“The Bandit”

posted in: Blog 8

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.

GG Piano Meditations: The Bandit

Simply unzip the folder, then drag and drop the files into iTunes or wherever you store music files (the file may auto-play on some systems).

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STREAM LINK:  GG_Piano_Meditations_The_Bandit

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8 Responses

  1. Jeff Holley
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    G – loved ‘The Bandit’ – keep it coming! – Mr. C

    • pianoxcape
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      Thanks Mr. C!!!

  2. Lorraine Nielsen
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    Very creative; I can definitely hear the different emotions. Are you going to put all these songs on your next CD? Hope all if well with you and family. 🙂

    • pianoxcape
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      Thanks Lorraine – I’ll keep writing and releasing ‘singles’ for the near future. Once I have enough “strong” material for a new CD, I’ll likely schedule some time at Joe Bongiorno’s studio in Arizona so I can record. Enjoy your weekend!

  3. John Paris
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    Great!!! Very “Keith like”. Gary, one of the best pieces I’ve heard in years! Thank you❤️

    • pianoxcape
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      Thanks John! Hope you and your music are well 🙂

  4. Pamela Hyett
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    This is very different music from you. It definitely fits the time we are in now. I always enjoy getting a new piece of music. Thanks!

    • pianoxcape
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      Thanks Pamela! Really appreciate your support ❤️

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