Does What It Says On The Tin

Geoff Westley  -  Piano Solo

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This project was born out of improvisations that I made a couple of years ago to amuse myself while taking a break from the orchestral scores I was working on at the time.

 

I simply turned on my trusty ZOOM recorder and just played whatever came into my head,  following wherever it led me .... including many blind alleys and unforced errors.   I put the recordings in a drawer and forgot about them.

 

Then last summer I discovered them again,  and decided that they contained some quite promising material.  So I laboriously transcribed everything I had played onto written music,  enabling me to work on them,  eliminate the bits where I got lost,  correct the errors,  re-write and develop ideas.  Bit by bit I knocked the music into shape,  moulding and perfecting,  ending up with the 4 Improvisations that you have here.

 

The Album comprises 4 titles

1.  Improv-IMPROMPTU (14.22)

2.   Improv-THIRTEEN (11.33)

3.   Improv-ELEVEN (17.58)

4.   Improv-22/33 (14.59)

Recorded March 2019

at The MENUHIN HALL

Stoke d'Abernon,  Surrey.  England

 

Engineered by Dave Rowell

Mastered by Will Brown

 

Steinway Model "D"  571392

 

 

Cover design & Graphics

Nerina Fernandez

 

Photos by Gianni Dettori

Cover photo by Lukasz Rajchert