Archive for August, 2008

Production Music

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

I always enjoy writing music. Doesn’t always have to be an epic work of art though i wouldn’t mind writing atleast one of those at some point :) It can be a simple line or melody to be used in instrumental practice, or perhaps a song, study etc. I’m sure many students of Jazz write out choruses over Blues or Rhythm Changes. I sure know i’ve got pages upon pages of those. Hey, isn’t improvising just real time composition? Or is it that composition is really step time improvising? Regardless, being creative with music is a delight and certainly plays a big part in my musicianship.

Here’s a fun production music track that i did designed for television. It is 1 minute long, with an exit point at exactly 30 seconds. Whilst writing this I had Don Sebesky in mind. He was the arranger/composer of those albums both Wes and George Benson made under the Creed Taylor’s CTI Jazz Label. I think this little track captures a little of the spirit found on those albums.

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