Singer-Songwriter, & New Country genres.

When asked about costs:

It depends…there are always variables but the basic fee structure is one that consists of a flat fee and royalty…Bob is registered with BMI. For those of you that are not familiar with how music works…unless you purchase ALL the rights to a piece of music…for example if you buy the “rights” to your favorite song, Jingle Bells…anyone using the song other than “Listening pleasure” you must pay a fee/license for the “right to use” the song in your commercial. There are more in-depths do’s and don’ts in owning the rights to a piece of music. But those are the basics. If someone owns a piece of music they will always make revenues on it…

Here are the basic fees:

Radio Promo

Local $98.00

Regional (generally five states) $180.00

National $252.00

 

So the royalty all depends on the negotiations.

So if you have been wondering about a Jingle to help develop your Company Brand give Bob a call and see what you can work out…

Until Next Time…

Happy Gardening…

Written By: Aaron Aveiro

Photographs courtesy Bob Crawford and Aaron Aveiro

 

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From Maximum Musician’s Magazine (Reprint)

Review by Marcel Pyron February 20, 2015

Bob Crawford—The Instrumental Giant

Bob Crawford is a multi-talented instrumentalist…his music has so much to offer that it is unbelievable. His music is remarkably clever, solid, and full of incredible professionalism. Everything from the drums to the guitars is outstanding. You will find yourself amazed by his intelligent talent and rhythm. The creativity of each piece is stunning, soulful, fluid, and perfectly produced. One thing for sure is when you listen to him, you will enjoy the his complex harmonies and grooves that seem unstoppable.

Bob Crawford, born in the Bronx, NY, is one of those rare people combining musicality, scholarship, and business acumen into one seamless individual. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 1971 (Phi Beta Kappa/Magna cum laude) Bob embarked on his musical career full time. From being the Musical Director, Guitarist, and Vocalist for the National Company of Paul Sills' "Story Theatre"(1972-3) to the publishing of his John Coltrane, Pat Martino, Nicholas Slonimsky-inspired music theory book “Symmetric Cycles" (by RMCO MUSIC in 2011), Bob has been actively involved in songwriting, arranging, producing, and studio work as a guitarist and vocalist for the past 30 years.

In 1975, Bob founded Josandra Rehearsal Studios in NYC, which became the home of such celebrated musicians as Pat Martino, Larry Harlow, Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver, Mongo Santamaria, Slide Hampton, Sam Jones, Tom Harrell, Kevin Eubanks, Larry Coryell, John Abercrombie, Brand X, Tom Rush, John Hammond, Aztec 2 Step, Jocelyn Brown, Meat Loaf, Loretta Devine, and Roz Ryan among many others.

In 1986 he acted as President of Lions' Den Recording in NYC until 1990 when he formed RMCO MUSIC, his full-service production, recording, publishing, and consulting company. In 1991, Larry Harlow (2008 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and Latin Music Hall of Fame Member) recorded "My Time Is Now"("Mi Tempo Liego") on the album of the same name, co-written by Bob Crawford and A. Dennis (Doc) Williams of the O'Jays released on Cache/Fania Records_ In 2006, Maxine Brown (R&B Hall of Fame Member and Tony Award Winner) recorded another of Bob's compositions "I Want To Be Loved" released on her album "From the Heart" (Mee Max Music, Inc.) He continues to write, publish, and place songs with recording artists, for underscoring in film, TV, product placement, ringtones, video games, etc. in genres such as Pop, R&B, Rock, Contemporary Crossover Jazz, Dance, Singer-Songwriter, and Folk idioms to this day. On June 1, 2013, Bob released BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol.1 & 2 on RMCO MUSIC, available at AmazonMP3, Bandcamp, iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify.

You will be very pleased by every song you hear from this phenomenal artist. The vast array of skills of this one man is truly music to ones ear. His impeccable attention to theory, complexity, and sheer creative tightness in his rhythm is enough to make any musician want to know his secrets. He is a master of his art, and a legend in his own time. You won't forget the day you heard "Bob Crawford," the completely amazing musical genius. He will stand out to, you with his invigorating musical abilities.

