Friday, May 7, 2010

Cimarron Way

The new stuff isn't quite ready yet, but this is almost like new, as up until now this piece existed -- in rough form -- only on a single cassette tape recorded straight from an old Fender Rhodes electric piano. While playing around with my new digital setup, I stumbled upon the electric piano sound and was immediately reminded of this old thing. I didn't even go looking for the tape, just worked it out from memory and finished it.

My problem with a lot of jazz is that it's too long, rambling and lacking structure; whatever other faults this piece may have, I think (hope) that I've avoided at least these. It's not Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck or even Cedar Walton, but it is jazz, and it's mine:

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