Nightingale was the theme song of a swing-era band leader, Xavier Cugat. This track of mine is a re-imagination of a 1963 recording by the Dee Felice Trio. Check it out and enjoy!
In 2011, after the 1st iPad was introduced by Apple, I was shown an app (can’t remember the name) by a colleague at CU Denver where I teach that made beautiful, generative soundscapes. He showed me a few other apps that were great synths, all for $2-3 each.
I never seriously thought I would be involved in making music this way, having played the drums now for nearly 50 years, but I have come to really love making this kind of music. Dance & pop music really isn’t for me but I can express myself in so many different ways using Ableton Live on my laptop (along with the Push 2 control surface) and a number of great apps on my iPad and iPhone.
I’ll be posting some of this music here in the coming days/weeks, so stay tuned!
Blessings to you,
I have found recordings without a drummer to be great sources of practice.
The milestone book “Progressive Steps to Syncopation” has long been part of my own musical development and teaching regime. I am amazed at how many different ways it can be used. I currently have students playing the snare part with hi-hat foot while playing 8th notes on the ride and 2&4 backbeat. Really helps develop good hi-hat technique!
My website has been in sore need of updating for quite some time. But the old architecture was cumbersome so I recently made the move here to Squarespace. MUCH better, more compliant with browsers, tablets, phones, etc. Look around and see what’s here…hope you enjoy!