Late Night With Kush
My friends call me Kush.
I've been playing keyboards for 52 years so I guess I should have gotten the knack by now. I've been playing some of these pieces for decades, but only recently decided to record them. They are "compozations" - compositions, in that there are fixed parts, but improvised every time, thus never sounding the same. This is as opposed to 'compositions', which are always fixed or 'improvisations' which is usually based on playing over a fixed tune,
These pieces were played with 'live'--- no cuts, additions, changes--- on a Kurzweil piano, usually recorded at 3AM-5AM in Brooklyn New York.
Global Media Music's Tony Coluccio produced the album in that he took the music files created and used a Bosendorfer grand piano software "plugin' and sounds from a Yamaha keyboard to realize the performance.
The mysterious and totally hip Arnkush did the cover photo.
To date I have 1700 pieces and counting. This CD, and Live DVD and CD, are going to be followed by another 7 CDs over the year. They represents the work I did and continue to do. My style? I like what the Harvard Crimson called it "surrealist, neoclassic, avant garde, Jazz/rock and roll. --- (and he plays a mean blues.)
I dedicate this album of piano pieces to my long time friend Peter who took upon himself the role of tech support or moral support, sometimes it is both, Eli and his wife Nadine, as I got the idea to create this album when I played most of the pieces at a reception at their home (with my eyes closed), and Jonny, who helped me figure out how to get the keyboard to record.