My very first solo piano CD. Inspired by lots of people.
The idea of making a solo piano record is not new for me. It goes back to 1978, when I found myself alone in a sunlight room at Hampshire College in Massachusetts. I played for what felt like hours. I was 18.
“Darn That Dream” is in fact about this dream – my dream of recording solo piano music. I wanted to strike a balance between my own personal style, a contemporary classical aesthetic and more traditional jazz approach, using the harmonic concepts that I’ve been developing over the last few years. But it was only when I got past the fear of not it being technically perfect that I was able to record music that genuinely reflects my personal musical vision.
The finished CD is a blend of original music, some favorite jazz compositions and a handful of improvisations. There is a web page with lots more info at: www.nailmusic.com/NAILblog/darn-that-dream-1 Thanks!
Released: March, 2013
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Acoustic, Jazz, and Classical/Opera
Recorded live on tour At Ava's Showroom, San Pedro CA. as part of the "100 Years of Spring" tour celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Igor Stravinsky's classic work The Rite Of Spring.
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