Friday, June 3, 2016

Original Compositions To Listen To Online

In the 1980s and '90s, I was musical director for a jazz/latin band originally called the Lunar Glee Club. We felt like a club, played with considerable glee, and sang with our instruments, but we eventually changed the name to Lunar Octet, to avoid any expectation that we'd actually launch into a group sing. It started as a composers' workshop, and developed into a working band playing all original music in Michigan and beyond. Some of the recordings, which I would say have aged very well, have been compiled on a website developed by drummer Jon Krosnick, and can be listened to by going to the following links.

Below are lists of tunes I contributed to the recordings. The first three are the 3rd, 4th, and 2nd I ever composed. What a treat to listen back to the talented musicians I had the pleasure of working with through those years.

Scroll down to these 1986 recordings by the 9-piece Ann Arbor-based Lunar Glee Club of

Caged Bird Swings
Sock Shadow Soup
Lefty Gets the Go

Scroll down to these 1994 recordings by the Lunar Octet.

Toote Suite
All In a Day's Dream
Flugel Tune
Bird of Paradox

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