When Clay was mixing the audio from this recording session, he mentioned that he “thought it had a bit of Ralph Towner, Oregon-ish vibe to it.” I’m sure this is true, as Ralph Towner is my biggest influence on my compositions, although the chord changes to this piece are actually based on a Charlie Mariano song (as usual, the sheet music is available). It’s definitely not a strictly “jazz” song. For those of you looking for that, though, don’t worry – we have some more bebop coming soon.
Regular listeners/watchers will notice a couple off differences in our setup this week. The first is simple: we’re using an electronic keyboard for the piece instead of the acoustic piano. It seemed to fit the vibe of the song.
The second is more significant: we are recording using microphones and ProTools rather than the built-in mics on the cameras. Although we won’t be able to do this for all of our videos, we should be able to for most, meaning the sound quality will be much better than it was before. Let us know what you think.