21/3---Contemporary Jazz


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21/3 (Twenty-One over Three) released their debut CD on the Portal Records Label in July of 2003. The CD is entitled “A question of time”. The compact disc received airplay on over 20 radio stations throughout Colorado and reached #3 on the play list at KRCC in Colorado Springs. The ensemble has opened for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the Colorado Springs Jazz Festival, jazz guitarist extraordinaire Stanley Jordan and the New York based jazz group “The Bad Plus” at the popular Colorado Springs concert venue 32 Bleu. The ensemble released their 2nd CD entitled "In the Nick of Time" in June of 2005 on the Portal Records Label. This release has been heard on airwaves in Europe, Australia, Japan, Canada and throughout the United States.The group is currently in the studio working on their 3rd CD entitled “No Time Like the Present” which is expected to be release in July of 2008.
As this rhythmic and melodic instrumental group improvises over uncharted territory authentically original music is unveiled. These inspired melodies are geared to expand the music vocabulary of its participants with songs that animate and enliven the listening experience. The Jazz-rock influences of Weather Report, The Yellowjackets, Frank Zappa and Chick Corea can be heard in the interweaving labyrinth of musical textures created by the group.

Dick Cunico
(Keyboards, Percussion, Drums, Vocals)
Dick s music education includes studies at Western State College in Gunnison Colorado, Dick Grove Music Workshop in Studio City, California, Los Angeles Valley College in Van Nuys California and the LA Jazz Workshop in Los Angeles, California. He studied privately with Alex Acuna (of the group Weather Report), Allen Carter (LA Jazz Workshop), Mark Converse (The Freddie Gruber Method) and Casey Schurelle (LA studio musician).
As leader of the group, Dick’s abilities as a Drummer, Percussionist, Pianist, Composer and Arranger are showcased. His professional music career spans 40 years and includes performances and/or recordings with numerous jazz greats such as Skitch Henderson (NBC Orchestra), Howard Levy (Bela Fleck), Eric Marienthal (Chic Corea), Steve Bailey (The Rippingtons & Dizzy Guilesspie), Louis Conte (Koinonea), Lanny Morgan (Supersax), Alex Isles (Bob Florence Big Band), Bob Summers (Woody Herman Big Band), Benoit Grey (Ray Charles), Rick Fleisman (Art Pepper), Henry Skipper Franklin (Clark Terry), Tom Hill (Ray Brown Band), Kim Stone (the Rippingtons and Spyro Gyro) and Alex Milstein (Jeff Lorber).
Dick's original music & groups have performed at many prestigious Jazz festivals and have been featured on the hit T.V. program Northern Exposure. Concert experience includes performances at over 900 cities in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Japan Europe and The Philippines. His Motion Picture experience includes The Beverly Hillbillies Movie (20th Century Fox) performing with Dolly Parton, The Thing Called Love (Paramount) performing with River Phoenix, Debbie Allen and Jimmy Dale Gilmore, When A Man Loves A Woman (Touchstone), Brain Donners (Paramount), Thirty Something (Aaron/Spelling) and Burkes Law (Aaron/Spelling)

Chris Wojtecki
(Alto and Tenor Sax)
Chris became intrigued by saxophones more than 20 years ago. Winning a scholarship for music performance. He studied music theory and jazz improvisation with Howie Smith at Cleveland State University of Dayton Ohio. He has also studied saxophone privately with Ray Dewitt of Colorado Springs. He performs with local and community concert bands. such as the Colorado Springs Contemporary Big Band, Chris Hartung Quartet, The Dwight Shaw Big Band, Orquestra Sobroso, The Soul Perpetrators and the Little Big Band. Chris has also performed with Leslie Gore, Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs and New Jack Hippies. He can be heard on the compact disc “Dick Cunico’s Little Big Band” “All I wanna do is swing” and the 21/3 CD’s entitled “A Question of Time”, “In the Nick of Time” and “No Time Like the Present”.

Chris Hartung
(Guitar and Guitar Synthesizer)
Chris began playing and studying Jazz in 1978. He majored in Horticulture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln while playing in the University’s Big band as well as numerous small jazz groups under the direction of Rusty White. He studied with several guitar players including Leroy Critcher, Woody Nelson and Mitchell Long all who specialize in playing Jazz. Jazz has been and remains to be Chris’ main area of focus. He can be heard on the “Dick Cunico’s Little Big Band” compact disc entitled “All I wanna do is swing” and the 21/3 CD’s entitled “A Question of Time”, “In the Nick of Time” and “No Time Like the Present”. He has also recorded and performed with The Dwight Shaw Big Band, The Bill Finch Trombone Ensemble, Kim Stone (of the Rippingtons). He also leads his own jazz group “The Chris Hartung Quartet”. Chris has performed at the Pikes Peak Jazz festival, Jazz in the Sangres, Woodland Park Music Series and has opened for Ben Verene.