I strongly suggest you check out the single "Babycake Walk"…it has a enormous groove to it that will make one want to strut downtown. The bass in the song is nothing less than amazing, with killer pops that stand out. Everything about this song will stand out to you, not one instrument is lacking. It is so full of flavor that it will make your mouth water. Bob Crawford has out done himself with this great instrumental work of art. It is total masterpiece and should be streamed everywhere for the world’s listening pleasure. I give a 5-star and two thumbs all the way up and I know you will too.

Babycake Walk: https://www.box.com/s/5eojp514gcwhifgps67u

Links to Bob Crawford:

Official Website: http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/ 
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bob-crawford/44/22a/305/ 
Blogger.com: https://www.blogger.com/home?pli=1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bobcrawford.rmcomusic 
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/bobcrawford 
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/bobcrawford1949 
Soundcloud (RMCO Music): https://soundcloud.com/rmco-music/sets 
Twitter: http://twitter.com/rmcomuse

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ION INDIE MAGAZINE Review of Bob Crawford—RMCO MUSIC (Reprint)

Review by Kiki Plesha

Other than the 'jaunty chapeau in his photo, it would be safe to say that Bob Crawford wears many hats...and they are of many styles. Bob's talent has been far-reaching; encompassing Rock, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Folk, Alternative and New Country--and many variances in between. And under all those hats resides the man himself...Musician, Producer, Author, Consultant, Guitarist, Arranger, Stage Manager, Recording Engineer and Composer. He is a one-man phenomenon and even, at times, a one-man-band.

Having been in the music industry for quite some time, Bob has a rather large song catalog and long track record, working with such varied artists as Jocelyn Brown, Mick Taylor, Maxine Brown, Dennis Williams (O’Jays, Temptations), Larry Harlow, Ron Richardson, Carl Hall, Aztec 2 Step, Beverly Crosby, Loretta Devine, and Vondie Curtis Hall.

As President of RMCO MUSIC, a full service Music Production/Event Management company, Bob is BUSY...currently working with Grammy Award winner Larry Harlow and Zon del Barrio in NYC. He is the author of newly published "Symmetric Cycles", his John Coltrane/Pat Martino/Nicholas Slonimsky-inspired music theory book. He has also recorded 2 Crossover Jazz instrumentals "BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC Presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol. 1 a 2", available from AmazonMP3, Bandcamp, iTunes & Google Play, and Spotlfy. In his "spare" time, he also provides customized music for business advertising. Excuse me...I think I need a nap just WRITING about Bob Crawford...OK, I'm BACK!

Bob was Musical Director/Guitarist/Singer for the National Company of Paul Sills'"Story Theatre", which enjoyed a year-long run on Broadway, coveting 2 Tony Awards and a nomination.

Bob also wrote "My Time Is Now" (19911 with Dennis Williams [(O’Jays, Temptations) recorded by Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winner and Latin Music-Salsa Hall of Fame member Larry Harlow for Cache Records (Fania). He additionally wrote "I Want To Be Loved" [2006) recorded by R&B Hall of Fame member and Tony Award winner Maxine Brown. He has worked as a Session Guitarist, Vocalist. Writer, Producer, and Arranger, for artists ranging from Phoebe Snow to McFadden & Whitehead for 30 years.

Note to self: It has just occurred to me what a slacker I am.

Bob Crawford's many accomplishments and the roster of notable names he has worked with goes on and on.

In all seriousness, this man means BUSINESS...the music business, that is.

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Like Some Jazz for the Holidays?

Hi folks--Here is some Jazz for this holiday season...

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BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol. 1 contains relaxing music for after dinner, in front of a fire, or just to chill out over the holidays...

