A strange flavor of semi-modern jazz. Written and produced (by me) in a mad
rush during early 2009. All compositions / arrangements my own. All piano
and vocals my own.
Rhythm section: Mitch Bell, guitar; Edwin Canito Garcia, bass; George
Toumayan, drums. Featured horns: Brian Gorrell, tenor sax; Tracy Patterson,
alto sax; Lee Rucker and Clint Rohr, trumpet; horns on track four provided
by faculty and students at the
University of Central
Oklahoma, Edmond, OK.
1. Joy Unspeakable
2. Peace (Piano improvisation)
3. Asleep Through 1984
4. Snap (Homage to Joe Zawinul)
5. Self-Control (Piano improvisation)
6. Truth Doesn't Change
7. Kindness (Piano improvisation)
8. Two Perspectives
9. Patience (Piano improvisation)
My oldest "pop" songs, finished circa 2006. Provided for you here, amateur
warts and all. All arrangements and vocals my own and all
instruments played by myself with the following exceptions: Billy Williams,
drums on all tracks except for 5; Omar Llantin, drums on track 5; some
backing vocals (the better ones) by Ginger Singleton; Eric Myers, one of
the dueling guitars on track 7. Produced by Eric Myers in Atlanta, GA.
(Eric is now running
Sonic Boost Studio in Raleigh.) Mastered at
by Brent Lambert.
This was really experimental; songs have a very wide range of style. If you
don't like one, try the next one. ;) This is still available on iTunes and
Baby if you enjoy this music enough to contribute to the remediation of
the costs I incurred in the process of making it.
1. The Few Years That Remain
2. Let the Burden Burn
3. Unspoken Understanding In Between
4. All the Space I Have
5. For Mike
6. What We Were Writing (Breakup Song)
7. For Zhenya
8. Yesterday's Battle
9. Ever Faithful (Hymn)
The Roderick Demos
A one-day, everything-in-one-take, raw, live recording from 2009. There
are some weird audio glitches and bleed-over that couldn't be easily fixed
(sorry). And the Steinway had a 'clicking' key that you can hear in a few
places. All compositions and arrangements are my own; these are some of
my friends' favorite songs of mine, featuring my wife Jen's voice making
me sound far better than usual, in simple one-instrument-and-vocals form.
Most people who have known me personally over the years tell me that this
record is their favorite of mine.
1. If You Love Me
2. Where, Why, and When
3. Romans 8:11-14
4. Romans 5
5. For the Sake of My Name (Isaiah 40-51 or so)
6. The Sower
7. This Is Really Me
8. Green and Grown
10. Romans 8:28-32
11. Be With Me
12. We Don't Have a Voice
Here's a weird jazz track I made once when I got tired of the
repeating classical guitar loop in Dwarf Fortress. I think
it might have achieved one or two likes in the DF community.
Feel free to download and use it in your game if you enjoy this
sort of thing!