I recently uploaded four piano pieces I recorded this summer. The first -- Waltz for Flight -- is essentially an adaptation of By the Birds for solo piano (see below). The second, Long Before, originated as an interlude in Waltz for Flight but developed to a point where I decided it was best to let … Continue reading Three for Piano (and One for Friends)
This is a short improvisation at the electric piano I recorded shortly after By the Birds. It draws its title from my grandmother's favorite poem, The Unknown Soldier by Billy Rose.
After spending a couple weeks in a creative rut, I came across a simple melody on the piano but couldn't decide whether to develop it at the acoustical piano or the electric , so I opted to try playing it at both. This piece was originally conceived as something that could be played by one … Continue reading By the Birds
I spent the last month living near a street called Noyes, where life has a tendency to unfold in pleasant terms. I lived in a house of kind creatives, all of whom were musicians, with the exception of one kind and talented writer who lived above me. The success of any artistic pursuit is grounded … Continue reading Noyes Music
This is yet another collaboration between Charlie Passarell and myself, playing the drums and electric keyboard, respectively.
Long Distance is my fifth collaboration with Charlie (a close friend I met in high school) and once again includes Charlie's drumming. It's also the first time I accompany with an electric piano.
I recorded Humming to an audio cassette back in February during a busy period of work and only recently rediscovered the recording. Since working on Humming I'd developed an interest in incorporating sounds from the medium of recording which in this case was an audio cassette recorder. For better or for worse, this method added … Continue reading Humming (electric piano)