Now available via the following online stores…You can preview/purchase individual tracks starting at $0.99 or the entire album starting at $5.99...Prices may vary from store to store…

Bandcamp: http://bobcrawford.bandcamp.com/

AmazonMP3: http://amzn.to/1a4URvx

i-Tunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/contemporary-jazz-crossover/id660466729

GooglePlay: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Bob_Crawford_Contemporary_Jazz_Crossover_Instrumen?id=Bs3o237bexdnvu6iambyedr2yyq

AND

BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol. 2 contains all uptempo Jazz & jazz/funk tunes for party time, dancing, etc.

Now available at the following online stores…You can preview/purchase individual tracks starting at $0.99 or the entire album starting at $5.99...Prices may vary from store to store…

Bandcamp: http://bobcrawford.bandcamp.com/album/bob-crawford-rmco-music-presents-contemporary-jazz-crossover-instrumentals-vol-2

At AmazonMP3: http://www.amazon.com/Contemporary-Jazz-Crossover-Instrumentals-Vol/dp/B00DDX5HM2/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1371409470&sr=301-1

i-Tunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/contemporary-jazz-crossover/id661737695

GooglePlay: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Bob_Crawford_Contemporary_Jazz_Crossover_Instrumen?id=Bl3hokernx6zoykptvgznq2h6k4  

Wishing everyone a happy and safe Christmas & New Year...

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Introducing BOB CRAWFORD--RMCO MUSIC

INTRODUCING BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC

Bob Crawford -Official Website    http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/

I am the President of RMCO MUSIC/NYC/USA working as a songwriter/composer, producer, guitarist, arranger, vocalist, recording engineer, Stage manager/Live Sound Engineer (currently with Grammy Award winner and Latin Music Hall of Fame member Larry Harlow, Zon del Barrio, and Jon Geist’s Guitar Studio Workshop Concert Series in NYC), consultant, studio owner, and now newly published author of "Symmetric Cycles", my John Coltrane/Pat Martino/Nicholas Slonimsky-inspired music theory book.

I also provide customized music for business advertising and am actively seeking music licensing/placement opportunities with recording artists, for underscoring/transitions in film, TV, advertising and product placement, ringtones, video games, etc. in genres such as Pop, R&B/Soul, Indie Rock, Contemporary Jazz, Dance, Singer-Songwriter, New Country, and Folk idioms.

Having  been in the music industry for quite some time I have a rather large song catalog & long track record, working with such varied artists as Jocelyn Brown, Mick Taylor, Maxine Brown, Dennis Williams (O’Jays, Temptations), Larry Harlow, Ron Richardson, Carl Hall, Aztec 2 Step, Beverly Crosby, Loretta Devine, and Vondie Curtis-Hall in such varied genres such as Pop, R&B/Soul, Contemporary Crossover Jazz, Rock, Dance, Singer-Songwriter, New Country, and Folk idioms.          

I have been producing artists in genres such as Pop, R&B, Rock, Contemporary Jazz, Dance, Singer-Songwriter, New Country, and Folk idioms for 25 years, ranging from Jocelyn Brown to Larry Harlow to Mick Taylor to Maxine Brown, among many others. I have my own recording studio, RMCO MUSIC, in Chelsea in Manhattan, or if you prefer another one we can work there, or online, if you so desire. Please let me know if you would like to set up a meeting so that we can more fully discuss your project. In the meantime, check out my official website below so that you can find out a bit more about me.

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Bob Crawford--RMCO MUSIC--Now on YouTube

For Crossover Jazz Collection:

Bob Crawford/RMCO MUSIC Crossover Jazz #1 (Midtempo/Romantic) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVg4ILJdIFU&list=PLYTatzwr5gvixwR_hbIqqvi3Kl7NwLtOf

 

Bob Crawford/RMCO MUSIC Crossover Jazz #2 (Uptempo) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g__VpYRQjaU&list=PLYTatzwr5gvhDXrSyJzVRTFHDyd_Cv-im

 

For Pop/Rock Collection: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Bob+Crawford--Pop%2FRock+Collection

For R&B/Soul Collection: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Bob+Crawford--R%26B%2FSoul+Collection

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BOB CRAWFORD-RMCO MUSIC at the top of Search Engines--Google, Yahoo, and Bing

