A friend asked me last summer if I had ever done anything with "Stardust." I hadn't, but I decided to write an arrangement for her anyway. I put together something in about 30 minutes, which I ended up really liking. I revisited it recently to come up with this. A YouTube video performance and tutorial coming very soon.
This is the title track to my 2010 recording dedicated to my dad. The piece opens the album, introducing works by Schubert / Liszt, Brahms, Debussy, and Rachmaninoff / Molinaro. It returns in its entirety to close the album, framing some of my father's favorite pieces with a work of my own.
This is the middle movement of Bach's Keyboard Concerto No. 5, a piece that I recorded on my debut album, The Bach Sessions. This beautiful and short work was also used by Bach as the first movement of his cantata, BWV 156. I arranged this solo piano version based on my violin and cello arrangement, and the keyboard concerto itself.
This groundbreaking work was composed and recorded on solo fretless bass by the the legendary artist Jaco Pastorius. I arranged this piece for the pianist Andy Russo's 2008 album, Mixtape. Hear Andy's recording on iTunes.