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Hymn to the Preciousness of Human Frailty #3

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.
posted to MeFi Music by koeselitz at 2:57 PM on June 20, 2012 (12 comments)

Maple Leaf Rag

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.
posted to MeFi Music by koeselitz at 2:18 AM on June 18, 2012 (4 comments)

I Remember Clifford

Why is that so many of the people that mean the most to me died before I was even born?
posted to MeFi Music by koeselitz at 9:44 PM on January 22, 2012 (3 comments)

Hymn to the Preciousness of Human Frailty

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.
posted to MeFi Music by koeselitz at 10:11 AM on October 9, 2011 (1 comment)

Four

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."
posted to MeFi Music by koeselitz at 8:47 AM on October 8, 2011 (3 comments)

Old Rockin' Chair

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.
posted to MeFi Music by koeselitz at 11:43 PM on August 5, 2011 (2 comments)

Sketch for Columbo

My first recording at my new house in Albuquerque is a very brief trumpet sketch dedicated to the late Peter Falk.
posted to MeFi Music by koeselitz at 5:59 PM on June 25, 2011 (2 comments)

Ain't Misbehavin' (#3)

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.
posted to MeFi Music by koeselitz at 10:37 AM on April 28, 2011 (7 comments)

I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter

A sweet little recording of the old favorite of Fats Waller's that I put together today. Warning: contains crooning.
posted to MeFi Music by koeselitz at 8:55 PM on April 24, 2011

The End of The Beginning

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.
posted to MeFi Music by koeselitz at 8:05 PM on April 12, 2011 (4 comments)

Three Legged Dog

An ode to a certain dog who really likes breakfast. Made with NanoStudio on my iPad.
posted to MeFi Music by koeselitz at 1:40 PM on April 10, 2011

On The Sunny Side Of The Street

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.
posted to MeFi Music by koeselitz at 9:00 PM on March 16, 2011 (5 comments)

song for Jasper

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.
posted to MeFi Music by koeselitz at 1:58 PM on March 11, 2011 (3 comments)

Side By Side

Cover of the old favorite, an impromptu Valentine's day gift. Me on acoustic and electric guitars, my little old organ, and vocals.
posted to MeFi Music by koeselitz at 9:41 PM on February 15, 2011 (2 comments)

Blue Sketch #2

A little test of my new setup, with me on piano and trumpet.
posted to MeFi Music by koeselitz at 4:32 PM on February 13, 2011 (7 comments)

Blue Sketch #1

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.
posted to MeFi Music by koeselitz at 2:29 PM on January 11, 2011 (1 comment)

My Funny Valentine

A jazz piano solo of the standard by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.
posted to MeFi Music by koeselitz at 11:01 AM on January 10, 2011

Misty

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.
posted to MeFi Music by koeselitz at 1:53 PM on September 11, 2010 (3 comments)

Viper Mad

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.
posted to MeFi Music by koeselitz at 12:15 AM on September 10, 2010 (15 comments)

That Famous Duke Ellington I-II7-ii7-V7-I Chord Progression

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.
posted to MeFi Music by koeselitz at 10:41 PM on July 2, 2010 (3 comments)

The Man I Love #2

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.
posted to MeFi Music by koeselitz at 6:19 PM on July 1, 2010 (2 comments)

Ain't Misbehavin'

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.
posted to MeFi Music by koeselitz at 6:09 PM on June 30, 2010 (8 comments)

Ring My Bell: Tango

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.
posted to MeFi Music by koeselitz at 10:18 PM on May 24, 2010 (6 comments)

Solitude

It took Duke Ellington fifteen minutes to write this song, but it only took me four and a half to tear it apart.
posted to MeFi Music by koeselitz at 7:16 PM on May 15, 2010 (2 comments)

The Man I Love

The Gershwin standard. Really just testing the equipment/setup. I think it failed, but here it is anyway.
posted to MeFi Music by koeselitz at 8:07 PM on May 12, 2010 (8 comments)

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