Rich Clark
(Drums, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals)
Rich studied at the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston Mass, Dick Grove Music Workshop in Studio City California. the Oral Roberts University Music Camp in Tulsa Oklahoma and has been a Certified member of the National Association of Rudimental Drummers since 1977. He studied with Earl Rettig and Ed Tatum at Berklee, and Nick Ceroli (of Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass) at Dick Groves. He has performed with a variety of bands playing rock, pop, country, blues, tejano, Big Band and jazz as well as performing with the Pueblo Symphony and over 100 shows with the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Theater Productions. His arranging, composing and keyboard performance skills have been utilized with several groups including 21/3. Several of his compositions as well as his drumming and keyboard skills are featured on each of the 21/3 CD’s entitled “A Question of Time”, “In the Nick of Time” and “No Time Like the Present”.

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 21/3
    No Time Like the Present
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No Time Like the Present
21/3
(twenty one over three)
Thirteen
Take a Funky 5

No Time Like the Present

Title Songwriter(s)
Take a Funky 5
Dick Cunico
Cosmopolitan Jewels
Dick Cunico
Thirteen
Rich Clark
Seven is Heaven
Dick Cunico
Stargazer
Dick Cunico
Blues 15
Rich Clark
Iki Masu
Dick Cunico
Organized Chaos
Dick Cunico
Requiem for Aldonza
Rich Clark
Pendulum Oasis
Dick Cunico
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 21/3
    In the Nick of Time
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In The Nick of Time
21/3
(twenty one over three)
The Stroll
Dance of the Dolphins
Heavenly Samba

In the Nick of Time

Title Songwriter(s)
The Stroll
Dick Cunico
Dance of the Dolphins
Rich Clark
Heavenly Samba
Dick Cunico
You Call Me?
Rich Clark
Matter of Time
Dick Cunico
Suspension
Dick Cunico
On to Divide
Dick Cunico
In The Son-Light
Rich Clark
Mind Message
Dick Cunico
Red Lightning, Grey Clouds
Rich Clark
Somersaults
Dick Cunico
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 21/3
    A Question of Time
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A Question of Time
21/3 (twenty one over three)
Skippin'
Buta Niku
I Thought I Knew

A Question of Time

Title Songwriter(s)
Skippin
Dick Cunico
Mediterranean Exchange
Dick Cunico
Buta Niku
Dick Cunico
Saint Fact
Rich Clark
Noodles
Dick Cunico
Life Has A Way of . . .
Rich Clark
Elated and Syncopated
Dick Cunico
Curlicue
Dick Cunico
Intensity
Dick Cunico
I Thought I Knew
Rich Clark

Why 21 over 3?
We liked it, there is power in numbers
1. 21 divided by 3 = 7 most every ones favorite number
2. 21/ divided by 3 = 7 one of our favorite time signatures
3. If you add 2 and 1 in the number 21 it = 3 as well as 3. Three is the most solid architectural bass number known for its’ stability. Such as a tripod.
4. 21 is the 7th number in the Fibonacci sequence. 3 is the third number in the Fibonacci sequence.
Fibonacci sequence = 1 1+1=2 2+1=3 3+2=5 5+3=8 8+5=13 13+8=21 21+13=34 34+21=55 55+34=89 89+55=144
so the numbers are 1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,89,144 and so forth
These numbers are found within the building blocks of our universe.
Such as plants. All plants produce one of these numbers of leaves.
When these numbers are graphed, they will create a Fibonacci spiral which is mans closest estimate of a Golden mean spiral. Another common element found in nature. seashells, pine cones ect.
If you divide a Fibonacci number by the previous number in the sequence (144/89)it will equal 1.618 the phi ratio. Another building block in the universe. The Phi ratio can be found when the distance of one bone in the human or any animal is compared to the adjacent bone. Bones in an animals tail is a prime example. Also a human thigh to a shin.
5. There is power in numbers.
6. Numbers don’t lie
7. Music is numbers in motion.
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