Official Website:  http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/

My Business Card:  http://www.ibosocial.com/bobcrawford1

My name & company (RMCO MUSIC) are now at the top of the 3 major search engines--Google, Yahoo, and Bing. All you have to do is to type in "bobcrawford-rmcomusic", "bobcrawford-symmetriccycles", or "Jazz--Bob Crawford" on any of the 3 sites and then click...6 pages of either Bob Crawford, RMCO Music, or both headings (roughly 60 entries) appear...this can drive a lot of traffic to my website which hopefully will result in some sales for my book "Symmetric Cycles" and my 2 Crossover Jazz albums BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol. 1 & 2.

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Bob Crawford—Going Mobile

For those using mobile phones, I just joined Advamobile where you can access my music, videos, blogs, and photos on the go. The URL is:www.adva.us/bobcrawford 

Text:  getbobcrawford to 444999

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MUSICAL RESUME                               

       

                                                 BOB CRAWFORD     

                                                     RMCO MUSIC

                                           229 West 26th St.  Suite 6A

                                               New York, NY 10001

                                                       212-255-2161

                                            rmco_music@hotmail.com      

                                Website: http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/

 

Musical Resume

1972-3    Musical Director and Guitarist/Singer for the National Company of Paul Sills’ “Story Theatre”

1976-7 House jazz guitarist for the Jazzmania Society in NYC

1977-8 House jazz guitarist for the Terrace at the Village Gate in NYC

1978-9 House jazz guitarist for the “Jazz Jam” series at “The Brook” in NYC

1981    Composed the score for the Off-Broadway production of “Graven Images”

1981    Composed the score for Playwrights’ Horizons production of “Personals”

1982    Wrote the jazz theory book “SYMMETRIC CYCLES”

2011    RMCO MUSIC published “SYMMETRIC CYCLES” distributed by Charles   Colin Publications, Tappan NY

2013    Released 2 Crossover Jazz albums on RMCO MUSIC distributed by Catapult, Inc.

            a) BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol. 1

            b) BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol. 2

 

1979-Present—Guitarist, Stage Manager, and Live Sound Engineer for Larry Harlow and the Fania All-Stars

 Albums include: Our Latin Feeling(1980), Yo Soy Latino (1983), The Sweet Smell Of Success (1984), My Time Is Now (1991), Latin Jazz Encounter(1998).

 Production, writing and co-writing credits include:

Larry Harlow, Jocelyn Brown, Maxine Brown, Mick Taylor, Dennis Williams (O’Jays, Temptations), Ron Richardson, Carl Hall, Aztec 2 Step, Beverly Crosby, Loretta Devine, and Vondie Curtis-Hall

 Wrote “My Time Is Now” (1991) with Dennis Williams (O’Jays, Temptations) recorded by Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner and Latin Music-Salsa Hall of Fame member Larry Harlow for Cache Records(Fania)

 Wrote “I Want To Be Loved” (2006) recorded by R&B Hall of Fame member and Tony Award winner Maxine Brown

 Session guitarist/vocalist/writer/ producer, and arranger for artists ranging from Phoebe Snow to McFadden & Whitehead for 30 years.

 

       Official Website: http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/
       Website 2:  http://ibosocial.com/bobcrawford1

       LinkedIn Site: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bob-crawford/44/22a/305/

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BOB CRAWFORD'S UPDATED WEBSITES WITH MUSIC IN 4 GENRES

Official Website: http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/

My business card: http://www.ibosocial.com/bobcrawford1

By way of introduction, my name is Bob Crawford and I am a 30-year veteran songwriter, producer, guitarist, vocalist, and arranger seeking music licensing/placement opportunities for recording artists, underscoring in TV, product placement, ringtones, video games, etc. in genres such as Pop, R&B, Rock, Contemporary Crossover Jazz, Dance, Singer-Songwriter, and Folk idioms.

