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solo piano

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1. African Dance
2. Calling Home
3. Mist and Memories
4. Insomnia
5. Only One
6. Love's Promise
7. Kitewalk
8. Cloud Cover
9. Summer Rain

First volume in a set of three, solo improvisations collected from 1975-1984 and later transcribed.


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solo keyboard

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Composer's note: "versatile, as they are short, varied, and generally rather easy listening."

Though I played in a rock band and dabbled in improvisation as a teenager, I did not become seriously interested in jazz and improvisation as a creative outlet until my mid-20's. From about 1975-1984, I would get together with friends and play, and sometimes perform, freely structured jazz improvisations. Though I eventually became more interested in free improvisation, I initially improvised in a more traditional jazz setting that was based around a "tune".

As a result, after a few years, I had written several tunes for different occasions. Some of these tunes I used in other works of various instrumentation and some were simple jazz tunes. In 1984, since I was no longer playing jazz, per se, I collected these tunes and made arrangements for solo piano. I found them to very versatile as they are short, varied, and generally rather easy listening.

I have arranged these tunes into three volumes. Each set of nine tunes is designed to be performed as a group, however, they can be mixed and matched as the performer deems necessary.

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