Spontaneous Takes​.​.​.​Just for Fun :)

by David Kraus

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This is not a project, but rather a sampling of tracks I spontaneously recorded in my own and others' studios over the years which to date just never coalesced into a CD. But..never know:) I put them up here for fun, not to sell. The release date of 1/1/93 is arbitrary since they have been recorded over such a long period dating from the late 80's to the present. More will be added. Enjoy.


released June 25, 2017



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David Kraus Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

I always strive to create what feels right and honest to me, having learned through experience that it is counterproductive to work toward everyone liking you. You have to present who you are with grace, sincerity, and open feeling. Because at the end when the music is shared, it will be the immediacy of this feeling that the listener will experience. ... more

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Track Name: Joy Spring
Composed by Clifford Brown
Duo electric guitar arrangement by David Kraus
Track Name: A Child is Born
Composed by Thad Jones, the great
jazz trumpet player and one of my favorites.
Guitar duet arranged and played by David Kraus.
Track Name: Yesterday
Composed by Lennon & McCartney
Solo nylon string guitar arrangement by David Kraus
Track Name: Caprice
Composed by Manuel Carcassi
Classical Guitar - David Kraus
Track Name: In A Sentimental Mood
Composed by Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington
Solo nylon string guitar arrangement - David Kraus