Monthly Archives: July 2014

Cary’s Club Free Track of the Month – Sound Portals

The third installment of the Cary’s Club Free track of the month is here,!

This month’s track is “Sound Portals”. Each one of the musicians on this track was handpicked because of mutual musical understanding. Everyone on this track is dedicated to the elevation of the groove. I played with Aurelian Budynek (guitar) in Cindy Blackman’s Another Lifetime band, and Arun Ramamurthy and Sameer Gupta in multiple groups. It also features long term collaborators Ron Sutton and Daniel Moreno and Igmar Thomas.

The song is based on a North India Raga, Puriya Dhanashri. My mission was to harmonize a normally unharmonized musical form in an attempt to participate in the North Indian classical tradition. In order to incorporate the Western keyboards, I used the synth as my vocal because of its ability to bend notes. Also, the root rhythm is based from the Go Go bounce beat from DC.

Many thanks to the blogs that have been supporting the Cary’s Club Free track of the month,The Art of Cool Project and NextBop, by posting to their blogs and spreading the word about the free download. You can have a listen and download the track below. Sharing music is a beautiful thing, so enjoy and share away!

Marc Cary Focus Trio & Friends presents Cary’s Club Free Track of the month:

Marc Cary (synthesizers and keyboards)
Aurelien Budynek (guitar)
Burniss Travis (bass)
Ron Sutton (sax)
Sameer Gupta (drums and tabla)
Arun Ramamurthy – (violin)
Daniel Moreno – (percussion)
Igmar Thomas (trumpet)

Horace Silver’s Memorial Service

I really had a great experience celebrating Horace Silver’s transition in to the Spirit Ancestor Zone yesterday. There were many incredible spirits in the house, and I was truly humbled by the vibes. Ashé Horace!

The 62nd Downbeat International Critics Poll

I am very pleased to be considered and chosen as a “rising star” in the keyboard category in Downbeat Magazine’s annual International Critics Poll. I realize this work never stops and it’s nice to be seen by those who write about the legends and new comers. I am celebrating my 20th anniversary as a recording artist in 2015, so it is all relative. Below is a preview of the article along with a link to the latest Focus Trio album “Four Directions”. Be sure to pick up a copy when it hits newsstands in August 2014.






I am working on a new compilation brought to you by CARYOUT PRODUCTIONS, it will feature unreleased music from my production catalog. Soon come! My Bandcamp is also featuring a monthly free track giveaway. We’ve already got three free downloads up along with the rest of the Marc Cary catalogue. This past week, we have been shown lots of love from several other blog sites who posted links for the free downloads, The Art of Cool Project, Nextbop, and Revive Music. So stay tuned because we’ve got lots more music for all you audiophiles out there. There are some links to get you all started below, including May and June’s free downloads… Just in case you missed them.

Visit the Caryout Productions Bandcamp page for free downloads and much more. You can keep up with everything Marc Cary on Facebook and Tour Dates.

Marc Cary Focus Trio & Friends presents Cary’s Club Free Track of the month: