David Arthur Skinner piano
Release no: LOS 171-2
All tracks composed by David Arthur Skinner
Recorded at Rainbow Studio, Oslo by Jan Erik Kongshaug, 29/30 november 2016
Mixed and mastered at Rainbow Studio, Oslo by Jan Erik Kongshaug, February 2017
Produced by David Arthur Skinner
For musicians – The compositions on this CD are available for free in «Fake book» format, both in C concert and in Bb. All I ask is that you credit me as the composer if you play them in a concert. In Norway, please make sure the concert is reported to TONO.
Playing standards is a major part of playing jazz, where the original intentions of the composer are not the important thing; rather, the musician makes decisions about how to make use of the music in a personal way, by altering harmony, rhythm and melody. I have been writing my own «standards» for many years; that is to say, writing pieces which can be approached from several angles – by anybody – without the essence of the music being lost. The pieces all exist within a framework of functional harmony and fixed structure, and I’ve played most of them with many other musicians in various settings, from jazz clubs to dance events. In this CD, the idea is to interpret my own jazz compositions in a new way, almost as if they were not mine.
As has always been the case in my solo recordings, I have not made use of any studio editing, and the pieces are presented exactly as they were played in the studio.
Digisleeve in the link below:Download Press Release (PDF)