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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States | SELF
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JESSE GANNON @ Four Seasons

SAINT LOUIS, Missouri, USA

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JESSE GANNON @ Llewelyn's Irish Pub

SAINT LOUIS, Missouri, USA

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JESSE GANNON @ Llewelyn's Irish Pub

SAINT LOUIS, Missouri, USA

SAINT LOUIS, Missouri, USA

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St. Louis' Jesse Gannon, along with a rotating cast of some of the city's most accomplished musicians, performed Gannon's debut album to an enthusiastic, music-savvy crowd at the Gramophone.

Jesse Gannon doesn't look like he would have a voice suited for classic soul, but he does and online meds cialis so much more. On his webpage he jokes, "If you don't want to be put into a genre, create one," which is exactly what he accomplished on his Loud Label album debut, "Future Vintage." On first listen the buy cheap viagra album harkens back to classic keyboard-based, funky soul, but delves deeper into tones of jazz, rock and a taste of cash advance in detroit mi everything in between.

Along with his rich, smooth vocals, Gannon is no slouch on the keys, and he's also a sharp songwriter. His melodies give a solid base for the players to run with what they do best. Improvisation reigned but never overshadowed the core Gannon created with unexpected tunes and lyrics that are at times playful, longing and alluring, and always loaded with strong imagery.

The album production is so tight and complex that it risked being difficult to render live. While the performances remained true to their recorded version, there was plenty of breathing room for Gannon and his team of 13 musicians to expand the songs, building them to fit the mood and each player's virtuosic talent.

Both on record and 1cheap cialis online during Sunday's performance, Gannon eschewed the generic viagra generic traditional band format of a few players who do everything together. Acting as the leader, he selected the best player for each part. Need a jazz flavor for "Times are Tough?" Bring in Grover Stewart for brushed drums. Then switch to Patrick Flynn for the rock-driven basis of "I Can't Stop," paired with Steve Johnston's electric guitar.

The band transcends genre labels with this rock foundation layered under Gannon's rhythm and blues style of keyboards, ultimately leading to horn solos from Christopher McBride on alto sax and Keith Moyer on trumpet. Later, McBride and Campbell went even further into jazz complexities at the end of "Disillusion Girl." Not cheesy "cool jazz," but the real deal, music created on the fly with skill and feeling.

This is St. Louis music, a blend of styles that originated on this turf. This music is the result of sprouting from the soil that grew Chuck Berry, Miles Davis and Johnnie Johnson. This wasn't lost on an audience enthusiastic for the complexity and appreciative of the more intricate aspects of the performance that are difficult to pigeonhole.

After calling musicians from the audience to take part, Gannon joked, "And now I'd like to invite anyone who has good jokes to tell while we tune guitars." An operation of this level takes a bit of extra time. It was worth the wait.

Two-thirds through the clear point debt consolidation show, people took to the dance floor for "The Rest of the Story" and were rewarded with a huge breakdown at the end before easing into the Brubakeresque interpretation of "Tenderly."

"Umbrella (She's a Lady)" brought the band back to a four-piece ensemble that sounded as big and generic low price cialis full as the night's earlier incarnations. Bassist Teddy Brookins gave the songs roots, while Johnston's acoustic guitar solo provided the blossoms at the end of a living, breathing performance.
- KDHX.org



St. Louis' Jesse Gannon, along with a rotating cast of some of the city's most accomplished musicians, performed Gannon's debut album to an enthusiastic, music-savvy crowd at the Gramophone.

Jesse Gannon doesn't look like he would have a voice suited for classic soul, but he does and online meds cialis so much more. On his webpage he jokes, "If you don't want to be put into a genre, create one," which is exactly what he accomplished on his Loud Label album debut, "Future Vintage." On first listen the buy cheap viagra album harkens back to classic keyboard-based, funky soul, but delves deeper into tones of jazz, rock and a taste of cash advance in detroit mi everything in between.

Along with his rich, smooth vocals, Gannon is no slouch on the keys, and he's also a sharp songwriter. His melodies give a solid base for the players to run with what they do best. Improvisation reigned but never overshadowed the core Gannon created with unexpected tunes and lyrics that are at times playful, longing and alluring, and always loaded with strong imagery.

