For those of you who don't know, I was the piano player in Indigo Riff. We worked together for six years creating enough original music to fill an album, In Love With Love (see Music page) and to play three-hour gigs. Alas, the band is no longer performing. Since Indigo Riff I have been playing jazz covers, both solo and with Accent Trio, at a local restaurant. This has been, and continues to be, rewarding in many ways but has not addressed my need to create original music.
Over the past year or two, I have rediscovered original tunes and generated some new ideas. It is my dream to work these tunes and ideas into a new album of original material. I will be playing various keyboard instruments and some musician friends will, I hope, join me on an assortment of instruments as well as vocals. Who knows? I may sing a song or two but it would be lovely to find a female vocalist interested in this music.
In subsequent blog posts and newsletters, I will share glimpses of the music as it takes shape. The music will continue in a "jazzy, blues-infused" style but may become a little more eclectic and have some Gypsy jazz and New Orleans influences.
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The 9½ Fingered Piano Player