Here are some leadsheets to a few of my original compositions; feel free to print these and try them out. Let me know what you think, how they work for you and perhaps send me some of your materials so the creative process is kept open.
   

 

 

 

Free Radicals is a straight-ahead, swinger with an elongated bridge. It refers to my conception of jazz musicians; human beings that are weaving their own societal fabric. My daily existence is an excursion into freedom. This song exemplifies the jazz tradition...straight ahead and strive for tone!

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No Rain is a medium tempo straight 8th tune. Once in New Orleans, I was caught for an entire afternoon in a dark and powerful thunderstorm. I became melancholy and sat at the piano to noodle. Suddenly, this entire song came to my fingers and was a perfect reflection of that sweltering summer day. I feel that No Rain is a great tone poem.

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New York Calling is a 16 bar ballad. I received a phonecall from an old friend whom I hadn't heard from in years. After the conversation, the memories of our times together kept swirling in my head. As I yearned for a past lifetime, I sat at the piano and came with New York Calling.

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