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Two New Instrumental Songs

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.

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“Deep Blue” – Live at Portland Music Company’s Open Mic

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.

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Live Solo Piano

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.

I call it “Friday’s Goodness.”

“Friday Sessions” album

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.

Photograph by Aubrey Frimoth