Consonance Complement

Solo jazz piano. Short, jerky jazz piano chords. Dissonant piano clusters with hints of sweetness. Main theme repeated an octave higher. then more dissonance with sophisticated intermittent jazz piano soloing and low piano rumbles. Back to the uncomfortable clusters with their moments of sunshine. Serious in a playful way, erratic, difficult and jumpy, would suit a Woody Allen style Film/TV scene set among neurotic urban intellectuals or a stylish advert for a swish old-fashioned beverage.


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?