From a poem in Portuguese, with vocal, piano and strings.
This is a song I wrote that describes the crazy fantastic life in Lagoa, a small town on the island of Florianopolis, Brazil, where I stayed many times. The photos are of the people and wonders I experienced there. (2011/2012).
I saw Alberta Hunter in the late 70s in NYC, heard this song, and never forgot it. I worked up this arrangement for voice, piano, bass, drums, muted trumpet, and singing saw. I hope you like it.
A long-lost relic from the past. Bill Reynolds, Robert Winston, Dana Johnson and I are the instigators of this dusty nugget. We made it for a speech project in high school over 50 years ago. Bill found the super 8 footage and we resuscitated it as best we could. To our astonishment we got an A on this project even though not a word is spoken. Credits: Cinematography – Bill Reynolds; Sound Design – Jim Clifford; Monster – Robert Winston; Hitchhiker – Jim Clifford; Hunter – Dana Johnson
Yes time-warped as I stepped onto the stage as an emissary of The Wallets (1980 – 1989) for this rendition of Kojak. Happy birthday to John Bryn and special kudos to Ukrainian Village Band.
The Blake Glee Club at the Class of ’71’s 50th Reunion. Yes these boys still pack a wallop of sound and cheer to fill the room. Thanks to all who egged us on and to David Sahr for the video.
A little diddy commemorating our 50th year reunion.
Link to download music https://bit.ly/3dlIK5R. I composed this music for Amanda Gorman’s Inaugural Poem, The Hill We Climb, using pedal steel guitars, guitar feedback, piano, strings, bass and drums.
A piano composition by Jim Clifford. Bring on the magic mother nature.
An arrangement of the Chopin Nouvelle Etude #2 in Ab for Ukulele, Bass and Drums. It’s a very relaxing groove.