One Time Eye Saw a Rainbow

from by Greg Runions Group



This tune dates back to the early nineties and is one of the first tunes I wrote that sorta hangs together well. The music was written during a period when I was under the influence of a lot of music by Kenny Wheeler. I tried to emulate his use of melody and countermelody and also referenced some harmonic sequences that could also be linked to Kenny's music. For the arrangement I put together some backgrounds for the solo section and took things out with some material that is a bit like a shout chorus you may hear in a big band.


from Something Old, Something New, released July 21, 2017
John Macleod, Flugelhorn - Jon Stewart, tenot saxophone - Dave Barton, guitar - Greg Runions, vibraphone - Brian Dickinson, piano - Artie Roth, bass - Mike Cassells, drums



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Greg Runions Septet/Big Band Kingston, Ontario

Canadian composer and vibraphonist, Greg Runions, has been creating music for big band for about 25 years. Self taught as an arranger and composer, Runions started his own big band to help him hear his work and develop his writing. The band hails from his home town of Kingston, Ontario but frequently includes musicians from Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. ... more

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