Since I moved to Los Angeles, Loren Battley has become such a good friend it’s easy to forget that she’s one of the best singers there is. She sings with some of the biggest artists in the music industry and sounds amazing in a wide-range of musical situations.
I thought it would be fun if we tried to sing the beautiful Jason Isbell song, “If We Were Vampires”. It took me a couple of weeks to figure out what to do on the Rhodes since Jason’s guitar part is really hard to make sound good on keys. Of course Loren showed up and nailed her part on the first take (it took me a couple me a couple more than that).
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Playing and singing “She” by Graham Parsons has always been fun for me. I guess you could almost say therapeutic. Here’s a recent recording and video. Enjoy!
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Here’s a little video of Rainbow Connection. Each time I hear or play this song new layers reveal themselves. I hope you enjoy it!
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My new album called “Simple Music for Complicated Times” is out now. This music came about when I accidentally messed up my hands earlier this year and couldn’t do much on the piano. So I decided to write really simple piano music and then use the computer to manipulate the piano sounds the way electronic music producers do.
I’m really pleased with the results. It’s 100% a piano record – all sounds on the recording are generated by the original piano performances. But the extra tools the computer gave me helped to create emotions and moods that I can’t do on the piano alone.
You can check out a video I made of the opening track called “After” here:
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I hope you enjoy the music. Let me know which tracks you like. And share it with your friends if you think they would like it!
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This was today’s improvisation and thought I would share the live video. It starts with mellow vibes and turns into a wrangling of the electrons. I hope you enjoy!
I wrote this mood piece yesterday called “Tanseti”. It was originally written for piano but I decided to try on the Rhodes and Nord. The Rhodes sweetened it up and I decided to record a quick video to share. I hope you like it.
Here is a new piano video of piece called “Galloping Gorilla”. I originally wrote it for some students a few years back and decided to make a legit recording/video of it. It’s a short one and you can watch it here…
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Today I released a new improvised piece called “Lapses”. This is a moody journey that relies on sonic development and manipulation to create a “scene”. Sometimes when improvising with these instruments it feels like I’m on a ride – this was certainly the case for this one. Headphones or good speakers are highly recommended for this one. I hope you like it!
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The sounds used on this piece were created by the Moog Mother-32, Nord Lead2 and Fender Rhodes.
I just posted a new piano performance of my piece called “Aiko’s Dance”. I hope you like it!
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