Composer/guitarist David Hinckley releases his new double single "Your Man (On The Inside)" and "Western Nights". The tracks are modern takes on 70's instrumental symphonic soul informed by the cinematic sounds of Curtis Mayfield, Isaac Hayes, and Adrian Younge. Great composition, excellent string arrangement, and his guitar sounds so beautiful, a bit nostalgic, and very cinematic. This man needs more recognition!
Hinckley's guitars call to mind everyone from Wes Montgomery and his smokey octave melodies to Ernie Isley's psychedelic solos. The string arrangements, composed by Hinckley and engineer Elio DeLuca, are straight from the playbook of Thom Bell and his iconic work with The Delfonics and The Stylistics.
Watch below a video of David Hinckley new songs "Your Man (On The Inside)" featuring footage from the Michelangelo Antonioni film "Zabriskie Point":
David Hinckley is a guitarist, composer and music educator and a graduate of Berklee College of Music. After 20+ years working as a sideman in the Boston area and touring the country with a variety of acts his focus is now on his role as a music educator and bandleader performing his original compositions of instrumental music. Although Hinckley was raised on Classic Rock, as his musicianship developed he became drawn to the Early Rock n Roll, R&B, Soul, Blues and Jazz music of the 1950's through the 70's. These sounds now inform his approach to songwriting and improvisation.
Recording took place at The Soul Shop in Medford, MA with DeLuca at the helm and a crack rhythm section made up of LA session ace Wayne Whittaker (bass), Harrison Seiler (drums), and Eric German (congas). Adding a woman’s touch so necessary to this music were Kristen Drymala (cello), Anna Stromer (viola), and Molly Fletcher (violin). Mastering was completed by Alex DeTurk at Bunker Studios in Brooklyn, NY.
Listen below to David Hinckley new songs "Your Man (On The Inside)" and "Western Nights":
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