In My Mind's Zen Garden
  • tenderly

    I’ve been really getting into the old classic standard, “Tenderly”. Such beautiful chord changes, but I’m trying to work out alternate voicings and chord structures. Tenderly The evening breeze caressed the trees, tenderly The trembling trees embraced the breeze, tenderly Then you and I came wandering by And lost

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  • La Costa Gig with Anna Dowdell

    I was mentioning to Barry Cohen that I was desperately looking for gigs during the week, and he told me he had a gig for me at an Italian restaurant called “Tuscany” in La Costa, which was a bit of a drive (40 minutes) from my house. First off,

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  • it could happen to you

    I’ve been practicing this song a lot lately, because the chord changes are quite beautiful! And I was searching for the lyrics and found them on The Peaches website. Thanks, Todd! . . . . It Could Happen To You Hide your heart from sight lock your dreams at

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  • Chasing Keith Jarrett…

    In the realm of improvised jazz and solo piano, Keith Jarrett is my number one influence. Keith Jarrett (born May 8, 1945 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is considered one of the most important living jazz piano players. He was a keyboardist for jazz legend Miles Davis and later established a

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  • Getting Lost In The Music

    As I write this, I’m thinking of setting up my keyboard to practice again. In a few minutes. I think I have an addictive personality, because when I obsess over something, someone, some place, that feeling sort of takes over my whole being. It’s good in a way, and

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  • a change of heart

    my first love has always been music. i think my wife gets jealous of this fact. anyways, i love the internet and its power to connect real lives across physical as well as virtual boundaries. the more i think about the internet being a beautiful, wonderful shangri-la in cyberspace,

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