Bob Crawford–Multi-faceted Musician

Bob Crawford -Official Website

http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/

I work as a songwriter/composer, producer, guitarist, arranger, vocalist, recording engineer, Stage manager/Live Sound Engineer (currently with Grammy Award winner Larry Harlow and Zon del Barrio in NYC), consultant, studio owner, and now newly published author of “Symmetric Cycles”, my John Coltrane/Pat Martino/Nicholas Slonimsky-inspired music theory book.

I also provide customized music for and am actively seeking music licensing/placement opportunities with recording artists, for underscoring/transitions in film, TV, advertising and product placement, ringtones, video games, etc. in genres such as Pop, R&B/Soul, Indie Rock, Contemporary Jazz, Dance, Singer-Songwriter, New Country, and Folk idioms. 

Having  been in the music industry for quite some time I have a rather large song catalog & long track record, working with such varied artists as Jocelyn Brown, Mick Taylor, Maxine Brown, Dennis Williams (O’Jays, Temptations), Larry Harlow, Ron Richardson, Carl Hall, Aztec 2 Step, Beverly Crosby, Loretta Devine, and Vondie Curtis-Hall in such varied genres such as Pop, R&B/Soul, Contemporary Crossover Jazz, Rock, Dance, Singer-Songwriter, New Country, and Folk idioms.           

I have been producing artists in genres such as Pop, R&B, Rock, Contemporary Jazz, Dance, Singer-Songwriter, New Country, and Folk idioms for 25 years, ranging from Jocelyn Brown to Larry Harlow to Mick Taylor to Maxine Brown, among many others. I have my own recording studio, RMCO MUSIC, in Chelsea in Manhattan, or if you prefer another one we can work there, or online, if you so desire. Please let me know if you would like to set up a meeting so that we can more fully discuss your project. In the meantime, here is my web address so that you can find out a bit more about me…http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/

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                                             MUSICAL RESUME                                       

                                

                     Website: http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/

 1972-3    Musical Director and Guitarist/Singer for the National Company of Paul Sills’“Story Theatre”

1976-7 House jazz guitarist for the Jazzmania Society in NYC

1977-8 House jazz guitarist for the Terrace at the Village Gate in NYC

1978-9 House jazz guitarist for the “Jazz Jam” series at “The Brook” in NYC

1981    Composed the score for the Off-Broadway production of “Graven Images”

1981    Composed the score for Playwrights’ Horizons production of “Personals”

1982    Wrote the jazz theory book “SYMMETRIC CYCLES”

2011    RMCO MUSIC published “SYMMETRIC CYCLES” distributed by Charles Colin Publications, Tappan NY

2013    Released 2 Crossover Jazz albums on RMCO MUSIC distributed by Catapult, Inc.

            a) BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol. 1

            b) BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol. 2

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1979-Present—Guitarist, Stage Manager, and Live Sound Engineer for Larry Harlow and the Fania All-Stars

         Albums include: Our Latin Feeling(1980), Yo Soy Latino (1983), The Sweet Smell

         Of Success (1984), My Time Is Now (1991), Latin Jazz Encounter(1998).

 Production, writing and co-writing credits include:

Larry Harlow, Jocelyn Brown, Maxine Brown, Mick Taylor, Dennis Williams (O’Jays, Temptations), Ron Richardson, Carl Hall, Aztec 2 Step, Beverly Crosby, Loretta Devine, and Vondie Curtis-Hall

Wrote “My Time Is Now” (1991) recorded by Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awardwinner and Latin Music-Salsa Hall of Fame member Larry Harlow for Cache Records(Fania)

Wrote “I Want to be Loved” (2006) recorded by R&B Hall of Fame member Maxine Brown

Session guitarist/vocalist/writer/ producer, and arranger for artists ranging from PhoebeSnow to McFadden & Whitehead for 30 years.

