New Free Improvisation Idea
I’m going to try something very different this week. With almost all my other videos, I have begun writing about the subject first, and then doing the video. For the educational stuff, this helps get my thoughts organized before I make the video. For the hymns, this helps get my heart in the right place before I pick the horn up to record.
I hadn’t done this with the free improvisations for what I hope are obvious reasons. When I do a free improvisation, it’s usually off the top of my head. I don’t think about anything before I start. No preparation. It’s not that this is not allowed or anything like that. I just consider it a bit of a challenge to record that way.
But today I want to try something different. I have a lot of photos on this blog. Since I went through and got rid of some of the old posts, those photos are just taking up space. So I had this idea to do free improvisations based on some of these photos.
Dawn on the Bayou
This photo is from the last fishing trip I took with my father. So not only is it beautiful, it also has a lot of sentimental meaning to me.
I miss my father. I miss who he was in my life. I miss knowing that he made a difference in this world, a difference that set the balance of my life off after he passed.
But this photo is of a sunrise, not a sunset. With the passing of one season is the beginning of a new season.
Let’s see how this goes. Here’s Dawn on the Bayou, my musical improvisation based on the photo and my memories that go with it.