Sketches:piano improvisations and compositions

Sketches, Solo Piano

Solo Jazz Piano Improvisations and Compositions - October, 2006

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Presented here are selected pieces from the album.

1. "Sunlight" - The first of four improvisations recorded early in the morning in 2006 before going off to my temp job. Listening back to them all these years later, I'm amazed at what I was able to do at 6am! I think I did these first four pieces in four consecutive days but I'm not sure on that recollection.

2. "Clouds" - The second of these improvisations has a really mellow, contemplative feel to it at the beginning but then seems to wander off to new places and vistas.

3. "Shadows and Light" - As I listen back to these pieces many years later, I love the interplay between keys in the progressions. Also, I hear mood changes that feel and sound very organic for an improvisation. It is as if I'm hearing someone else as I sit here today listening.

Sand at 200x under crossed polars

A grain of sand magnified under crossed polarized light