 Website:  http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/        

Jazz Pagehttp://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/music.htm

Music in various styles: http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/more-music-by-bob.htm

CURRENT MUSICAL ACTIVITY

 

Bob Crawford –Word Press

https://bobcrawfordmusic.wordpress.com/2013/06/09/bob-crawford-rmco-music/   

Bob Crawford – Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/bobcrawford.rmcomusic

Bob Crawford – ReverbNation

http://www.reverbnation.com/bobcrawford

Bob Crawford – YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/bobcrawford1949

Bob Crawford—Tumblr

http://bobcrawford1.tumblr.com/

Bob  Crawford – MySpace/Singer-Songwriter

http://www.myspace.com/564889319   

Bob Crawford – MySpace/Writer-Producer

http://www.myspace.com/bobcrawford1949   

Bob Crawford – Soundcloud 

http://soundcloud.com/rmco-music   

Bob Crawford – The Jazz Network

http://www.thejazznetworkworldwide.com/profile/BobCrawford

http://www.thejazznetworkworldwide.com/profiles/blogs/bob-crawford-symmetric-cycles-new-tools-for-advanced

Bob Crawford – World United Music 1

http://worldunitedmusic.blogspot.com/2011/12/bob-crawford.html

 

Videos!

Bob Crawford – YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/bobcrawford1949

 

Bob Crawford endorsing KLDguitar products:

http://www.kldguitar.com

Bob Crawford’s Music – A Selection of Jazz

http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/music.htm

 

 

 

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Seeking Music Licensing/Placement Opportunities

SEEKING MUSIC LICENSING/PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES WITH RECORDING ARTISTS, FOR UNDERSCORING IN FILM, TV, ADVERTISING AND PRODUCT PLACEMENT, RINGTONES, VIDEO GAMES, ETC.

Image1) For Jazz & Crossover Jazz Instrumentals– Bob Crawford–A Selection of Jazz  (17 tunes)

https://app.box.com/s/yy3y2bw3tsoiwid3ef2i

http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/music.htm

2) For R&B/Soul–Bob Crawford–Songwriter/Producer  (18 songs)

http://www.reverbnation.com/playlist/view_playlist/3395579?page_object=artist_1579271

3) For Pop/Rock– Bob Crawford–Writer/Producer  (14 songs)

http://www.reverbnation.com/playlist/view_playlist/3395589?page_object=artist_1579271  

4) For Pop/New Country– Bob Crawford–Singer/Songwriter/Producer  (9 songs)

http://www.reverbnation.com/playlist/view_playlist/3395578?page_object=artist_1579271

BOB CRAWFORD’S NEW MUSIC THEORY BOOK– ”SYMMETRIC CYCLES” NEW TOOLS FOR ADVANCED IMPROVISATION AND COMPOSITION FOR ALL MELODIC INSTRUMENTS

Announcing the release of  Bob Crawford’s newly published John Coltrane/Pat Martino/Nicholas Slonimsky-inspired music theory book “Symmetric Cycles” (Foreward by Mick Taylor -Rolling Stones/John Mayall) by RMCO MUSIC/Charles Colin Publications.

“Symmetric Cycles” offers new ways of stretching the melodic and harmonic boundaries of Modal Jazz, Blues, Pentatonic Rock, Latin (Montunos, etc.) Reggae, World Music, etc., creating sound colors that will open your ears in ways you may not have experienced before. It also is extremely useful compositionally–connecting chords in very unique ways, adding emotional sound colors to original musical works. As a teaching tool, it is very valuable for advanced students as well as seasoned players.

The “Symmetric Cycles” site offers a preview of several pages of the book. Here are 2 endorsements of the book by Larry Harlow and Bertha Hope:

“Very rarely does a book on advanced improvisation come to be published that makes sense. Bob Crawford, whom I have had the pleasure to have worked with professionally and known personally for over 30 years, has written just such a book. If you are a true musician and understand “movement of sound” you will certainly learn and enjoy from his newest venture into the world of improvising/composing in “Symmetric Cycles”… Read and learn from this master Guitarist and Teacher.”

Larry Harlow      larry@larryharlow.com    Lifetime Grammy Award Winner-2008, Latin Music Hall of Fame Member, Pianist, Composer, Arranger, Producer, Bandleader, Founder of the Fania All Stars, CEO Latin Legends, Inc., Lecturer, Music Educator

“Standing on the shoulders of John Coltrane, Bob Crawford’s innovative and mathematical approach to improvising and composing makes for one amazing musical adventure. Your diligence in implementing these concepts in various musical styles e.g. Modal, Jazz, Blues, Rock, World, etc. will lift your playing/writing to a higher and brighter level of complexity and sophistication. “Symmetric Cycles”– a true musical breakthrough!!”

