Tag: compositions

  • Benny Reid new album “Escaping Shadows”

    Benny Reid, 29, is an saxophonist, composer, teacher, and recording artist who studied at Indiana University and now resides in New York. (Find him on Twitter, All About Jazz, Myspace, or Youtube). He recently released his second album, Escaping Shadows, on the Concord Jazz label. It features Benny Reid (alto saxophone & keyboards), Richard Padron […]

  • New Composition: “Me N Petrof” by Geoff Peters

    My friend Marcus was over for a visit today and he encouraged me to write a song dedicated to the new “love” in my life, my Petrof acoustic piano. So I wrote a simple folk ballad which I call “Me N Petrof“. It is similar to a Brad Mehldau song I vaguely remember listening to, […]

  • New Composition: I Spy

    Last weekend I wrote a new song, it’s called I Spy, and it starts off with a “haunting minor” mysterious opening, builds some tension, and then has a cool major-7 bridge section which I really like. I made a recording of it which you can view in the Youtube video player below or view on […]

  • A new composition and a cover tune

    Here are a couple new recordings that I made on my keyboard, that I’d like to share with you! The first one is an original composition I wrote a couple weeks ago called “Happy Song for You” (click here to listen). It’s an uplifting pop ballad with some “triumphant” chords. The second one is a […]

  • New Composition: Lament

    I wrote a classical-sounding piano piece, Lament, that is quite moody and reminds me a little bit of Beethoven and Chopin. (Click here to listen.) Wikipedia says, “A lament is a song or poem expressing grief, regret or mourning.” I sat down and thought I would try to write something jazzy, maybe inspired by some […]

  • New Composition: Male Nurse

    Yesterday one of my friends was run over by a car. She is OK.In reaction to the whole event, I wrote and recorded a song. Click here to listen.

  • New Composition: Piece of Quiet

    I just composed a new song which I call “Piece of Quiet”. You can listen to my solo piano version of it here. It’s repetitive and soft like a lullaby, but it has some cool harmonic elements going on. Rather jokingly I will say that if you are a producer and would like to make […]