Spring Break

March 2, 2011 at 2:53 pm Leave a comment

The current and next couple of weeks are mid-term exam and Spring Break time. So, my schedule is temporarily lighter as there are fewer classes for which to prepare and fewer assignments to grade.

This has coincided nicely with some ideas for new material. The latest result is the current composition and recording: “Rotator”. The title is inspired by the ambient-style introduction in 6/8 time, which has something of a circular feel to it. The highly observant of you might notice that the title is a palindrome, following my recent naming conventions (Drawn Inward, Name Now One Man, Never on Level (nor Even)).

After the ambient introduction follows a jazz-waltzy feel — also in 6/8. There is also some rhythmic playing around between two groups of three and three groups of two. The ambient section returns in shortened form after the solo section and before the head is recapped for the final time.

This is again the guitar, bass, keys, drums quartet format where I played the guitar & bass parts and programmed the keys and drums. In spite of all that seems to be going on in the ambient sections, it is just four parts.




Entry filed under: bass guitar, Guitar, Jazz, jazz fusion, Music, Smooth Jazz.

Name Now One Man Spring Break II

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