Below are links to 2 of the 5 CD's I have worked on with Larry Coryell - click on the Hendrix CD covers
In addition, I have awards that have no documents like the one above - specifically my 4 Daytime Emmys which were for music composed for WPBT, Ch. 2, Miami - in that case an actual physical award is only - ah, - awarded to the director and producer whereas staff and crew are not given anything to hang or display. Too bad! However:
Go here to see my two film scores listed on the Internet Movie Database.
I also have no physical award for short films, TV spots, commercials that I did for the sad fact is this industry spawns many small companies that generally die with no trace later. However, there are still remnants. Somewhere - like Moscow, for the cooking show theme I did.
The above award was for special recognition of the fact that 5 of the 6 scores I composed and performed won 5 of 7 finalist positions in the first Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival! Positions were 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th places.
Below is the film of the 4th place winner:
"Citizen", directed and produced by Academy Award Winner Alyn Darnay, whose one direction to me for the score (when I asked how many cues and where) was: "Wall-to-wall!"
"The Guitar Explained " is a groundbreaking approach to understanding the guitar and
bass guitar from a universal musical perspective. It's a very useful guide for expanding the understanding of the bass OR Guitar fretboard."
"Paul Santa Maria is one great guitarist and composer; his system of teaching guitar is revolutionary as well as salutary, because Paul doesn't require that you read music; he has his own system that works just fine -- you'll get what you need to become a better guitarist from
Paul Santa Maria."
Sincerely, Larry Coryell
GoodBye to the Legend. Mr. Coryell passed away 2/19/2017.
He was an inspiration to millions of us and I got to work with him. The last text I got from him said: "I am working on developing a transcendent conciousness" -- I guess he attained that lofty goal.
Original music that I did with Larry is featured on my "Invention", "Thou Shalt Evolve" and "F*#king Brilliant Pop Tunes" cd's. Larry had two copies of my book, one for home, one for the road and I was very proud of that, as you can guess. I love what he offered to write about my baby, The Guitar Explained.
Click on his name to read his biography.