Bassist Jonathan Moody drew on his classical background for his seven-song EP, Music for Our Hands.
Moody, also known in the music industry as GHS Strings’ social media manager and a bow tie aficionado (which he nods to on the EP’s cover), also taps twenty years of gigging in the southwest Michigan music scene for the record and pays homage to his influences.
“Back when I was learning the Bach Cello Suites (on string bass), I was told to get the Dmitri Rostropovich recordings,” he said. “Aside from the musicianship, the way that the recording captured every nuance, breath, bow stroke was exciting. Closing your eyes, you’d think Rostropovich was in the room; that’s what I wanted to convey ultimately with this album.”
The sheet music (notation with accompanying tablature) is also available for all seven songs on the EP.
Preview Music for Our Hands:
Music for Our Hands Track List:
- Exit 82
- Raindance, mvt. 1: Tapping on the Window Sills
- Raindance, mvt. 2: Lightning Dances
- Raindance, mvt. 3: Steady Showers
- Raindance, mvt. 4: The Sun Breaks Through
- When I Was Ten
- Live In Love