Travelin' Light

Travelin' Light

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Travelin' Light is a vocal trio performing unique arrangements of jazz, jazz vocalese of great solos and standards. Ron Della Chiessa, host of the radio show 'Music America,' says: "I love this group. They've got a great, swinging sound."

Biography

Solos piano; solo guitar; Three-part vocals, brass; We offer a versatile group of professional musicians who can take care of your needs. As a vocal group, Travelin’ Light is about taking jazz tunes and standards and finding new things to say with them. “Bright Moments” and “From This Moment On” meeting for the first time; Peaches En Regalia performed w. original lyrics covering every note in Zappa’s opus; “But Not For Me” with Chet Baker’s signature intro and solo lyricized; “Peggy’s Blue Skylight” with each of Mingus’ ferocious parts and Booker Irvin’s solo covered...

Lyrics

But Not For Me (solo)

Written By: Steve Provizer

INTRO
Nothing quite completes the dream, When you're in a lovin' scene, than hearing, songs with lyrics searing,
Messages of fine romance, but with kisses and with steamy passion,
Oddly still in fashion. But on the other hand, there are those times when
Thoughts of love stand, Like iron shoes tossed out to Save a drowning man when...(They're writing songs of love...)

SOLO
I just can't seem to find a place where music doesn't follow me, constantly
Reminding that I'm lovely. Grocery aisles where muzak blares, the golden oldies everyone of them talks of nothing but love, I think that if I have to hear that Insipid word one more time, I may just flip and run amok
And grab a gun to hunt down zny writer who composes claptrap. I cannot escape from moons and Junes and spoons. Won't somebody please come and rescue me from all this bliss.
Porter, Berlin, Arlen and Gershwin
All the usual suspects who torture me and my fellow victims with their love songs...

Mercury Lead Sheet

Written By: Stephen Provizer

(Please see .pdf rider for lead sheet, as this box scrambles words).
MERCURY			Lyrics by Stephen Provizer; Music by Tura Gerards 
					August 2008 Ð © Buma Stemra The Netherlands


Gm	 Ebsus2			 Cm		D7
 YOU TRY TO LIVE LIKE LIFE'S just A PLAY,
Gm		 Ebsus2		 Cm		D7
 YOU TOY WITH ACTS OF JOY AND SORROW,
Gm		 Ebsus2			Cm		
 BUT WHAT YOU SAY YOU FEEL TODAY,
D7	 Cm		 		 D7
 YOU forget... 	TO FEEL TOMORROW.


	 C			 G
You are mercury. You have no core,
	 C			 G		F#m
You are mercury. You have no core.

Em
 YOUR SEARCH FOR KICKS IS ALL IN VAIN.
C
 THAT DESPERATE HUNT WON'T SET YOU FREE.
Em
 YOUR SEARCH FOR KICKS IS loss not gain,
D
 IT JUST INFLICTS MORE PAIN.



YOU LIKE TO CLAIM YOU GRAB THE DAYS,
THAT LIVING IN THE MOMENT IS YOUR ART
BUT I BELIEVE YOUR CHAMELEON WAYS
ARE JUST A WAY TO CAMOUFLAGE YOUR HEART.

You are mercury. You have no core,
You are mercury. You have no core.

YOUR SEARCH FOR KICKS IS ALL IN VAIN.
THAT DESPERATE HUNT WON'T SET YOU FREE.
YOUR SEARCH FOR KICKS is loss not gain,
IT JUST INFLICTS MORE PAIN.



C7				C7/G
	WHEN WE MAKE LOVE,
C7				C7/G
	I WATCH YOUR FACE
	G			F			 C
AND YOU.... 		DISAPPEAR BEFORE MY EYES.

C#7 D#7				 D7
 	 I SEE SO MUCH YEARNING,
	D#7	 D7
BUT NO... 	 DESIRE.
	D#7				 D7
I SEE PASSION (passion, passion),
			 Gm	 Ebsus2		 Cm		D7		
BUT WITHOUT THE FIRE...				 (BUT) WITHOUT THE
 Gm	 Ebsus2		 Cm		D7
FIRE...


YOUR MINDS AGLOW WITH TRUE CONVICTION
OF HOW TO BALANCE YANG AND YIN,
BUT IT feels like JUST A CONVENIENT FICTION,
IT'S HOW YOU KEEP yourself FROM
LIVING IN YOUR own SKIN.

You are mercury. You have no core,
You are mercury. You have no core.

YOUR SEARCH FOR KICKS IS ALL IN VAIN.
THAT DESPERATE HUNT WON'T SET YOU FREE.
YOUR SEARCH FOR KICKS is loss not gain,
IT JUST INFLICTS MORE PAIN.


		 C7				
When we make... (love),
	 G	
So much ... (pain)
		 C7				
When we make... (love),
	 G	
So much ... (pain)
	 C	
You are mercury...


Discography

Please check out our audio at the Media Files Tab. Also check out the CD Swim, written completely by Ed Meradith and performed by Ed, with help from Steve and Gabriella. Recently featured on the program "Music America," hosted by Ron Della Chiesa on WPLM-99.1 FM

Set List

This is a typical set list for the vocal trio plus guitar. Sets are about 50 minutes:
Bye Bye Blackbird-With special lyrics to a Keith Jarrett piano solo
Make Someone Happy
I Won't Dance
All of Me-King Pleasure solo
Midnight Indigo (a capella)
Summertime (a capella)
Lazy Afternoon-Duo for males
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To-with Chet Baker solo lyricized.
My Shining Hour
I Believe In You
Lonely Town
From This Moment On
But Not For Me-With intro and solo by Chet Baker lyricized.
Peggy's BLue Skylight
Undecided

For Weddings and Funerals(Ed and Gabriella):
The Wedding Song
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Fields of Gold
The Lords' Prayer
Ave Maria
On Eagles Wings
Amazing grace

Ed Meradith, Pianist
Repertoire: Multiple selections by each Artist/Composer:

Cole Porter
Geroge Gershwin
Harold Arlen
Irving Berlin
The Beatles
David Bowie
Bryan/Roxy Music
Davd Sancious
The Supremes
The Drifters
Phil Spector
Brian WIlson
Elvis Presley
Bach
Beethoven
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