written and performed by Reynold Philipsek
zino-rephi music (BMI)
The Second Viennese school of Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern has long been of interest to me.
The idea of composing a melody line comprised of all 12 notes without repeating any is a tough job.
I have written two pieces based on a 12 tone line and Vienna Blues is one of them.
My goal was to construct a piece using this inherently angular line in such a way as to “smooth out” the angularity and present something the average listener, who doesn’t care about how the thing is constructed, can enjoy.
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live at the Dakota
I only recently discovered this live Youtube video.
I have no idea who posted it, but I like it.
Live videos like this show up from time to time and I have no problem with them.
My goal is to get the music to as many people as possible.
The two songs played in Part One posted here are two of my songs.
First is “Sans Souci”.
This is a rather extended version and at one point Gary (violin) and I do some very nice interplay.
The second song is a tune I wrote in homage to Joe Pass, the legendary guitarist with whom I had a couple of lessons with in L.A. in 1975.
Joe passed away in 1994.
This second song is called “Tempus Fugit.”