8 03, 2021

Accordion for a Sunny Afternoon

By |2021-03-08T17:48:38-08:00March 8th, 2021|MyPost|Comments Off on Accordion for a Sunny Afternoon

I was introduced to Debra when I hosted a virtual 2021 New Years' Eve Jam Party.   I thought that a romantic Parisian sound would be a good addition to Sunny Afternoon.   Debra is the first accordion player I've met and I knew she would be a wonderful musician to work with.  and to my surprise, [...]

22 02, 2021

Album Preview

By |2021-02-22T00:20:17-08:00February 22nd, 2021|MyPost|0 Comments

I will be sending my subscribers a private link to preview the 5 of 7 songs from the new album.   The theme "A Walk in the Woods" is both literal and metaphorical, the new songs and melodies are meditative and spiritual. All in the smooth Jazz with a few upbeat and some are in collaboration with lyricist Bill Butler. Subscribe: [...]

3 02, 2021

Nice Day for a Walk in the Woods

By |2021-02-03T20:27:21-08:00February 3rd, 2021|MyPost|0 Comments

With the lockdown, many of you might be struggling with coping with isolation, and many social abnormalities that affect us human beings mentally. This is a piece of music reflects our need to connect with nature, to consciously step away from FaceBook, Zoom meetings, and social media. It has a simple message, go in the woods and breathe it [...]

2 02, 2021

A walk in the wood

By |2021-02-02T15:20:03-08:00February 2nd, 2021|MyPost|0 Comments

I wrote this song to express the rejuvenating feeling we get when connecting and finding peace in nature.     The chords are in the familiar jazz downward the progression starting with a little prelude using a major 7 to a minor 6.   The 6/8 time gives a gentle bluesy sway.  I am keeping everything simple and relaxing with a [...]

19 09, 2020

One Day In Your Eyes

By |2021-02-02T15:14:46-08:00September 19th, 2020|MyPost, Patreon Create|1 Comment

This is the second song from Bill I choose to work on.  I've decided to make this an upbeat swing jazz.  It's easily adaptable to a big band. Simple semitone progression in the verse and fan out to big chords in the chorus.  I suppose this song can go either way of pop swing or slow jazz. I found [...]