• Wayfaring Stranger, Takes 1.5

    Wayfaring Stranger : I’ve been working through some traditional and old time music for tunes that can bear up under a jazz treatment. Here’s a first stab at “Wayfaring Stranger”, in one and a half takes, voice and organ laid in first, then the trumpet part. A couple clams and a few bars where I’m really wayfaring …

  • Computer Aided Two Part Invention

    June 11, very Late or very early : The first theme was captured through a MIDI interface, then copied into a second voice. Counterpoint was improvised against this and captured, and so on.

  • Solemn Palms

    June gloom at Venice Beach, in Los Angeles.

  • A Rainy Day

    June10, on a rainy day : Foggy and drizzling calls for a lullaby. This was made by playing a little scribble in Eflat into a MIDI capture program. I left a lot of space in this first line, so that I could repeat it against itself without creating a dense texture, but added some echo and …