This year I made only ONE – and I made it by hand for my beloved friend Peter.
It’s a jazz-harp collection of 4 classic jazz standards: “As Time Goes By,” “Charade,” “Days of Wine & Roses” and “My Funny Valentine”…
There are only two physical copies in the world. One, delivered to Peter – and the other is my ‘safety’ copy.
This is an unusual project for me – a throwback to my early days of playing jazz standards. You can read about the genesis of this project in “The Jazz Valentine Project”, and about how I made this recording – including some audio clips in “Making Peter’s Valentine.”
So why did I do this?
There are some people who give so much to your life. When it comes to them, it’s a joy … and a conundrum … to figure out how to give back. I wanted to record love songs, simply, in my own way – songs Peter danced to as a young man. So that maybe, through time – and through music – we might have a dance together.
And I wanted him to know I love him.
For those who want to hear it, there are a limited* number of digital copies of the collection and you can get one here as long as they’re still available.
Now … go forth and be romantic.
*”Ha!” you’re thinking, “Digital copies are unlimited!” but in this case, that’s not true. These are all ‘covers’ of famous jazz standards. They require a license to record & sell – whether digitally or physically. I bought 250 licenses. So when they’re gone, they’re gone – and I’ll have to make a new valentine for Peter.