Tracks of Sound (album)

by Phil Gammage

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Edgy downtown jazz from New York City with a noir approach. Moody, evocative, with latin and lounge elements. You’ve been hearing these songs for years on numerous television and film soundtracks — now own the album. Phil Gammage’s acclaimed 2002 noir jazz “Tracks of Sound” digitally remastered. Featuring the soaring exploratory guitar playing and original compositions of Gammage working with some of New York’s best underground jazz talent. Exclusive version only at Bandcamp includes bonus tracks, videos, and photos.

Here’s the rundown:

1. Another’s Weather
A journey to nowhere with a hypnotic melody. Features a blistering Gammage guitar solo.

2. The Green Room
Upbeat feel with a snappy groove. The Green room is a happy room for all to visit.

3. Clash by Night
An uptempo modernistic take on 50’s crime jazz. Suspense and danger anyone?

4. After Dark
The Teddy Edwards classic here reworked. This one drips with moodiness.

5. Montreal in December
A swingin’ tribute to the Quebec city. For all updated Rat Packers.

6. Pleasant Avenue
A romantic and slow walk down this avenue is sure to bring a smile to her face.

7. Food For Thought
Contemplation. Depth of perception. A mid-tempo drama with a killer Ben McGuire sax solo.

8. Nueva York
A latin-esque beat with an unforgettable melody. Great vibraphone and guitar.

9. In a Scarlet Way
Angular, jagged, and pensive this one features some awesome vocal treatments a la Ima Sumac...

10. General’s Theme
A hauntingly surreal vision. Some sort of dream that ends at midnight.


released January 2, 2002

Produced by Phil Gammage. Mixed and engineered by Dave Lee at Concrete Music. Engineered by Quintin Jennings at Melody Lane. Engineered by Gordon Rafael at the Transporter Raum. Recorded in New York, NY 2000 – 2002. Cover photo by Johan Vipper.

Phil Gammage - guitar; Ben McGuire - saxophone; David Croce - bass; Jimmy Goodman - vibraphone; Tom Mattioli - vibraphone; Dan Kerness - drums, percussion; Marcy Saddy - percussion; and Natasha Helmer - vocals.


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Phil Gammage New York, New York

NYC based singer-songwriter and sometimes guitar slinger whose new album is "It's All Real Good".

“Under wrought darkish Americana echoing Nick Cave’s fascinations minus the melodrama… might well make Phil this generation’s Hank Williams.”
~ Trouser Press

“He has the brooding intensity of a Johnny Cash circa Rick Rubin added to post-punk circa 1980 smarts.
~ Rock NYC Live & Recorded
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