A classic 1940's era standard jazz tune. I really like the chord progression
This site is always under construction.
I will be posting my various musical compositions and arrangements on this site.
There will also be some of my history of 50 plus years of playing music in various environments along with some of my philosophies about playing, recording, and performing.
Girl From Ipanema: Has been a favorite tune since it came out in the 1970's. Interesting chord progression and a good example of composer Carlo Jobean's latin jazz of the era.
We all love The Beatles, so y'all know this this song. They loved the Rockabilly sound and this is a great example. Played on my Carter Universal 12 pedal steel
Another original tune of mine.
Another melodic Beatles tune. Recorded on my Emmons push/pull Universal 12 tuning.
Jimi Hendrix did this with words, but I think the chord progression is so beautiful that I thought it would be worth recording as an instrumental.
All Tunes will be posted as MP3 format
Rockytop might be the most widely known bluegrass tune of all time. I changed the beat around so it would be a little different.
Swangin' is an instumental that I composed and played on my homebuilt lap steel. I have always liked the swing shuffle beats of the 1940's and '50's big bands, so here is one of mine in that style.