Before Theresa was a filmmaker, she was a well known musician with many award winning albums. Folk-Blues-Rock-Jazz, she wrote and performed her original music and adaptations with her world class band, In Good Company.
Learn all about the music of the film,the stories that lead up to the creation of the soundtrack, and how Keiko touched the lives of so many through the music as well as the film.
The title song “Keiko” is an original instrumental piece dedicated to Keiko that evokes the whale’s song through the extra-ordinary lead guitar theme written by Theresa. She wanted to capture the voice of Keiko. This is where Renato Caranto comes in to the story. “I asked Renato to capture the voice of Keiko, and he did, perfectly. It all just came together.” Demarest also wrote an instrumental called “Keiko’s Dream” – “which is not something I usually do,” she says. “I’m a singer and songwriter. But with Keiko, there were no words. I told my sax man, Renato Caranto, that he had to become Keiko’s voice. No more jazz riffs at lightning speed. He had to be Keiko. And whenever he played with us, he would bring Keiko into the room so the audience could feel him there.”
SONGS PERFORMED BY:
Theresa Demarest (Piano and Guitar)
Tim Ellis (Guitar)
Jean-Pierre Garau (Piano and Keyboard)
Janice Scroggins (Piano)
Renato Caranto (Saxophone)
James Cumpston in memorium (Drums)
Reinhardt Melz (Drums)
Anthony Jones (Drums)
James Solberg (Bass)
Phil Baker (Bass)
Jamin Swenson (Bass)
*All songs written by Theresa Demarest except “Deep Blue Water” and “Ocean of Dreams”
** “Keiko” and “Keiko’s Dream” Norway were re- performed and arranged by Tim Ellis and Jean- Pierre Garau
P 2008, 2011 Joshua Records, LLC ©2008, 2011 Quilted Lyrics Muisc BMI. Recorded and Mixed by Dean Baskerville & Bob Stark at Kung Fu Bakery Recording Studio.
It is with great sadness and fondness that we acknowledge those that have passed recently. We know they are still jammin together from the clouds. See our tribute here.