Made Your Bed

Made Your Bed

Tim Fatchen's picture



Liner Notes: 

This sleepy and quiet piece of Bb minor is an exercise in writing an accompaniment to a song that doesn't yet exist. If that's not a chicken/egg conundrum, I don't know what is. (The answer, of course, is that the chicken and egg co-evolved, as this song wil undoubtedly.)



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ductapeguy's picture

Ah, you are channelling your inner Dave Brubek. Nice. I was fascinated by the main phrase and how in different variations you seemed to dance in between 6/8 and 5/8 time signatures. It all flowed beautifully.

I had a hard time listening because the player was stuck at zero. I had to go into the page source and find the original dropbox mp3 link. Definitely worth the effort.

nancyrost's picture

Sounds like the exercise yielded some good fruit! I could definitely hear a poignant vocal melody over this. Love the gentle swing of the shifting rhythms.

phylo's picture

A very pleasant listen. I'm not sure this needs words, It took me on a little journeyette in my head. Lovely piece!

billwhite51's picture

i hear a little brubeck in the second segment. the full view finds tony bennett at the microphone, waiting for his daughter to hand him the lyric sheet.

I'm hearing the second segment as a more considered 5/4, so the comparisons with Brubeck's "Take Five" are almost inevitable, but this has a more lyrical tone to it than Brubeck's more angular, West-Coast-Movement jazz. The piano sound is gorgeously mellow and restrained and a joy to listen to. Tim, this is one of the best things I've heard from you this year.