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  1. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    I've started to create videos that enable one to follow the pages of my ensemble scores while listening to the recording. The recordings are not midi files. They were created for me by David Arivett. The scores are for mid-size jazz ensemble (5 or 6 horns). They are concert pitch and use...
  2. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    A free download of my Sleepy Creek Samba is available at All About Jazz. This is a demo, created by David Arivett, of my mid-size ensemble score. While it's electronic, the demo is intended to represent an ensemble using violin, woodwind quintet, and rhythm section. As with my other pieces for...
  3. Websites, Books, Magazines, Photos and other Lit.
    I have a new website. Please visit and look around. It has recordings & videos of a bunch of my originals (with information about the music), bio, articles, news, links, contact me, etc. There's also a page -- called Bonus Track -- that has a different featured tune each week...
  4. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    Salt Marsh Rag is now available. It has an early jazz feeling, quirky humor, and a touch of contemporary. The piece is scored for 5 wind instruments and jazz rhythm section. The rhythm section is optional. Parts are available for various instruments within the range of each horn line. This...
  5. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    My proposal for a collaboration project has been approved and is now live at TalentHouse. Click on the link for details. In a nutshell, musicians & ensembles listen to my music, find a piece they especially like, submit a recording of it to TalentHouse, people vote on the submissions, and after...
  6. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    I've finished 24 videos with my original tunes and they are on youtube. Here's a link -- http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3TsbhVdjaAQZVn1spFqbbw/videos The music is all over the place stylistically -- from old sounding fiddle tunes (I think of fiddle music as being early roots in the evolution...
  7. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    It doesn't seem possible to me.... It was only 1 week ago that the idea came to me to make videos with recordings of my originals and put them on Youtube. 14 have been finished and responses have been gratifying. Many thanks to all of you! Here's a link to my Youtube channel where the 14 videos...
  8. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    SOTW Buddies, I've started to make simple videos of my original tunes and put them on Youtube. Here's the newest one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ChSd7VrZts There's also a video of Blues for Lester. It was my first attempt at a video and it's more primitive. I'll add more videos as...
  9. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    Please check this out -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaMcYJbqA6s&feature=g-upl&context=G283ab06AUAAAAAAAEAA It's Keith Calmes (classical & jazz guitarist in NJ) performing my piece Cloud Dance at a concert in NYC. Cloud Dance was composed in 1993, along with several other pieces, for a...
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