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Hello everyone. I hope that you are enjoying the summer. While I am still working on my EP which is coming along nicely and leaning toward a danceable Caribbean feel, I decided to dig into my magic box of musical goodies and this popped out.

It’s my interpretation of the Dionne Warwick classic written by Isaac Hayes called Deja Vu”.

Haven’t we all had the experience of feeling that something happening now has somehow happened before? Deja Vu is the french term for this phenomenon.

When it happens in the realm of love, it is luscious and sweet and welcomed with open arms….  


The official release date is Friday, but I wanted to have this available for a few special folks. I hope you enjoy it. If you do, please drop me a note and let me know. I’d be thrilled if you felt inspired to like, share, tweet and repost to your friends etc….


 

In the meantime I will be taking some time off to go on spiritual retreat. but will check in to social media from time to time…


 

And, if you haven’t had a chance to have a #throwback moment and watch the “Prove It” Video here it is…. 🙂


Be well.

Stay Strong.

Keep the Faith.


 

 

A beautiful woman delights the eyes; a wise woman, the understanding, a pure one, the soul. MINNA ANTRIM

 

 

 

 

 

 

And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. KHALIL GIBRAN

 

 

 

 

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. MAYA ANGELOU

 

As always, I am musically yours,

Gregory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

……its february <3

Just a short note this post but I didn’t want to forget to wish everyone

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY !  

Remember to value those you love. They are the greatest blessing this life will ever give you.

There are lots of links throughout this post so after a first read go ahead and click pics so you don’t miss em!

Some of my favorite music to get you celebrating…




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CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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As a celebration of Black History Month, I attended a performance by the African American Composer Initiative which featured very special guest Valerie Capers. Valerie is a gifted pianist and composer. As a part of our musical heritage she is someone you should know… (she is the first blind graduate of the Julliard School). Aside from this, Valerie has a creative and experimental spirit. Her great personality and easy way of explaining both Classical and Jazz music with stories and humor is infectious (even to non Jazz aficionados). Below is an example from last years performance. (The fact that she’s from my hometown of New York City and that I was so comfortable with her she felt like a family member doesn’t hurt either lol). While there I even ran into some Facebook friends!

Abbott with world renowned Composer Pianist Valerie Capers and Pianist, Vocalist, and coordinator of the AACI Judge LaDoris Cordell.


 


Black history is made everyday. Celebrate with these 25 African-American firsts.


 

A note of congratulations to one of my favorite causes…

As an associate of Energime University through Global Cooperation Day, I am pleased to announce that Energime University is now partnered with the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) under the auspices of an initiative directed by H.E Ban Ki-Moon, U.N Secretary-General.

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My quotes for this post


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Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.
THOMAS MERTON

If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. MAYA ANGELOU

 


I am involved in something unfortunate at the moment but will get through it in due course. Doing my best to follow my own advice. Blessings to you all.

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As always, I am

Musically yours, Gregory

 

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Valentines Day Release

Happy Valentines Day! 

The time is always right to think about LOVE. Valentines Day should not just be for couples…. it should be a total celebration of love so that those without a partner can enjoy a meaningful day too. So love your kids, love your pets, love your friends and most of all love LIFE!

I think the song choice for this Valentines Day release came to me because I had recently visited the UK. It doesn’t hurt that I’ve always loved the Bee Gees for their lush harmonies.

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“Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it allows you to survive, and better than that, to thrive with passion, compassion, and style.”

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.

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I hope you are all doing well as we head into the thaw of spring… (it’s almost here).

 

 

 

As always, I am musically yours, Gregory