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.
Summertime. August. High corn. Golden fields reaching to the sky. Cicadas. Endless warmth. Cellos and violins. String Thing – composed and performed by Jim Clifford
Al Milgrom. The man could dance! Thanks for the memories, insights and laughs. The next life just got better. Love Ya Al.
An arrangement for ukulele, bass and drums. This piano etude is a study in playing different rhythms in each hand simultaneously, in this case, 3 against 4. I thought that it would be fun to arrange the left hand (4 beats) as an upright bass, the right hand (triplets) as a ukulele and add a drum track for extra dimension. It’s quite a jazzy sound. Chopin was way ahead of the pack. You can download it here: https://jimclifford.bandcamp.com/track/nouvelle-etude
What can I say that isn’t in the song? It’s a paean to a world that for the time being is lost. My friend and fellow Meteor Boy, Dave Kapell, and I played at The Schooner Tavern for many a year. Thanks for the great memories, music and popcorn. This one’s for Andy. Music by Leonello Casucci 1928 Lyrics by Jim Clifford 2019
Playing piano on my Birthday. This is a piece I wrote about a sunset in the desert on a family vacation.