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Living A Dream We're Not In

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Living A Dream We're Not In
Living A Dream We're Not In


While the world pandemic of 2020/21 made enormous havoc in the life of mankind, it seemed to have given musicians a plenty of opportunities to be inventive to create and produce something very special. This release is just one good example.

How did it start? Let's have the two artists explain: "During this pandemic I have been on St John in the US Virgin Islands and Jay has been in New York. After a tropical storm in the fall of 2020 I sent him a few tunes of solo piano recorded only out of sheer relief from the possible hurricane that day. After he listened, he asked if he could try to record a bass part on my song "Basic Sadness". When he sent it back it sounded like we were in the same room like the good old days. This was the genesis of this recording." - Garry Dial (pianist/composer/educator/Mary Lou Williams's favourite student)

"This project took about 4 months to complete. During that time, seasons changed, we both lost dear friends and family, and mankind had to look at itself in the mirror. We've all reflected on the past, and hold hope for the future...I have always looked at music as a gift. The friendship and music Garry and I have shared are among my greatest gifts." - Jay Anderson (bassist/composer/with over 100 appearances on SteepleChase recordings)

Personnel: Garry Dial (piano), Jay Anderson (bass)


  1. Name
  2. I Dare You
  3. Dasha's Dance
  4. Fasting
  5. Ostentagious
  6. Living A Dream I'm Not In
  7. Man With A Plan
  8. Basic Sadness
  9. Kate! Get Me My Vic
  10. Drunk With Love
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