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've collaborated with Charlie Passarell several times before, but Harbor Boulevard is our first collection under The Pure Products and includes Tony Passarell on the synthesizer and clarinet. Harbor Boulevard's four tracks are best described as free jazz, with Charlie playing drums and myself on keyboard.
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)