The album production is so tight and complex that it risked being difficult to render live. While the performances remained true to their recorded version, there was plenty of breathing room for Gannon and his team of 13 musicians to expand the songs, building them to fit the mood and each player's virtuosic talent.

Both on record and 1cheap cialis online during Sunday's performance, Gannon eschewed the generic viagra generic traditional band format of a few players who do everything together. Acting as the leader, he selected the best player for each part. Need a jazz flavor for "Times are Tough?" Bring in Grover Stewart for brushed drums. Then switch to Patrick Flynn for the rock-driven basis of "I Can't Stop," paired with Steve Johnston's electric guitar.

The band transcends genre labels with this rock foundation layered under Gannon's rhythm and blues style of keyboards, ultimately leading to horn solos from Christopher McBride on alto sax and Keith Moyer on trumpet. Later, McBride and Campbell went even further into jazz complexities at the end of "Disillusion Girl." Not cheesy "cool jazz," but the real deal, music created on the fly with skill and feeling.

This is St. Louis music, a blend of styles that originated on this turf. This music is the result of sprouting from the soil that grew Chuck Berry, Miles Davis and Johnnie Johnson. This wasn't lost on an audience enthusiastic for the complexity and appreciative of the more intricate aspects of the performance that are difficult to pigeonhole.

After calling musicians from the audience to take part, Gannon joked, "And now I'd like to invite anyone who has good jokes to tell while we tune guitars." An operation of this level takes a bit of extra time. It was worth the wait.

Two-thirds through the clear point debt consolidation show, people took to the dance floor for "The Rest of the Story" and were rewarded with a huge breakdown at the end before easing into the Brubakeresque interpretation of "Tenderly."

"Umbrella (She's a Lady)" brought the band back to a four-piece ensemble that sounded as big and generic low price cialis full as the night's earlier incarnations. Bassist Teddy Brookins gave the songs roots, while Johnston's acoustic guitar solo provided the blossoms at the end of a living, breathing performance.
- KDHX.org


INTRODUCTION: Every so often I am going to feature a noteworthy MySpace friend. Towards that end, I have decided to feature singer, songwriter and keyboardist extraordinaire, Jesse Gannon.

BODY: Please take a look at his MySpace pages at http://www.myspace.com/jessegannon and http://www.myspace.com/chocolatefog.

Questions for Jesse Gannon:

Q1: How long have you been a performing musician and who got you into music?

A1: I've been performing since i was six or seven; but they didn't start paying me till i was about 20.



Q2: Where do you enjoy performing in the St. Louis area the most and why?

A2: anywhere with a piano (if its tuned they get bonus cool points)...probably the Sheldon concert hall



Q3: Is there an artist, group and/or set of artists who has/have influenced you?

A3: Ahh the old "influences" dilemma. Let me look here in my "most impressive/obscure influences dictionary"....Ahh yes! here we are. I've been heavily influenced by jazz and old school funk. Although I have worn thin many a Beatles and Zeppelin album. Harry Connick, Ahmad Jamal, Mulgrew, Herbie, Errol Garner, Prince, Jimi, Betty Davis, miles, Al Green, Kurt Elling, D'angelo,...all those funky, swingin dudes. Singer songwriters too: Harry Nilson, joni, James Taylor....Oh you wanted me to pick just one?



Q4: My fave song of yours is "Umbrella." I relate to the song on a literary level (if I may be uber-pretentious for a minute); the lady in the song reminds me of the mythical "fairies" in English Literature. The fairies of English lore were beautiful temptresses who had one problem--they can never "love." An example of this would be Keats' "La Belle Dame sans Merci." Click here for an explanation of the poem. What made you write that song?

A4: It stems from my experiences in communication with strange women in public places....i.e. bars.



Q5: Do you booze it up every so often? If you do, what does Jesse Gannon prefer?

A5: Ahh yes. my liver and I have ventured many an outing together. i don't get drunk very often,however. Nay, i enjoy more of a slow burn...my gin and pilsners help out out with that..

recipe-The Republican:
a few ice cubes
shot of gin
add Pabst Blue Ribbon, or a Heinekin


Q6: There's a picture in your MySpace album subtitled, "This is what my soul looks like. Me in 50 yrs." Who is that man in the picture, and would you please explain what you meean by the subtitle?

