From the “what’s life without a passion outside work” files… I’ve been working for the past three years on learning to play the piano and accompany myself singing (I’ve been singing for many years now, since learning Indian music as a child). It’s been a great challenge; learning a complex instrument, a new genre of music (the blues and jazz), and singing while playing.
Anyway, my teacher had her annual student recital yesterday, and I sang and played “How Long Blues.” It’s tradtional blues, first popularized (I think) by Big Bill Broonzy. This version is an improvised arrangement I created for piano and vocal, based on a version by Big Joe Turner and Pete Johnson.
Here’s the video:
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