COLLECTED TUNES VOL 3

Composer: 

Year Authored (or revised): 

1984

Scoring: 

solo piano

Duration (min): 

25

1. Attacca
2. Summer Nights
3. Notions and Glances
4. Little Child
5. Tiptoe
6. Winter Waltz
7. Sometime Again
8. Waiting For The Sunrise
9. Gettin' Fat

Composer's note: 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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