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Discography

The following recordings feature Gary Motley as pianist, composer, arranger and/or producer.

Everything I Love  NEW! (2005) reunites Gary Motley with bassist Paul Keller and drummer Pete Siers. The trio was the rhythm section on Russell Malone's Black Butterfly CD. This recording also features vocalist Veronica Tate, bassist Neal Starkey and drummer Clay Hulet. Now available at CD Baby.com

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Keypers (2002) features Motley's arrangements of such standards as Sweet and Lovely and It Never Entered My Mind. If you enjoy traditional trio jazz, you'll enjoy this CD! Now available at Amazon.com

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The Good Life (2001) showcases the talents of vocalist Veronica Tate with the Gary Motley Trio. This recording of jazz standards includes My Romance, The Good Life, and Day In, Day Out. Now available at Amazon.com

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Compassion (2000) marks Gary Motley's return to the trio setting. This recording also showcases his talents as a composer. While this CD is comprised of many of Motley's notable originals like With All My Heart  and Monkology, it also contains such bebop standards as Daahoud and Boplicity. Now available at Amazon.com

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Kiddio (2000) by vocalist Oscar Sheppard was produced by Gary Motley Music, Inc. The CD includes Motley's swinging arrangement of Moondance and Sheppard's original compositions Home Alone and Heavy Weather.

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Close Your Eyes ... (1999) by TSA (The Swing Association) is the second project produced by Gary Motley Music, Inc. for this ensemble. This CD features Gary Motley as pianist, arranger and producer.

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Life Force Speaks (1999). This CD by saxophonists Joe Jennings and Howard Nicholson features Gary Motley as pianist.

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Affection: Music for Romance. Released by Intersound, Inc. in 1999, this recording features the music of the Gary Motley Trio along with such artists as Van Craven, George Mann and Tim Reed.

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Echoes of Ellington (1998). In Echoes of Ellington, Gary Motley honors one of America's most popular composers. more info

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Echoes of Brubeck (1998). In Echoes of Brubeck, Gary Motley pays tribute to Dave Brubeck-one of America's formost composers and song stylists. more info

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Echoes of Sinatra (1998). In Echoes of Sinatra, Gary Motley interprets Sinatra's standards in exquisite piano renditions. more info

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Echoes of Ella (1998). In Echoes of Ella Fitzgerald, Gary Motley captures the essence of Ella through his equally compelling piano stylings. more info

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Echoes of Billie (1998). In Echoes of Billie Holiday, Gary Motley captures the best of Billie Holiday's interpretive style through his equally compelling piano renderings. more info

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Anthem (1997) by the Taliesen Orchestra. Here, Gary Motley lends his arranging skills on the Beatles' composition Hey Jude featuring violinist Karen Briggs.

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Unsung Heroes (1997). This Cd by trumpeter Ron Taylor features pianist Gary Motley on many of Taylor's original compositions and such standards as Moonlight in Vermont.

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Naked Jazz Takes Off (1997). Gary Motley shares his talents as a performer and composer (Aura) on this project released by Denon/Savoy Records.  more info

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Say Something (1997) by TSA (The Swing Association) was produced by Gary Motley Music, Inc. The CD features Gary Motley as pianist, arranger and producer.

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If This Is Love (1996) by vocalist Johnnie Eason was produced by Gary Motley Music, Inc. The CD features Motley's arrangements of The Song Is You,The Nearness of You and more.

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With One Look (1996) Broadway's Best vol. 1. This four-CD series by Intersound, Inc. features arrangements and performances of signature Broadway songs by the Gary Motley Trio and vocalists Felicia Sorenson and Tommy Dean.

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Night and Day (1996) Broadway's Best vol. 2. This four-CD series by Intersound, Inc. features arrangements and performances of signature Broadway songs by the Gary Motley Trio and vocalists Felicia Sorenson and Tommy Dean.

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My Favorite Things (1996) Broadway's Best vol. 3. This four-CD series by Intersound, Inc. features arrangements and performances of signature Broadway songs by the Gary Motley Trio and vocalists Felicia Sorenson and Tommy Dean.

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Singin' In The Rain (1996) Broadway's Best vol. 4. This four-CD series by Intersound, Inc. features arrangements and performances of signature Broadway songs by the Gary Motley Trio and vocalists Felicia Sorenson and Tommy Dean.

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Peaceful Moments (1994). This self-produced CD is the foundation of Motley's career as an artist and producer. It contains many of his original compositions, including the title track as well as his arrangement of Yesterdays featured on Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland (NPR).

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Black Butterfly (1993). Pianist Gary Motley teams with guitarist Russell Malone on this CBS/Sony release. The recording also includes bassist Paul Keller and drummer Pete Siers.

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Recent Projects

Songs in the Key of Love (2004). This recording released by Intersound is compilation of previous works by Gary Motley, Peter Nero, John Arpin and Van Craven.

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Jazz Gumbo (2003). This project has all of the components of sound, energy, emotion, depth, swing and mystique that epitomize the style of saxophonist Dennis Springer. Here, pianist Gary Motley joins Springer on many of his original compositions.

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Lifetime's Chore (2003) The integration of strong lead vocals and harmonies with Rock and Blues motivated guitars, enveloped in Jazz and Latin oriented rhythms, attributes to the unique sound that is TONOHONEY. Gary Motley makes a guest appearance/solo on this project.

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The Misplaced Martini (2001). Gary Motley is a featured soloist on this live recording by vocalist Gwen Hughes.

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Love Again (2001). On Arlette Beauchamps debut CD, "Love Again", the newcomer tackles the Great American songbook. This recording features Gary Motley on piano.

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