Having been in the music industry for quite some time I have a rather large song catalogue and long track record, working with such varied artists as Jocelyn Brown,Mick Taylor, Maxine Brown, Larry Harlow, Dennis Williams (O’Jays, Temptations),Ron Richardson, Carl Hall, Aztec 2 Step, Beverly Crosby, Loretta Devine, and Vondie Curtis- Hall.

Here are links to some music in 4 different genres (by category, depending on your preference) in mp3/128kbps format for your consideration for various licensing/placement opportunities.

1) For Pop/Rock--Bob Crawford--Writer/Producer (14 songs)

http://www.reverbnation.com/playlist/view_playlist/3395589?page_object=artist_1579271

2) For Pop/New Country--Bob Crawford--Singer/Songwriter/Producer (9 songs)

http://www.reverbnation.com/playlist/view_playlist/3395578?page_object=artist_1579271

3) For R&B/Soul--Bob Crawford--Songwriter/Producer (18 songs)

http://www.reverbnation.com/playlist/view_playlist/3395579?page_object=artist_1579271

4) For Jazz & Crossover Jazz Instrumentals-- Bob Crawford—Musician/Writer/Producer (17 tunes)  

https://app.box.com/s/yy3y2bw3tsoiwid3ef2i

Bob Crawford's Music - RMCO Music - A Selection Of Jazz 

All music written and produced by Bob Crawford©Bob Crawford/RMCO MUSIC/BMI

Note: All compositions are full length and may be edited in any manner to fit particular needs/situations.

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Bob Crawford/RMCO MUSIC  Jazz Album Releases 

BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol. 1 is now available via the following online stores… You can preview/purchase individual tracks starting at $0.99 or the entire album starting at $5.99...Prices may vary from store to store…

CLICK HERE to listen to my music.

  

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BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol. 2 is now available via the following online stores… You can preview/purchase individual tracks starting at $0.99 or the entire album starting at $5.99...Prices may vary from store to store…

CLICK HERE to listen now.

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OTHER ONLINE STORES include:

Deezer.com (183 countries)         

eMusic.com (30 countries)           

iHeartRadio.com (1 country)

Medianet.com (3 countries)

(iMesh, Digital Media 2.0, LAC, iLike, Dynamic Media, HMV, Tesco, J. River, Inc., Samsung UK, Synacor US, Clearwire, Ebay Digital Music Center, MOG, etc.)        

Rdio.com (9 countries)

Rhapsody.com (17 countries)      

Spotify.com (33 countries)           

xBoxLive.com (8 countries)          

24-7Entertainment.com (11 countries)

(Play.com, Saturn, Media Markt, Weltbild, Ex Libris, Reggae Entertainment, CDON, Can West, etc.)

Coming Soon!   

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 ANNOUNCEMENT for BOB CRAWFORD’S NEWLY PUBLISHED MUSIC THEORY BOOK

                   ”SYMMETRIC CYCLES”             

NEW TOOLS FOR ADVANCED IMPROVISATION AND COMPOSITION FOR ALL MELODIC INSTRUMENTS

Announcing the release of  Bob Crawford’s newly published John Coltrane/Pat Martino/Nicholas Slonimsky-inspired music theory book "Symmetric Cycles" (Foreward by Mick Taylor -Rolling Stones/John Mayall) by RMCO MUSIC/Charles Colin Publications.

“Symmetric Cycles" offers new ways of stretching the melodic and harmonic boundaries of Modal Jazz, Blues, Pentatonic Rock, Latin (Montunos, etc.) Reggae, World Music, etc., creating sound colors that will open your ears in ways you may not have experienced before. It also is extremely useful compositionally--connecting chords in very unique ways, adding emotional sound colors to original musical works. As a teaching tool, it is very valuable for advanced students as well as seasoned players.

The "Symmetric Cycles" site offers a preview of several pages of the book. Here are 2 endorsements of the book by Larry Harlow and Bertha Hope:

“Very rarely does a book on advanced improvisation come to be published that makes sense. Bob Crawford, whom I have had the pleasure to have worked with professionally and known personally for over 30 years, has written just such a book. If you are a true musician and understand “movement of sound” you will certainly learn and enjoy from his newest venture into the world of improvising/composing in “Symmetric Cycles”… Read and learn from this master Guitarist and Teacher.”

