Ah yes… the real joy of writing music… finishing a new piece and getting to hear it for the first time!
Had a wonderful rehearsal with my big band last Friday and it was nice to hear what I have been working on for the past month… Finding time to write has been supremely challenging... on trains, in between students, after gigs… (though no complaints… it is good to be a busy, working musician) But I did finish, and I look forward to premiering the new piece at my upcoming gig on Dec. 2nd at The Tea Lounge in Brooklyn, NY. (all the details are on my calendar page).
I have one more rehearsal, next week, with this wonderful group of musicians that have agreed to play my music, and I am ever so grateful to live in a city where such amazing talented musicians are available (and willing) to explore my own musical journey with me. The music just exists in my head till they play it. As Ellington wrote… "I am Just a Lucky So & So"
Feeling very grateful for this particular blessing in my life.
P.S. For those of you in the NYC area, hope to see you at the gig