ADG Productions Original Standards Book With CD Style

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Songs include: Magic Spell is a song I wrote in 1974. I love the simplicity of the melody. Ethereal was one of my first pieces ever written at age 17. It was my first experimentation with jazz chords and breaking the tradition of the 8 bar phrase. Remember Love is one of my personal favorites. This song just flowed through me when I composed it.It was recorded as a duet with lyrics on an album of the same title on CBS Records. Searching is an instrumental jazz ballad or can be played with a latin type feel. It has a haunting melody. NewEngland has been recorded several times. Like Magic Spell I love the simplicity of the melody. Lennie Revisited is an improvisation based on the standard Almost Like Being In Love. It is a tribute to one of my greatest teachers Lennie Tristano. Lennie was a phenomenal improviser and a true jazz innovator. Reflections is the title track on an album of the same name which was recorded as a duet with Jim Walker the renowned flutist and myself on piano in 1979. Im very fond of the harmonies. Age of God is my rhythmical tribute to the New Age. If played with a good groove and steady pulse the repetitive aspect of the tune takes on a kind of hypnotic trance. All in all these tunes represent a period of my life when I felt these types of melodies. Each one has been close to my heart at different times and I loved writing them. Composing inspired melodies only comes when it comes. I find I have no control over the process. I also like the not knowing magical gift that emerges. It is as if all my previous hard work gets rewarded with these little blessing. I hope you enjoy playing them. Book and CD.