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From Transcendent Shore to Music World

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From Transcendent Shore
"The Transcendent Shore" creates an atmosphere and a musical suggestion.

A repeated motif and layered sounds evoke the experience of being on the beach, standing at the point where water meets sand, listening with eyes closed to the sights that sound on the shoreline.

And then it happens. Synesthesia. Before your very ears.

Close your eyes during the final section, and you can actually hear the sight of the ocean as it swells and subsides.

Joyride with Thatcher

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Up on YouTube, here's what they're already saying about "Joyride" <https://youtu.be/8RgkLqnCumI>

"I'm at a loss for words!"

"Keep it up, Thatcher! Technique without musicality is uninteresting. You have the gift of musicality. Don't change."

Pulsing rhythm. Ethereal harmonics. Graceful melody. And a few virtuosic runs to close things out. 

Listen once, and you'll end up loving Thatcher's "Joyride" ten times before the day is out.

First Time Ever - Solo Jazz Guitar - Enjoy “Have You Met Miss Jones”

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All the while, he kept playing “Have You Met Miss Jones” <https://youtu.be/d6C1jn0pJtA>.

Even as he played, Thatcher and I spoke about new things he might do just for fun.

Fingerstyle. Done that.

Classical … Jazz Ensemble … Two guitars. Done those.

And then it occurred to him. Just take the stage and do what he’s done forever but never performed: One guitar. Solo jazz. Straight improvisation.

Trailing Clouds of Glory. If You Want Me To, I Will...

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Singer Kenny Rankin had a gift for transforming popular songs into jazzy standards.

The years have passed, and Thatcher has started to work in the same fashion and with the same delightful results.<https://youtu.be/K6pm73MqmXQ>

Trailing clouds of Rankin glory, Thatcher reworks Paul McCartney's "I Will," until "I Will" sounds like a vehicle for singers like Mel Tormé and guitarists like Joe Pass. <https://youtu.be/K6pm73MqmXQ>