Friday, May 4, 2012

30 Days 30 Songs

Remember my 30 day song writing challenge back in February (and March)? With the help of some of my students, I recorded all 30 pieces and posted them on my web site. You can listen to them and download PDFs of the music at the following link: http://www.earlmacdonald.com/30-songs-in-30-days.html

Using SoundCloud, I went back and added recordings to each of the original blog posts.  Here is a sample of one of my favorites.  Many of you will recognize it as a remake of Miles Davis' "All Blues".



If you are interested in going through the blog posts from the beginning of the series, click here.  To navigate to the next post, go to the bottom left and click "newer posts".

Let me know if you've got a favorite song.  I may expand one or two of them into fully developed big band compositions.

Special thanks goes to Tom Lee - trumpet, Emily Lavins - saxophones and flute, Nick Trautmann - string bass, and Mike Allegue - drum set.  We recorded all 30 pieces in just two brief sessions.  Each song was completed in one take.

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