Just Me released 2015 is Tom's First attempt at a solo
album. Some of the album contains some tracks that were recorded years earlier
on a early digital ZOOM CD creation station, then exported years after when he
acquired the Apple/Protools solution.
All songs written,
performed, recorded, and produced by Tom Shirra All instruments Tom
represents Tom Shirra's first self produced solo album showcasing some
of the styles of music and instruments he plays. Tom has written,
performed, and recorded with many artists over the years. Many of the
songs have been on a shelf waiting for an album to put them on, so we
collected them to present here for you to enjoy. An eclectic collection
of Jazz, Electronic, Sound scapes, and even Classical stylings are
represented by this multi-instumentalist on this his first solo album.
"Hang up the phone" Is a funky rock tune with a public service message.
"Beach Day" A jazz/rock song written on the beach in Florida, features
a fretless bass solo.
"An Afternoon with you" A light piano jazz tune in a trio format,
Piano, Upright bass, and drums.
"Hey Mikey" A upbeat synth heavy techno rock song I wrote over 30 years
ago. The original song idea was played on a Roland Juno back when
polyphonic synths were new.
"Morning Thoughts" Is a soundscape based on 3 note cords played on a
fretless bass with a deep message.
"Outer Solace" A synth piece in the new age\ambident style.
"Crime Drama" Theme song type tune composed in garage band with a combo
of loops and live instruments.
"Ambawhat" Is a Jazz/new age type piece featuring bass and piano.
"Haunted Carousel" A jazz piece composed for the memories of an abandoned
amusement park I used to visit from my childhood.
"Road Back" A song of determination composed when I was getting back
into recording after a long absence.
"Left Hander" Is a piano etude written after meeting Jeff Berlin for
the first time. Left hand extansive in a uncommon time.
"One Fermender" Is a tribute to a high school English teacher that made
it a point to bring out the creativity in me and others.