My very first solo piano CD! Inspired by lots of people....
About the work:
The idea of making a solo piano record is not new for me. It goes back to 1978, when I found myself alone in a sunlight room at Hampshire College in Massachusetts. I played for what felt like hours. I was 18.
“Darn That Dream” is in fact about this dream – my dream of recording solo piano music. I wanted to strike a balance between my own personal style, a contemporary classical aesthetic and more traditional jazz approach, using the harmonic concepts that I’ve been developing over the last few years. But it was only when I got past the fear of not it being technically perfect that I was able to record music that genuinely reflects my personal musical vision.
The finished CD is a blend of original music, some favorite jazz
compositions anda handful of improvisations. Tracks 2,3,7,9,10 & 11 were improvised. There is a web page at:
with lots more info. Thanks for listening!
released 01 December 2012
Recorded January 4th & 5th 2011 at The Falcon, Marlboro NY
Recording engineered by Neil Alexander; assisted by Allen Wentz
Mixed October 2011 by Ryan Ball at the Gearbox, Paramus NJ
Mastered April 2012 by Silas Brown/Legacy Sound New Rochelle NY
All songs C & P 2011 Neil Alexander/Meate Dream Music B.M.I.
"Darn That Dream" by Jimmy Van Heusen & Eddie DeLange / Range Road Music, INC., Jerry Leiber Music, Silver Seahorse Music LLC, Scarsdale Music Corporation;
"My Foolish Heart" by Victor Young & Ned Washington / Patti Washington Music, Catherine Hinen Music, Chappell & Co.;
"Sirabhorn" By Pat Metheny / Pat Meth Music Corp;
and "Brise De Coeur" By John McLaughlin / Borderline Music BMI