Larry Harlow  Lifetime Grammy Award Winner-2008, Latin Music Hall of Fame Member, Pianist, Composer, Arranger, Producer, Bandleader, Founder of the Fania All Stars, CEO Latin Legends, Inc., Lecturer, Music Educator

“Standing on the shoulders of John Coltrane, Bob Crawford's innovative and mathematical approach to improvising and composing makes for one amazing musical adventure. Your diligence in implementing these concepts in various musical styles e.g. Modal, Jazz, Blues, Rock, World, etc. will lift your playing/writing to a higher and brighter level of complexity and sophistication. “Symmetric Cycles”-  a true musical breakthrough!!”

Bertha Hope-Booker  Pianist, Composer, Arranger, Recording Artist, Bandleader, Music Educator

"Symmetric Cycles” can be ordered by calling Charles Colin Publications at 845-680-6880, their website http://www.charlescolin.com/order1.htm or through my  website http://www.carosta.com/bobcrawford/. You can preview several pages of the book by clicking on the book cover.

AND at Jamey Aebersold’s Jazzbooks site:

http://www.jazzbooks.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=JAJAZZ&Product_Code=SYMC&Category_Code=#.UT9KAxz_mSo

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Here is a set of R&B/Pop/Rock music that I'm trying to license as a songwriter/producer...Vocalists include Jocelyn Brown, Carl Hall, Arline Burton, Mary Crawford, Angela Howell, Maria Howell, Wendell Morrison, Dennis Pendarvis, Olivia Faison, & Jennifer Lee Warren, among many others...

https://soundcloud.com/rmco-music/sets/pop-r-b-2

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Please check out my new YouTube channel: 

Bob Crawford/RMCO MUSIC YouTube Playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/bobcrawford1949/playlists

Featuring R&B/Soul, Pop/Rock, and Indie Pop/New Country songs

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Individual Styles:

For Pop/Rock Collection: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Bob+Crawford--Pop%2FRock+Collection 

For R&B/Soul Collection: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Bob+Crawford--R%26B%2FSoul+Collection 


For Crossover Jazz Collection:

Bob Crawford/RMCO MUSIC Crossover Jazz #1 (Midtempo/Romantic) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVg4ILJdIFU&list=PLYTatzwr5gvixwR_hbIqqvi3Kl7NwLtOf 

Bob Crawford/RMCO MUSIC Crossover Jazz #2 (Uptempo) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g__VpYRQjaU&list=PLYTatzwr5gvhDXrSyJzVRTFHDyd_Cv-im 

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Individual Songs & Compositions

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh0LBkNYZyRXNiWLhWmc0Lw/videos

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Need music for your business ads/presentations? As President at RMCO MUSIC I am actively licensing my original music to artists, music supervisors, and advertisers for film, TV, product placement. etc. ringtones, video games, and the like  in such varied genres such as Pop, R&B/Soul, Crossover Jazz, Indie Rock, Dance, Singer-Songwriter, New Country, and Folk idioms.

Here are 2 video projects using my Crossover Jazz Instrumentals as underscoring for visuals by Carola Rost of Hamburg, Germany...

1) Pictures of Brazil - Original Music (Ondulando) by Bob Crawford

Rio de Janeiro, the Iguassu Falls, and many other great views of Brazil along with Bob Crawford's fiery Latin Jazz Music underscoring for Carola Rost’s visuals

http://youtu.be/YcKQrWpjROA

2) Windsurfing - Original Music (Pipsqueak) by Bob Crawford

Beautiful photographs of Windsurfers around the globe with joyful uptempo jazz underscoring by Bob Crawford for Carola Rost’s visuals. The photos are available as posters worldwide. 

http://youtu.be/aZXMGuS8k4Y?list=PLfswhkCDPIwrG4w09QjeZlc6oDJCqbEgg

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