Bertha Hope-Booker      berthahope@gmail.com  Pianist, Composer, Arranger, Recording Artist, Bandleader, Music Educator

“Symmetric Cycles” can be ordered by calling Charles Colin Publications at 845-680-6880, their website http://www.charlescolin.com/order1.htm or through my  website http://www.carosta.com/bobcrawford/. You can preview several pages of the book by clicking on the book cover.

 

AND at Jamey Aebersold’s Jazzbooks site:

http://www.jazzbooks.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=JAJAZZ&Product_Code=SYMC&Category_Code=#.UT9KAxz_mSo

 

 

 

 

 

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Bob Crawford-Experienced Music Producer Available for Your Projects

Bob Crawford—Experienced Music Producer Available for Your Projects

http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/

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Bob Crawford—Going Mobile  For those using mobile phones, I just joined Advamobile where you can access my music, videos, blogs, and photos on the go. The URL is:www.adva.us/bobcrawford  Text: getbobcrawford to 88704 …and try it out…

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By way of introduction, my name is Bob Crawford and I am a 30-year veteran songwriter, producer, guitarist, and arranger working as a producer in genres such as Pop, R&B, Rock, Contemporary Jazz, Dance, Singer-Songwriter, New Country, and Folk idioms for 25 years.

I have worked as a producer with such various artists ranging from Jocelyn Brown, Mick Taylor, Maxine Brown, Dennis Williams (O’Jays, Temptations), Larry Harlow, Ron Richardson, Carl Hall, Aztec 2 Step, Beverly Crosby, Loretta Devine, and Vondie Curtis-Hall among many others. I have my own studio, RMCO MUSIC, in Chelsea in Manhattan, NY/USA, or if you prefer another one we can work there, or online, if you so desire. Please let me know if you would like to set up a meeting so that we can more fully discuss your project. In the meantime, here is my web address so that you can find out a bit more about me. http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/

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Musical/Production Examples:

 

1) Don’t Make Promises You Can’t Keep (R&B/Soul Uptempo) – Female Vocal

https://www.box.com/s/lwo4n7is5hgqqfu1s3hm

2) Storm of Changes (Pop Ballad) –Male Vocal

https://www.box.com/s/1q5ssacpaf5kritfq7fk

3) Slipping Away  (Rock) – Female Vocal

https://www.box.com/s/7d3g0advanm25bh9wfy5

4) Find Me A Lady I Can Love  (Country/Pop) – Male Vocal

https://www.box.com/s/mce2evajafwr1o54np1h

5) The Latin Thing– Jocelyn Brown/Larry Harlow (Dance/R&B/Latin) – Female Vocal

https://www.box.com/s/amavbzyu5d3cn4q9o0iy

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MUSICAL RESUME

 

1972-3    Musical Director and Guitarist/Singer for the National Company of Paul Sills’ “Story Theatre”

1976-7 House jazz guitarist for the Jazzmania Society in NYC

1977-8 House jazz guitarist for the Terrace at the Village Gate in NYC

1978-9 House jazz guitarist for the “Jazz Jam” series at “The Brook” in NYC

1981    Composed the score for the Off-Broadway production of “Graven Images”

1981    Composed the score for Playwrights’ Horizons production of “Personals”

1982    Wrote the jazz theory book “SYMMETRIC CYCLES”

2011    RMCO MUSIC published “SYMMETRIC CYCLES” distributed by Charles Colin Publications, Tappan, NY

2013    Released 2 Crossover Jazz albums on RMCO MUSIC distributed by Catapult, Inc.

     a) BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol. 1

b) BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol. 2

 

1979-Present—Guitarist, Stage Manager, and Live Sound Engineer for Larry Harlow and the Fania All-Stars

Albums include: Our Latin Feeling(1980), Yo Soy Latino (1983), The Sweet Smell Of Success (1984), My Time Is Now (1991), Latin Jazz Encounter(1998).

