Gigs coming up for Sustainable Jazz, which we like to say plays all original music that's organically composed using solar powered imaginations.
- The Sustainable Jazz duo will be performing Saturday, April 9 at Salon 33, out Alexander Road in West Windsor. You can join a potluck dinner at 7, followed by a performance from 8-10:15.
- April 25, a performance for members of Community Without Walls, who want to hear our original music along with an update on progress at Herrontown Woods and Veblen House. This one's not open to the general public.
There's a playlist on my youtube channel of our Until I Find the Words CD. Hopewell pianist Phil Orr and I have been working up some new material. Some of the tune names:
Maybe More Than Maybe, Baby -- A straight-ahead swing tune that, if it had lyrics, could be about a guy who's in love but isn't used to coming right out and saying it.
Just Do It -- This one's theme popped into my head as I was heading home from a Princeton University women's soccer game. The team has great spirit, and the sense of going for it out there on the field must have sparked something musically.
Start-Stop Samba -- A samba that keeps getting interrupted before reaching a full groove.
Declaration -- Takes the musicians and the listeners on a journey, with different feels and melodies over ascending basslines, before returning to the opening declaration.
Climbing the Mountain -- Jazz tunes often have chord progressions that move downward (e.g. 3, b3, 2, b2, 1). This one has a bass line that keeps ascending, like climbing a mountain.