Revisiting an Old Favorite

(Jun. 29, 2017) — While deciding which songs I was going to record next several weeks ago, I suddenly “heard” this song differently from the way I had played it for more than 20 years after arranging and recording it for my CD in 1998.

Because I often performed it during dinner parties and receptions, there had always been a need to “fill in” some of the empty spaces to maintain a steady undercurrent of sound.  But envisioning it in a video-recording gave me the opportunity to think of it differently, with space for a more intimate listening experience.

Rearranging for a different presentation has given me a new perspective on some old, familiar favorites which I thought would never change.