I have always been a fan of instrumental piano driven music. George Winston and Keith Jarrett’s more contemplative compositions come to mind. I’ve recently recorded two instrumental songs. One song, “Goodbye,” I have been performing for more than 30 years and it was used in a video celebrating my church’s 50th anniversary.
The newest song, “Sabbath,” uses a simply chord pattern with strong melody line. Both songs are reflective and emotional.
June 19th was a wonderful night at Portland Music Company’s NE Portland location, where I, along with 7 other musicians, played 15 minute sets of mainly original songs. Here’s my “live” version of a song I wrote earlier this year called Deep Blue.
At my church’s Good Friday service this year I was asked (literally at the last minute) to provide prelude music before the service began. I was also given one instruction, “make it sound Good Friday like.”
With only seconds to gather my thoughts I began to play. Since that Good Friday service I have had many people, not only from my church but otherwise, tell me how much they enjoyed my little impromptu song.
“Friday Sessions” is an instrumental mix of pop influenced smooth jazz, a touch of Vince Guaraldi along with some meditative tunes to smooth out a long day. You can download “Friday Sessions” here, and feel free to leave a comment.
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Pop instrumental stylings with smooth jazz influences and a tinge of Vince Guaraldi are the backdrop for this easy to listen to album. Written and recorded on consecutive Friday evenings after a weeks worth of work, the album also gives you some calm and relaxing meditative tunes. Friday Sessions is good on any night of the week.
The past two summers I’ve been involved with “Music In The Garden” in NE Portland. Several private local gardens are on display during a Saturday summer’s afternoon. Each garden is distinctively different and so is the music provided at each garden. This 3 hour event is relaxed and an inspiring stage in which to perform.