A cover of Wayne Shorter's Juju using Gretchen Parlato's lyrics from her version of the tune. Done in a sort of 90s-ish trip hoppy style. [more inside]
A jazzy/funky/noisy/weird tune written for the 60 second challenge. Just sort of stops instead of ending. [more inside]
Short, jazzy instrumental song. Just two parts that felt right together. The song is named after the final chord. And STTNG. [more inside]
This might be a good song for a sunny summer weekend! My wife Sue sings it. Other ingredients: Autoharp, marimba, and a boss baritone sax solo supplied by MeFi's own man vs sun. [more inside]
You probably knew him better as Pope Callixtus III. His legacy, aside from his advanced age, feebleness and incompetence, is marked by a widely-spread (and patently false) rumor that he successfully exorcised Halley's Comet in 1456. [more inside]
I thought I'd throw a few older compositions up here for fun. This is a short piano trio I composed in 2004. Lots of extended techniques and other academic foolery. But it still rocks a little, when it does.
Sort of an odd tune, relying primarily on one chord. The lyrics actually mean something but that might not be very obvious. Features my dad on alto sax. [more inside]
This piece is supposed to represent or express a particular emotion. Please let me know what emotion you think it is. [more inside]
A melody I had in my head for a while that I just had to get out. [more inside]
This is a chill instrumental easy listening rock piece. Drums, bass, guitar, and saxophones accompanied by a storm. [more inside]
When fussbudgetry and wankery collide...sexily. [more inside]
I posted a playalong for Take Five which I recorded a little while back. This is me playing along. I'm kind of new to the sax. [more inside]
MY attempt at the spy challenge in the month of amnesty. Sexy sax with a chance of knifes in backs. [more inside]
jazz tune. also, "jazz" tune. [more inside]
Some jazz noodling on that classic standard Misty. My friend Steph on the alto sax, me on the piano.
Another track by Selected Letters (my sadly defunct band). Music by J. Sher and I. Ochs, lyrics by R. Witte. Enjoy!
Hi, This is not what you can call a song : rather a collection of recordings pasted together. As in the Real Book, some standards are included. But this track also includes sounds taken from the real world, like a street scene, or rehearsals. It is a deliberate effort to try to match apparently unrelated recordings, from different sources. The Real Book, paradoxically, features charts for some idealistic land. Here, I wanted to use sounds both from the inside (music) and from the outside (raw field recordings) to see how ironically they are related and to provide some contrast. What you're about to hear : a saxophone playing Don Quichotte, a late night Dulcinea, two versions of a standard, and guitar comments.
Track 4 from the Hot Dog Party The fifth and final track, entitled Wherein The Waters Recede, And A New Day Is Ended Abruptly, is too large to post here (14 MB). If you need it, you can download a zip file from here.
Track 3 from the Hot Dog Party
Track 2 from Live at The Hotdog Party
This is the first track from my "Live at the Hotdog Party" CD. More info on the HDP in the comments.