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Posted: 04 Jul 04, 19:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've uploaded a new track on my website. It's 30mb big, unfortunately, but I am pretty pleased with it (it's the one called 'bring on the rain'). Is this the right place to advertise my music? it's free after all...

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Posted: 05 Jul 04, 06:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I haven't checked out this new one, but I did check out some of your other stuff before, and I meant to reply then.

Very good mate. I was impressed and perhaps a little jealous of your classicly-trained technique (I'm self-taught). Some of the stuff you're doing is very similar to what I do, although where you veer to the classical side, I veer to the jazz-side.

I love nothing more than just sitting down at the piano, preferably with plenty of red wine and cigarettes, and just playing without predetermination, just seeing what comes out.

I do think you should move on from Dave Brubeck though, and check out some genuinely fantastic pianists. Some of your stuff sounded similar to Keith Jarrett, so I'd recommend him if you don't already know of him.

In case you don't know of him, he famously used to play entirely improvised concerts of solo piano, lasting over an hour at times. And the resultant style of music is hard to pigeonhole, fitting somewhere between classical, gospel, ballad and jazz. It's really just 'piano-playing'.

But if you don't know of him, I'd seriously recommend checking out some his work, in particular the Koln Concert.


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Posted: 05 Jul 04, 07:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes other people have recommended Keith Jarrett. I am hesitant of listening to other pianists like that because I just want to play what I play... no outside influences. I enjoy Dave Brubeck because, like Queen, I heard him from an early age and just enjoyed... I don't think my style is that close to Dave Brubeck's anyway, at least not in some of the extensive improvisations.
I call my music 'jazz' just because most of it's pure improvising. Essentially it is, as you said, just playing, but improvisation is associated with jazz.
Also because I like unusual time signatures, which is another thing associated with jazz.
Anyway I recommend this latest track because it really does get going with the improvising, and works really well (IMO).