Stretch Run

This is a fairly high-energy fusion track for guitar, keyboard, bass and drums. It is a bit adventurous harmonically. I think it may have turned out pretty well. Please have a listen…

 

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March 21, 2015 at 2:56 pm Leave a comment

Funk Jam

I thought it might be fun to create — as best I could — a pure improv track. Since I do everything myself, it couldn’t be totally pure, but after setting up a simple chord structure and a drum track, basically all I did was improvise the three other parts. And it was indeed fun to do.

funk jam

March 8, 2015 at 2:08 pm Leave a comment

Feverish 8 years later

This is a tune I wrote and first recorded almost 8 years ago. While going through some older material, I re-discovered it, and thought I’d take another crack at it.

February 20, 2015 at 3:16 pm Leave a comment

Blues for K. B.

My latest recording is a tribute to one of my favorite jazz guitarists, Kenny Burrell.

 

February 13, 2015 at 5:14 pm Leave a comment

Over the Rainbow

Here is a live recording with my friend Stephanie Swan. Just voice and guitar:

January 30, 2015 at 5:44 pm Leave a comment

I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face

This is such a wonderful song from the classic musical, My Fair Lady. The melody and the changes are just beautiful, and the lyrics truly touching.

I felt the need to do one last thing before the semester starts on Monday. There isn’t much to this short solo, chord-melody arrangement, but I do think it is pretty.

 

*** Click here for transcription of arrangement ***

I’ve grown accustomed to her face
She almost makes the day begin
I’ve grown accustomed to the tune
She whistles night and noon

Her smiles, her frowns, her ups and downs
Are second nature to me now
Like breathing out and breathing in

I was serenely independent and content before we met
Surely I could always be that way again and yet
I’ve grown accustomed to her looks
Accustomed to her voice, accustomed to her face

She’s second nature to me now
Like breathing out and breathing in
I’m very grateful she’s a woman and so easy to forget

Rather like a habit one can always break and yet
I’ve grown accustomed to the trace of something in the air
Accustomed to her face

January 3, 2015 at 7:34 am Leave a comment

Cry Me A River

I really like this song, especially as originally recorded by Julie London backed by jazz great Barney Kessell, one of my guitar heroes and also a member of the Wrecking Crew.

I have been working with my friend, Stephanie Swan, on  a number of guitar/voice arrangements, and this is our first recording. Hopefully many more will follow.

This totally live effort features Stephanie handling the vocals while I am basically covering Kessell’s guitar backing.

December 19, 2014 at 7:38 pm 1 comment

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