Naked Kitty Productions
Naked Kitty Productions represents years of experience in the music industry.
Starting as an umbrella organization for the musical endeavors of
Cat's A Bear in 1982,
NKP has since overseen every aspect of music creation.
Naked Kitty Productions has been involved in originating music,
adding to existing music, and documenting music through copyright,
publishing and audio recording and production.
While being focused primarily on jazz,
everything from classical, pop, folk, blues, latin, reggae,
and many other styles has been included in NKP's catalogue.
Our roster of satisfied clients is long and diverse.
- James Ligons
- Jay Hitt
- Christopher Ruffo
- Justin Voty
- Diana Fisher
- Mark Lemaire
- Bob Shea
- RECORDING ARTISTS
- PERFORMING ARTISTS
- Atri Duo
- Rick Della Ratta
- Caitlin Blake
- Night Shift
- Tom Fallon
- The Music Machine
- RECORDING STUDIOS
- Midtown Recording Studio
- Cycling Troll Studios
- TRS Audio
- Euphoria Sound Studio
- INDEPENDENT RECORDING LABELS AND SERVICES
- J.D. Records
- Resistance Records
- Vincent Stefanelli
- Musical Coordination Services (MCS)
Naked Kitty Productions believes that independent artists, musicians, and songwriters need to be nurtured and supported.
Society benefits when new ideas and inspiration become available.
NKP has endeavored to foster these ideas and inspirations, and document them in sheet music and sound recordings.
Our relationships are personal, and clients return again and again for our services.
We have built our reputation on trust, reliability, and consistency, and we will continue to do so.
This Includes Guaranteeing The Quality Of
Jam Along Albums.
These are fine products, and we back them 100%.
Direct all correspondance to:
Naked Kitty Productions
1112 Potomac Ave.
Please include a return email address or mailing address with your correspondance.
We would also appreciate any positive feedback on
Jam Along Albums,
including reviews and customer comments.
These and any other comments can be emailed
Starting off with the Blues
The first offering of
Jam Along Albums is a collection of shuffle-style blues progressions, with a number of stylistic 12-bar cycles, backing tracks from some blues songs, and more advanced progressions using harmonic mechanisms like the cycle of 5ths and substitute dominant chords.
These music background tracks are at different speeds, with many at slower tempos.
The slower tempos give players ample time to develop more complex ideas and work on more harmonic, or by-chord, approaches.
Experience has shown that holding a slow beat without loosing the tempo or loosing interest is more challenging that it sounds, and is a professional skill.
The faster tempos challenge the chops and make for a good time in the process.
Trap set players and bass players will benefit from keeping their shuffles and solos tight at high speeds.
Guitarists, keyboardists and piano players, and comping horn players will all find demonstrations of ways to accompany the rhythm section and soloists at fast and slow speeds.
For more on the Blues Jam CD, click here.
Experiencing the use of the Ionian and Dorian Modes
You have probably learned a number of major scales since you began playing your instrument.
Understanding and experiencing Modes allows you to expand your use of this important American Music tool.
Jam Along Albums Modal 1 disc offers a variety of rhythm styles to challenge you.
Included in the Ionian selections are two Ballads and a Reggae groove.
After warming up your Major Scale use on these three progressions, six Dorian progressions bring some Swing, Latin (Cha Cha), Latin-Rock, Funk, and a Jazz Waltz.
Most of these selections are based on parts of popular songs.
Moondance, Oye Como Va, Evil Ways, Mr. Magic, Chameleon, and My Favorite Things are all represented in the Dorian selections, while the Tears Loop prepares you for the two main parts of the classic Eric Clapton ballad Tears in Heaven.
For more on the Modal 1 Jam CD, click here.