A6: Thats my Grandpa Jim. I feel i have an old soul: especially when I interact with my peers. Ill probably look like him when im his age too. This pic is like a before/after/interior/exterior illustration.



Q7: Tell us about your band members. Where did you meet each of them, and what does each of them bring to jessegannon truth?

A7: Oh man, essay questions. I could write for days on these dudes. Ill go chronologically.

Golden Molden Picket: I met him a little over 5 years ago at a jam session over at bassist Ben Wheelers house. He was swingin as usual. But we didn't start really workin together until about 6 months ago.I told him I was tryin to put a group together and gave him a rehersal cd to see if he dug. He actually learned the songs--and the lyrics! Thats how I knew he was into it. And he can write! Now I'M into him. We're like a dynamic duo now. Picket is a sincere artist who devotes himself; which is a quality hard to find in freelance gigging musicians.

Theo Brookins: Ive known ted for a few years and played with him with several local artists. He's a ridiculous technician both instrumentally and electronically (he can run sound through a brick), can groove his tail off and his memory seems photographic.
Craig "C-Flow" Florez: To know craig is to love him, until you get to know him. Just Kidding. He is the ultimate pop guitarist...He got soundz fo days. I dont remember exactly when we met. In fact, i don't think he was ever really born but has apparently existed as a transient being for centuries. his first incarnation was as a bubbling couldron of vodka, gradually morphing into the guitar god we see before us today. He still retains, however many of the initial couldronic qualities of his primary former state. He made his mark in LA for a few years and is makin a new one here with the truth. He's a great performer and his knowledge of theory makes him highly communicable.

Deep Bob Deboo: Bob deboo can play the bass viol. This is an understatement...he's coldblooded! also electric. Ive known him for about a year after meeting him on-you guessed it- a gig. He's also a drum n bass producer and makes music from raw sound samples.. you know, samples of slapping babies, breaking bones, forlorn wails of despair, toy room antics. Pretty standard fare. Dont ask him how he attains these samples. He'll kill you and sample it.. And you can bet the TRUTH will put it in a song! - Peter Van Lunen


INTRODUCTION: Every so often I am going to feature a noteworthy MySpace friend. Towards that end, I have decided to feature singer, songwriter and keyboardist extraordinaire, Jesse Gannon.

BODY: Please take a look at his MySpace pages at http://www.myspace.com/jessegannon and http://www.myspace.com/chocolatefog.

Questions for Jesse Gannon:

Q1: How long have you been a performing musician and who got you into music?

A1: I've been performing since i was six or seven; but they didn't start paying me till i was about 20.



Q2: Where do you enjoy performing in the St. Louis area the most and why?

A2: anywhere with a piano (if its tuned they get bonus cool points)...probably the Sheldon concert hall



Q3: Is there an artist, group and/or set of artists who has/have influenced you?

A3: Ahh the old "influences" dilemma. Let me look here in my "most impressive/obscure influences dictionary"....Ahh yes! here we are. I've been heavily influenced by jazz and old school funk. Although I have worn thin many a Beatles and Zeppelin album. Harry Connick, Ahmad Jamal, Mulgrew, Herbie, Errol Garner, Prince, Jimi, Betty Davis, miles, Al Green, Kurt Elling, D'angelo,...all those funky, swingin dudes. Singer songwriters too: Harry Nilson, joni, James Taylor....Oh you wanted me to pick just one?



Q4: My fave song of yours is "Umbrella." I relate to the song on a literary level (if I may be uber-pretentious for a minute); the lady in the song reminds me of the mythical "fairies" in English Literature. The fairies of English lore were beautiful temptresses who had one problem--they can never "love." An example of this would be Keats' "La Belle Dame sans Merci." Click here for an explanation of the poem. What made you write that song?

A4: It stems from my experiences in communication with strange women in public places....i.e. bars.



Q5: Do you booze it up every so often? If you do, what does Jesse Gannon prefer?

