G minor blues

G minor blues     

Bam Boozle and the horn swogglers play a slow laid-back minor blues in the jazz style for those summer evenings. Bam on piano, Ruth Tempet on trumpet, Boa Dubless on double bass, Art Guthie on guitar and Ed Thrums on drums (Bam & Ruth made a few changes 3/7/2011).

Midway-Sunset

Midway-Sunset     

slow, hypnotic and weighty piece inspired by the fields of “nodding donkeys” of the Midway-Sunset oil fields in California. I watched these oblivious behemoths feeding off the land each side of State Highway 33 for mile after mile.

Whole herd of noddin' donkeys

a great shot of the Midway-Sunset oil fields by Uncle Bumpy

threnody for a friend

threnody for a friend     

for piano and violin. Click here for a rough score.

uno

uno     

a first offering from Bam Boozle and the horn swogglers. A quirky little number, one might say, with piano, accordion, trombone, violin, double bass, glockenspiel and percussion.

the crossing

the crossing     

yet another attempt at a piece for orchestra, this time for a fairly large ensemble with full strings, trumpets, French horns, solo flute and oboe and some percussion. A bit melodramatic in parts with lighter quirkier sections. Will no doubt have to be edited further at a later date. (NB. two years to the day when I posted my first track.)

rondoletto for January

rondoletto for January     

a light-hearted piece for piano to welcome in the New Year (maybe a little late). Click here for a rough score.

snowscape

snowscape     

a fairly extensive rewrite of a piece I wrote at the end of 2009 (edited early 2011) – here is a short orchestral interlude with lush strings, solo violins, piano and French horn possibly inspired by all the snow around (but maybe not) when I worked on it and dedicated to my parents.

sizzle

sizzle     

imagine if you will, a sextet with piano, double bass, drums, trumpet, vibes and synths playing this jazz tune plus the usual nonsense (an element of the circus maybe??) in a small club near you.

just one more

just one more     

some rock (and a little reggae) submitted for the following project “…. a new tv series called 3beers that will be broadcast nationally. We can’t tell you too much more about it, but we’re currently seeking some music for our title sequence/intro. We’re looking for something to brand the show, to bring it to life and to make it memorable. We’re looking for a 2 minute track, we don’t want any vocals. We believe we’d like it guitar driven, with a recognisable theme …. ” 60+ other tunes also submitted so unlikely to be the one, but still fun to try for.