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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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Jazz Bagpipes

I had a great time playing bagpipes with the Corona Del Mar High School jazz rhythm section at our annual Jazz Café. We played Chuck Mangione’s “Feels So Good.” The kids and I just had two rehearsals. They learned the … Continue reading

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What is the NAMM Show?

The National Association Of Music Merchants (NAMM) hosts 2 annual conferences; Summer in Nashville, and Winter in Anaheim, CA. It is a trade show, not a consumer show. But musicians want to get in to look st all the cool … Continue reading

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