Author Archives: Daniel Grabois

CD update and Tour

I haven’t blogged in a while, not because the CD isn’t proceeding apace, but because the academic year has begun, with all its responsibilities and time commitments. I know my loyal readers are wondering anxiously where we stand, and are … Continue reading

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The Doctor of Mixology

I have written and recorded five tunes that are close to complete, and I have a bunch of improvs that are complete. In other words, in 2 months I have at least approached my goal of writing and recording an … Continue reading

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On Endurance, Thinking, and Playing

A few observations: 1. Wearing headphones for a long time is no fun. We’re not talking earbuds here, but good quality headphones that go over your ears and play a high quality sound so you can hear what’s going on. … Continue reading

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The Turkey Call

I’m working on a song in a driving 6/8 time. The bass line is based on one of my etudes, but I didn’t want it to sound like a horn player playing the bass part. In order to give it … Continue reading

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CD update 2

Today’s work involved fixing up the Japanese sounding improv I worked on previously and starting a related tune in a different style. I had the idea to use improvised pieces to generate composed pieces, and to order them on the … Continue reading

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CD Update

I’ve been working away on the CD I’m creating. I have large parts of a funk tune and large parts of a sort of ballad. Plus small parts of five or six other songs. And I’ve learned a lot of … Continue reading

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New CD

In the fall, I applied for and received two months of summer salary to record a solo CD. This is incredible: I will get paid to make my recording! Quite unusual in my world. At any rate, here is the … Continue reading

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