There are various recordings of Gary’s music dating back to the Sixth Fleet Band in 1956. More recently, Gary has digitally captured his solo piano music. The CDs below may be purchased through Gary’s distributor.  Click here for more information.

 

As Time Goes By

On Gary's CD "As Time Goes By" you'll hear the blues in Harlem Stride; Honeysuckle Rose with imaginative variations; Embraceable You and My Funny Valentine with touches of impressionism; Sweet Lorraine, Easy to Love and Once in a While in subtle swing and, as with each of the tunes, As Time Goes By in a way consistent with its history.

1.     St. Louis Blues

2.     Embraceable You

3.     How Long Has This Been Going On?

4.     My Funny Valentine

5.     Easy To Love

6.     Once In A While

7.     As Time Goes By

8.      Sweet Lorraine

9.      Honeysuckle Rose

10.    Aunt Hagar’s Blues

 

 

Dance With Someone You Love

 

On this CD, Gary plays as he does at many of his casual solo appearances. Again, he draws upon the “standards” and includes tunes not heard on his previous release, “As Time Goes By.” Along with George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers and Fats Waller, Gary includes selections by Ray Noble, Hoagy Carmichael, Vernon Duke, Matt Dennis and Reg Connelly.  In Gary’s playing, you can hear the improvisational influences of such greats as Teddy Wilson, Stan Freeman, Carmen Cavallaro, Judy Carmichael and Oscar Peterson.

1. The Very Thought of You

2. Georgia on My Mind

3. Ain’t Misbehavin’

4. Someone to Watch Over Me

5. Isn’t It Romantic

6. It’s Easy to Remember

7. If I Had You

8. I Can’t Get Started

9. Everything Happens to Me

10. Autumn in New York

11. The Nearness of You

 

 

Love is Here to Stay

 

Gary adds to his “Standards” volumes with this third in the series, “Love is Here to Stay.” Again drawing from the greatest songwriters of all-time, Gary takes us on yet another fantastic musical memory tour. Of this volume, Gary says, “I played these standards as if they were sung. What endears the few of us who remember and love them is our memory of their words. So I play one or two choruses, some of the verses and not too many alterations of the melody. In abandoning the jazz format I hoped to let the songwriters speak for themselves. The arrangements are mine with help from
publications by Stan Freeman, Marion McPartland, Carmen Cavallaro, Johny Morriss and others I quote now and then. Not to slight the classics I included two waltzes by the Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth.”

1. Dancing in the Dark

2. April in Paris

3. But Not for Me

4. Long Ago and Far Away

5. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

6. The Song is You - The Way You Look Tonight

7. Over the Rainbow

8. Mood Indigo

9. Do Nothin’ ‘til You Hear From Me

10. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams

11. Coracao Que Sente

12. Eponina

13. Always

14. Love is Here to Stay

 

 

Background Music

 

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Here Gary plays classical pieces as background music. Gary states, “About background music, the first question is why? It's a bit like using fine art as décor. Second: Being multi-task challenged, if I like the music I don't want to hear anything else. Third: Shouldn't the background be consistent with the theme? In an Italian restaurant I want to hear Neapolitan serenades, not American Rock. Last Spring we visited Banff and Lake Louise. At the Chateau Lake Louise our dinner was enhanced by a  pianist who gave us light classics and beautiful ballads from the standards. Voilà! My kind of background music. So I tried to do the same in this CD.

1. Clair de Lune, Debussy

2. Estralita, Ponce

3. Moonlight Sonata, Beethoven, 1st Movement

4. Pathetique Sonata, Beethoven, 2nd Movement

5. Waltz, C#m, Chopin

6. Waltz, Adieu, Chopin

7. Nocturne, Eb, Chopin

8. First Arabesque, Debussy

9. Reverie, Debussy

10. Pavanne, Revel

11. Tango in B, Albeniz

12. Cadiz, Albeniz

13. Granada, Albeniz

14. Traumerei, Schumann

 

 

More Background Music

 

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“This is a sequel to Background Music. Here are more ‘light classics,’ not as played by a concert artist but by a pianist in an elegant hotel lobby or restaurant. The sound quality is not bad for a self-recording except that ‘Nola’ was from an earlier time with primitive equipment.”

 

1. Waltz, A minor, KK IVb Nr.11

2. Waltz, B minor Opus.posth. 69 Nr.2

3. Waltz, F minor Opus.posth. 70 Nr.2

4. Waltz, Gb Major Opus.posth. 70 Nr.1

5. Nocturne, G minor Op. 37, No.1

6. Nocturne, G minor Op. 15, No.3

7. Gotas de oro

8. Coracao que sente

9. Eponina

10. Nola

 

 

Ain’t She Sweet

 

A must-have for American music history aficionados!  Recorded on Gary’s 1927 Knabe upright, these selections give an excellent example of early 20th century “player piano” technology.

 

1. Dinner Music Series 1—Milton Delcamp

2. Dinner Music Series 6—Milton Delcamp

3. Home Harmonics 1—Frank Milne

4. Home Harmonics 2—Frank Milne

5. Naughty Marietta—Adam Carroll

6. Polonaise—Chopin (played by Josef Lhevinne)

7. Victor Herbert Waltz Medley—Adam Carroll

8. Ain’t She Sweet—Adam Carroll

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