If You Were Mine

Jazz piano solo. Relaxed jazz chords, sparse and measured. A tense repeated phrase leads to a pensive, sombre melody with hints of hope from high piano notes. A meandering improv-like melody deviates from the original chords progression before a quiet, content ending. Thoughtful, intense and reflective, a moody piano number perfect for a the heightened tension of a romantic love scene. Two star-crossed lovers on separate paths through rain soaked streets. One in Paris, the city of lights, the other in Woody Allen’s New York…will their paths ever meet again?

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Visiting Laila

Solo piano. Jazz chords straight out of a classic movie scene set in a smoky cavernous jazz club. Slow chordal movement at first, sweet and lyrical, moves to a confused romantic motif with some dissonance, chords grow in volume and intensity, a declaration of love. Back to the introductory chords, more relaxed now with hints of unsettling dissonance. Romantic, confused and reckless, a love letter to early jazz, on Film/TV, would suit a La La Land style, modern interpretation of heady jazz-age love.

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