Jim Duffy: Music
Knowing What You Want
"Knowing What You Want" is the first tune I recorded for the "Side One" album. At the time, I had fallen under the spell of the great Burt Bacharach, and I'm still not sure I ever snapped out of it.
The basic track was just me on a spinet piano and Dennis Diken on bass. I added bass guitar and glockenspiel, and that nice string arrangement was by Mark Johnson. While I'm here, let me call the names of the string players: Tom Chiu (violin), Pauline Kim (violin), Ron Lawrence (viola) and Dave Eggar (cello).
The piece de resistance was when Mac Gollehon picked up his flugelhorn and really pushed this track over the top. I hope it gives you a feeling of self-determination and blue sky ahead.