Erik Deutsch - Falling Flowers (feat. Victoria Reed)
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posted 17 Aug 2018 by Krister Axel
It's a nuanced and understated production that incorporates a very live sound into the dynamics of the arrangement. - photo credit: Lula Hyers

Trombone is not often used in Pop music, where trumpet and saxophone are always getting the love. The elements here also include a bar-room piano, a fuzzy electric slide-guitar and a swing-downtempo shuffle that reminds me of Bernard Purdie. It's a nuanced and understated production that incorporates a very live sound into the dynamics of the arrangement.

The focus of the song is clearly to showcase the gorgeous vocal talents of Victoria Reed, which is done with style, and the last verse wraps it all up like any good intellectual synthesis. This song is cerebral, but light, and it flows like one of those lazy mountain creeks in the summertime.

Keyboardist Erik Deutsch has earned a stellar reputation as a bandleader and collaborator working with artists like Rosanne Cash, Charlie Hunter, Shooter Jennings, and Norah Jones, to name a few. This song is featured on our Roots Collection playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Morristown, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


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