Flag Day

“Flag Day” is an original, smooth jazz composition.

June 15, 2017 at 2:39 pm Leave a comment

Knight Rupert

“Knight Rupert” is from Robert Schumann’s “Album for the Young”. “Knight Rupert” is a form of “Knecht Ruprecht” — who is a companion of Saint Nicholas as described in the folklore of Germany.

He acts as a foil to the benevolent Christmas gift-bringer, threatening to thrash or abduct disobedient children. Ruprecht wears a black or brown robe with a pointed hood. He carries a long staff and a bag of ashes.

I thought Schumann’s spooky composition would lend itself to a 60’s guitar-rock instrumental setting.

June 13, 2017 at 7:36 pm Leave a comment

The Wild Horseman

“The Wild Horseman” (Wilder Reiter) is from Robert Schumann’s Album for the Young (Album für die Jugend), Op. 68, which was composed in 1848 for his three daughters.

Here it is redone as a 1960’s style guitar rock instrumental.

June 13, 2017 at 1:34 pm Leave a comment

To a Wild Rose

“To a Wild Rose” is a beautiful composition for solo piano written by American composer Edward MacDowell. (1860 – 1908). When I most recently heard it performed at a music education conference, it really seemed to me that both the chord changes and melody were very much like a slow instrumental. done by the instrumental guitar band, the Shadows.

So here it is, done that way.

June 12, 2017 at 2:26 pm Leave a comment


Surfs Up!! “Gnarly” is an original surf-rock instrumental composition.


June 8, 2017 at 4:22 pm Leave a comment

Two More Days

“Two More Days” is an original smooth-jazz track.

June 7, 2017 at 5:31 pm 1 comment

Testing the Water

“Testing the Water” is an original jazz-funk/smooth jazz tune.


June 5, 2017 at 6:51 pm 2 comments

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