Last year, my friend and band mate Magnus Hjorth wrote a song a day in the month of January. He only allowed himself 10 minutes for the activity. Not only was it a good exercise for him, but it also resulted in some great music. One tune, in fact, won him 2nd prize for Årets nye jazzsterne just last week. Congratulations Magnus!
I was really inspired by Magnus’ process and and discipline. This month, I’m trying to write at least a few new tunes. So far, I’ve got 2 written that just need a few lyrics and a bunch of ideas sketched out. As 2014 continues, the goal is to record my first project of all original material based on my move to Denmark and all the adventures that go with it.
Projected release date is October or November 2014.
It has been interesting to be in this process. I’ve written from time to time, but not like this. I’m not trying to be “jazzy” or “hip”. I just want the stories to be honest. I’ll post my progress here along the way.
If you happen to be at one of my concerts this year, you’ll definitely be hearing the new material. Let me know your thoughts on it. This is my work-in-progress.