A5: Ahh yes. my liver and I have ventured many an outing together. i don't get drunk very often,however. Nay, i enjoy more of a slow burn...my gin and pilsners help out out with that..

recipe-The Republican:
a few ice cubes
shot of gin
add Pabst Blue Ribbon, or a Heinekin


Q6: There's a picture in your MySpace album subtitled, "This is what my soul looks like. Me in 50 yrs." Who is that man in the picture, and would you please explain what you meean by the subtitle?

A6: Thats my Grandpa Jim. I feel i have an old soul: especially when I interact with my peers. Ill probably look like him when im his age too. This pic is like a before/after/interior/exterior illustration.



Q7: Tell us about your band members. Where did you meet each of them, and what does each of them bring to jessegannon truth?

A7: Oh man, essay questions. I could write for days on these dudes. Ill go chronologically.

Golden Molden Picket: I met him a little over 5 years ago at a jam session over at bassist Ben Wheelers house. He was swingin as usual. But we didn't start really workin together until about 6 months ago.I told him I was tryin to put a group together and gave him a rehersal cd to see if he dug. He actually learned the songs--and the lyrics! Thats how I knew he was into it. And he can write! Now I'M into him. We're like a dynamic duo now. Picket is a sincere artist who devotes himself; which is a quality hard to find in freelance gigging musicians.

Theo Brookins: Ive known ted for a few years and played with him with several local artists. He's a ridiculous technician both instrumentally and electronically (he can run sound through a brick), can groove his tail off and his memory seems photographic.
Craig "C-Flow" Florez: To know craig is to love him, until you get to know him. Just Kidding. He is the ultimate pop guitarist...He got soundz fo days. I dont remember exactly when we met. In fact, i don't think he was ever really born but has apparently existed as a transient being for centuries. his first incarnation was as a bubbling couldron of vodka, gradually morphing into the guitar god we see before us today. He still retains, however many of the initial couldronic qualities of his primary former state. He made his mark in LA for a few years and is makin a new one here with the truth. He's a great performer and his knowledge of theory makes him highly communicable.

Deep Bob Deboo: Bob deboo can play the bass viol. This is an understatement...he's coldblooded! also electric. Ive known him for about a year after meeting him on-you guessed it- a gig. He's also a drum n bass producer and makes music from raw sound samples.. you know, samples of slapping babies, breaking bones, forlorn wails of despair, toy room antics. Pretty standard fare. Dont ask him how he attains these samples. He'll kill you and sample it.. And you can bet the TRUTH will put it in a song! - Peter Van Lunen


Discography

debut album

Future Vintage

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/future-vintage/id680594157
jessegannontruth@gmail.com

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Introducing Jesse Gannon and Truth
You need to hear The Truth!

Combine the improvisational elements of soul/broken beat and post-bop grooves with a sophisticated harmonic palette and garnish with introspective, unforgettably lyrical melodies and you have the recipe for a tasty soulphistapop excursion.
Songwriter/pianist jesse gannon and his band TRUTH deliver a shockingly fresh and dynamic show brandishing a fearless and charismatic drummer and a spontaneous melder of rock, jazz, soul styles on guitar. The florid, hand-crafted acoustic and electronic key work jesse provides is a uniquely broad, supportive spectrum of color for his raspy, bold, and at times plaintive song. Completing the lineup are two crisp horns and two bassists(electric and acoustic upright); which is perhaps the most obvious signal among conaisseurs at a performance that something interesting is about to be heard. These sonic artisans provide the Truth with a much broader list of play options and textures.
"If you don't want to be put into a genre, create one!" This innovative music collective was formed by JesseJamesGannon, who as a pianist, writer, producer, and vocalist, has been involved in several musical endeavors in St. Louis and abroad. In addition to playing many of the top musical venues in St .Louis, he has also traveled and shared the stage with such notables as The Temptations, Steve Ewing of the Urge, India Arie and also numerous local artist. His intense performance style and depth of musicality have been a welcome addition to many stages for nearly ten years and counting. Jesse has just released his debut album "Future Vintage' on The Loud Label, and is currently cultivating an underground buzz among musicians and critics and is poised to burst into mainstream ears with a freshness.

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