Production, writing and co-writing credits include:

Larry Harlow, Jocelyn Brown, Maxine Brown, Mick Taylor, Dennis Williams (O’Jays, Temptations), Ron Richardson, Carl Hall, Aztec 2 Step, Beverly Crosby, Loretta Devine, and Vondie Curtis-Hall

Wrote “My Time Is Now” (1991) recorded by Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner and Latin Music-Salsa Hall of Fame member Larry Harlow for Cache Records(Fania)

Wrote “I Want To Be Loved” (2006) recorded by R&B Hall of Fame member Maxine Brown on Mee Max Records

Session guitarist/vocalist/writer/ producer, and arranger for artists ranging from Phoebe Snow to McFadden & Whitehead for 30 years.

Website:  http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/        

Bob Crawford on Google, Yahoo, and Bing Search Engines

After weeks of research, I’ve finally been able to put my name & company at the top of the 3 major search engines–Google, Yahoo, and Bing. All you have to do is to type in “bobcrawford-rmcomusic”, “bobcrawford-symmetriccycles”, or Jazz–Bob”Crawford ” on any of the 3 sites and then click…6 pages of either Bob Crawford, RMCO Music, or both headings (roughly 60 entries) appear…this can drive a lot of traffic to my website which hopefully will result in some sales for my book “Symmetric Cycles” and my 2 Crossover Jazz albums BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol. 1 & 2. Please try it out and let me know what you find.

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                                           MUSICAL RESUME                                       

                                

                     Website: http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/

 

1972-3    Musical Director and Guitarist/Singer for the National Company of Paul Sills’“Story Theatre”

1976-7 House jazz guitarist for the Jazzmania Society in NYC

1977-8 House jazz guitarist for the Terrace at the Village Gate in NYC

1978-9 House jazz guitarist for the “Jazz Jam” series at “The Brook” in NYC

1981    Composed the score for the Off-Broadway production of “Graven Images”

1981    Composed the score for Playwrights’ Horizons production of “Personals”

1982    Wrote the jazz theory book “SYMMETRIC CYCLES”

2011    RMCO MUSIC published “SYMMETRIC CYCLES” distributed by Charles   Colin Publications, Tappan NY

2013    Released 2 Crossover Jazz albums on RMCO MUSIC distributed by Catapult, Inc.

a) BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol. 1

            b) BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol. 2

1979-Present—Guitarist, Stage Manager, and Live Sound Engineer for Larry Harlow and the Fania All-Stars

Albums include: Our Latin Feeling(1980), Yo Soy Latino (1983), The Sweet Smell

Of Success (1984), My Time Is Now (1991), Latin Jazz Encounter(1998).

Production, writing and co-writing credits include:

Larry Harlow, Jocelyn Brown, Maxine Brown, Mick Taylor, Dennis Williams (O’Jays, Temptations), Ron Richardson, Carl Hall, Aztec 2 Step, Beverly Crosby, Loretta Devine, and Vondie Curtis-Hall

Wrote “My Time Is Now” (1991) recorded by Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awardwinner and Latin Music-Salsa Hall of Fame member Larry Harlow for Cache Records(Fania)

Wrote “I Want to be Loved” (2006) recorded by R&B Hall of Fame member Maxine Brown

Session guitarist/vocalist/writer/ producer, and arranger for artists ranging from PhoebeSnow to McFadden & Whitehead for 30 years.

Website:  http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/

Bob Crawford-RMCO MUSIC at the top of Google, Yahoo, & Bing search engines

My name & company (Bob Crawford-RMCO MUSIC) is now at the top of the 3 major search engines–Google, Yahoo, and Bing. All you have to do is to type in “bob crawford-jazz”, “bobcrawford-rmcomusic”, or “bobcrawford-symmetriccycles” on any of the 3 sites and then click…6+ pages of either Bob Crawford, RMCO Music, or both headings (roughly 60 entries) appear…this can drive a lot of traffic to my website which hopefully will result in some sales for my book “Symmetric Cycles” and my 2 Crossover Jazz albums BOB CRAWFORD/RMCO MUSIC presents: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CROSSOVER INSTRUMENTALS Vol. 1 & 2. Please try it out and let me know what you find. Thanks much and please share…:)

http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/