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A third time, recorded straight to SoundCloud on my iPhone. I keep playing this song over and over, but this is the best version yet anyway. My piano is very out of tune, though. Need to fix that.
This is my own rendition of Scott Joplin's famous Maple Leaf Rag, probably the most popular piano rag of all time. Please forgive the little mistakes; if you can ignore them, I think it's somewhat rousing.
Why is that so many of the people that mean the most to me died before I was even born?
Here's a new recording I made last night. It's a song of my own composition. I feel like it's a strong interpretation, and I think my style is becoming more personal.
I'm ducking out of the woodshed for a moment to meet this month's "pantsless" challenge. I recorded this with no warm-up, first thing after waking up. It's a take on the Miles Davis standard "Four."
Here's a gentle tune for a lazy weekend – my own rendition of the great Hoagy Carmichael's classic tune. It's my first actual recording since I've moved to my new place - this features me on guitar, accordion, vocals, and trumpet. I've actually gotten a little better at the trumpet part, I think.
My first recording at my new house in Albuquerque is a very brief trumpet sketch dedicated to the late Peter Falk.
Another cover of this awesome song, which I will be playing until the day I die. I'm getting damned good at stride piano if I do say so myself.
A sweet little recording of the old favorite of Fats Waller's that I put together today. Warning: contains crooning.
My second effort in the electronica realm. This has sampled acoustic guitar, and is a sort of chillout tune with soul. I'm actually pretty proud of this one. Sounds to me like a sunset.
An ode to a certain dog who really likes breakfast. Made with NanoStudio on my iPad.
I am tired of having a cold. I miss singing too much. And I was thinking... gravelly voices are cool, right? So I finally gave in to the urge; here's me singing and playing my old organ on the old standard by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields. One take, no mixing, all the crap left in just like I like it. Pretty sloppy, but at least it's got character.
Two dear friends of mine recently had their first child. This is the emotional piano solo I recorded in celebration. I think it's kind of reminiscent of Keith Jarrett.
Cover of the old favorite, an impromptu Valentine's day gift. Me on acoustic and electric guitars, my little old organ, and vocals.
A little test of my new setup, with me on piano and trumpet.
A demo of a composition of my own I'm working on. If you've got ideas on direction or structure or whatever, comments are welcome.
A jazz piano solo of the standard by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.
I recorded this for a dear old friend who'd requested it; it has myself playing a really trashy old guitar and my wheezy accordion and singing. Yes, it's senselessly sentimental, but there's something sweet about it.
Cover of a Sidney Bechet classic from the 40s. Myself on sufficiently-faked stride piano, rhythm guitar, trumpets, cajun-sounding accordion, and raucous vocal. This is a stomper, and holy fuck was it fun to do. Lyrics seem to be concern tea. Hmm.
Which is just about my favorite thing ever - "Take the A Train," "Solitude," "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," and dozens upon dozens of others – these chords never get old. This is just me vamping and trying it out with 'em.
Here it is again, the Gershwin classic. Really belted out that bridge. Also, couldn't seem to stay in the same key for more than a second.
Just a piano solo of Thomas "Fats" Waller's classic, with me singing. This one just lopes along, when it isn't tripping over the edge of the stage and breaking its face. At least it's interesting. No more whispery, tentative vocals here - dove right in and got muddy with it.
Always despised this song. Seems ironic that it was at the top of the charts the day I was born, but there you are. I thought maybe making it a sort of a bastard tango might improve it.
It took Duke Ellington fifteen minutes to write this song, but it only took me four and a half to tear it apart.
The Gershwin standard. Really just testing the equipment/setup. I think it failed, but here it is anyway.