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by Ted
Thu May 19, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Great Art
Topic: Links between music and the visual arts
Replies: 1
Views: 11310

Links between music and the visual arts

It isn't common with me, but given the right circumstances a good painting can certainly trigger improvisation: http://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php?topic=45145.0 Harold Knight's wife was actually more famous than he was, but his paintings of women in various domestic surroundings seem to me out...
by Ted
Thu May 12, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 6989

Re: Hello

Thanks for your replies. Yes, I shall probably post links to one or two recordings sooner or later. However, as my music is not jazz, properly so called, I had better do so with discretion. The regrettably persistent, and I believe damaging split between classical and jazz is always a problem for me...
by Ted
Thu May 12, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: Artists
Topic: Your top three Jazz artists!
Replies: 7
Views: 11462

Re: Your top three Jazz artists!

I don't know a lot about jazz, but I have always thought Mary Lou Williams an underrated talent. She had an almost understated, yet personally incisive command of phrase and rhythm quite unlike the ostentatious playing of her more famous contemporaries. The other two I seldom tire of listening to ar...
by Ted
Wed May 11, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Improvisation
Topic: conscious control during improvisation
Replies: 13
Views: 19440

Re: conscious control during improvisation

My own view on this very important question is that the conscious mind forms a chaotic (in the mathematical sense of that word) feedback loop with the unconscious. Therefore I consider the conscious and unconscious both essential to meaningful, transporting improvisation. Improvisation in general, i...
by Ted
Sun May 08, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 6989

Hello

I am sixty-eight years old, and have a lifelong obsession with creating and playing piano music. In earlier years I amassed a large heap of written compositions, but for the last decade, and especially since retiring, my preferred medium is recorded improvisation. Although I was tutored in classical...