The “Dated-Only” St. Louis Sketches

St. Louis Arch, 2001

Photo taken by the author from the East St. Louis side of the Mississippi River

My time in St. Louis (Fall 1995 – January 1998) was a musically productive period. While there, in addition to hearing a number of truly-great, visiting jazz-artists, I was actively practicing, composing, and recording. All but one of the recordings included below were composed by me while living in St. Louis.

It has never been easy for me to envision names to attach to pieces that I write (the “rose by any other name syndrome,” I guess…). Therefore, I often have named new sketches by using the date on which I first played them. These poor, near-orphan entities have only dates as names and were stored in a folder on my hard-drive named, “Dated Only.” They need names!

Thanks in advance for helping to name “the nameless.”

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Title mp3 Audio Notes
Oct. 22, 1995 mp3 Audio recorded 2013. Uses Yamaha MU-100, only. Sax, flute, and combinations of these as ensembles.
Jan. 9, 1997 mp3 Audio recorded 2013. Uses Yamaha MU-100, only. Another sax ensemble.
Feb. 27, 1997 mp3 Audio recorded 2013. Uses Yamaha MU-100, only. Chiffy, breathy flute melody, piano, bass, and percussion. Another minor sketch.
Jun. 29, 1997 mp3 Audio recorded 2013. Ivory Bosendorfer piano and MU-100 bass duet.
Nov. 11, 1997 mp3 Audio recorded 2013. Ivory Bosendorfer piano, MU-100 nylon-string guitar melody, and bass.
Mar. 3, 1998 mp3 Audio recorded 2013. Kurzweil PC3K8, only. Celeste, piano, ensemble strings, acoustic guitar, and bass. Old “Site Theme” that automatically played on an ancient version of this site.
Feb. 23, 2008 mp3 Audio recorded 2008. Ivory German grand-piano, Synful Orchestra solo-violin and cello, and Yamaha MU-100 bass.

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