Author Archives: Kevin Weed

About Kevin Weed

Composer, pianist, accompanist, organist, conductor, bagpiper

Janmashtami

This year August 11 is Janmashtami, the celebration of the birth of Bhagavan Krishna in India, about 5000 years ago, in 3,228 BCE. I am sure my Christian friends wonder, ”Why be interested in this?” I hope most Christians have … Continue reading

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Spontaneous Composition

This is the seventh and last of the stories about the WEKEVED Records being released on Thursday, 9/19/19.Spontaneous Composition came about one day in August of 2012. I was feeling creative, and so set up microphones and started recording some … Continue reading

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Senior Recital

Senior Recital, 1980. WEKEVED Records. Most musicians would not want to share their high school playing with anybody. But as I was considering re-recording pieces I had played in my high school years, I found a cassette tape of the … Continue reading

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Patriotic Piano

WEKEVED Records’ Patriotic Piano, came about as I wanted to share unique arrangements of well-known songs of the USA with friends here and abroad. As an accompanist, I focus on helping the singer(s) sound good. Here, I wanted the piano … Continue reading

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Droplets

WEKEVED Records presents “Droplets.” “Droplets” is a different kind of album. It is a set of improvisations on themes, moods, characters and situations presented in the play The Diviners by Jim Leonard, Jr. The thought was to give directors some … Continue reading

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Celtic Piano

From WEKEVED Records, “Celtic Piano” is a solo piano album of music from Ireland and Scotland, and similarly styled tunes. I have always liked the jigs and reels, on penny whistles, fiddles and bagpipes. While I will admit that the … Continue reading

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Bagpipes at NHHS

Another of the WEKEVED albums to be released 9/19/19 is “The Great Highland Bagpipes in the Inner Courtyard of Newport Harbor High School”, or just “Bagpipes at NHHS”. I got the idea when the building was slated to be torn … Continue reading

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Clementi Sonatinas

Here is a little about set of Clementi pieces I recorded this past summer. I recorded the Six Sonatinas, op. 36, by Muzio Clementi because I liked them, and it was good for me to record a whole classical album. … Continue reading

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WEKEVED Records

I am starting a “Record Label” called WEKEVED Records. I put that in quotes because most of us think of an LP label. Or even physical CDs. Sorry this will be neither, but downloadable albums. Albums as in a collection … Continue reading

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The way to freedom

Paramahansa Yogananda moved to the United States of America from his homeland of India in 1920. He respected and loved this country very much. And he appreciated the freedoms that are enjoyed here. He greatly admired Abraham Lincoln as a … Continue reading

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