It's arrived, just in time for the holidays! After years of playing, composing, and cogitating, Sustainable Jazz has given birth to a recording, and it's a sweetheart. Each tune has its own special feel, from ballad to bounce, tango to swing. These are the tunes Phil and I have been performing at parties and concerts, recorded in a studio with a gorgeous piano sound. Photographs are of my own taking, with bubbles trapped in ice on the cover, and the liquid mysteries of a vernal pool on the inside.
There will be online access at some point, but best for now to contact me directly, by the email address on the "Contact" page of this website. $15 each, with a discount if you buy more than one.
In the Company of Friends
What we feel for our audience.
Crying It Out (At the Bawl)
Memories of midwestern dance halls from a distant era.
Street life, with a touch of Bud Powell's Parisian Thoroughfare
Lejos de Aqui (Far From Here)
Long distance love--some know it well.
Ruum To Rumba
Life is better if there's ruum to rumba.
Cheery in Theory
A musical account of a pretty flower that starts taking over the garden.
Where Did You Go?
Anyone who has lost someone dear without warning will know this feeling.
Until I Find the Words
A tango. "Until I find the words, I'll play this melody, this simple melody, to tell you of my love."
This river gets funky in a good way.
An unusual, driving groove that waited decades for its melody to come along.
Check out online videos for samples of our music.
Some past recordings of Steve's composings from Ann Arbor, Michigan days can be found online at these two links:
Scroll down to these 1986 recordings by the 9-piece Ann Arbor-based Lunar Glee Club of
Caged Bird Swings
Sock Shadow Soup
Lefty Gets the Go
Scroll down to these 1994 recordings by the Lunar Octet.
All In a Day's Dream
Bird of Paradox