Title/Theme: “The Bandit; Key/Structure: D Minor/D Major
Comment about this piece: I improvise a lot. I do this for pure enjoyment and almost never capture these improvs in a recording (Keith Jarrett is a major inspiration – check out his Köln Concert for a wonderful example of solo piano improvisation). So it was opportune that I captured this piece by “accident”.
One thing you’ll notice almost immediately upon listening to The Bandit is it’s very different from my “typical” composition (as it should be – times are different indeed). There are elements of blues, jazz, classical, pop and soul. It started with the idea of two distinct “themes” (you’ll hear a main bandit theme and a secondary pop-ballad theme) which got me thinking about how the “new normal” is blending two seemingly opposing concepts as well. On the one hand daily life feels disparate, disjointed and uncomfortable – almost ‘lawless’ (hence “the Bandit“). On the other, we’re creating new routines and habits which are becoming the new, “popular” normal.
This is the sentiment going through my mind during this 10+ minute improvisation. I was considering cutting the first several minutes of disjointed “jamming” – but thought you would enjoy the complete creative process. Listen through the entire piece to appreciate the full ‘improv’ experience.
Have you noticed any new routines which have you feeling like a “bandit”? Please share your comments and feedback below the post – I enjoy hearing from you.
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STREAM LINK: GG_Piano_Meditations_The_Bandit
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