Sometimes a gift is about sharing what you think of as your ‘true self’. Sometimes a gift is about sharing a part of yourself that may feel awkward, or different than you think you are – and yet it speaks to the heart of someone you love in a way that they can hear it.
My Dad – who I never lived with, never had a Thanksgiving or Christmas or Birthday with – still always let me know we belonged together, however distant, in all the ways distance can be.
He never questioned that creating music was my life. He just wished I would tone things down a bit. So this is a project I created with him in mind, and I think it actually gave him solace. It’s a project of improvisations on classical tunes and I hope you enjoy it.