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NEWEST CD – “CORNER CAFE”

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CORNER CAFÉ

“Corner Café” is an album of all original compositions co-written by Greg Ruby and Steve Rice. Inspired by mid-century Parisian swing, the album conjures shades of Django Reinhardt and Jo Privat while venturing into cinematic ambiance.

The project began causally in 2013 when Rice invited Ruby to play guitar on a recording session he was producing for film and television licensing. The two hit it off and before long began co-writing for these sessions.  At first, the two exchanged half written tunes but as the creative process developed, their in-person writing sessions immersed them in lively musical debate and artistic gestalt. Inspired by the process, they decided to release the compositions as an album. While still in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, they chose the title track, “Corner Café,” evoking the collective sense of longing for the simple pleasures of life – conversation with a friend over a cup of coffee at a corner café.

  1. Place du Swing Greg Ruby and Steve Rice 4:03
  2. Valse Volant Greg Ruby and Steve Rice 2:38
  3. Salut du Combo Greg Ruby and Steve Rice 3:46
  4. Where Does It Go From Here? Greg Ruby and Steve Rice 3:50
  5. Corner Café Greg Ruby and Steve Rice 3:28
  6. Mambo Tonight Greg Ruby and Steve Rice 4:11
  7. Twilight Blue Greg Ruby and Steve Rice 3:34
  8. Carte Blanche Greg Ruby and Steve Rice 2:40
  9. Rhythm and Rye Greg Ruby and Steve Rice 2:57
  10. Palo Verde Greg Ruby and Steve Rice 4:04
  11. January Rain Greg Ruby and Steve Rice 4:07
  12. Ballard Bridge Greg Ruby and Steve Rice 2:30
  13. The Cobblestone Street Greg Ruby and Steve Rice 2:36