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September 05

Complexity in the Simplest of Things – Bach Cello Suites

I’ve been playing through the Bach Cello Suites this week, which is always rewarding. These seemingly simple lines are surprisingly difficult to play with clarity and direction. (As you’ll hear below!) I’ve been listening to the Pablo Casals recordings from the 1930’s, which are quite amazing. I swear there are some parts where he swings. […]

August 29

Homage to Philip Glass

This week I’ve been working on an adaptation of a solo violin piece by NYC composer, Jeremiah Bornfield, called Homage to Philip Glass. I’ve been looking for some new solo pieces that are a bit quirky and off the beaten path since live performance is still technically illegal due to the pandemic. It still seems unsafe […]

May 20

Goa Variations Videos

Here are some videos I’ve made for each of the five variations on my latest album, Goa Variations. They are largely abstract and mostly textural, though there are a few focal points in some of them. I’m relatively new to creating original video, but I’m really interested in multimedia aspects of performance. This interest really began […]

May 16

One Final Trio Gig

One more for old time sake… Tonight, the Eddy/Meyer Trio will give its last performance at 8pm EST via live stream before I head to England in a couple of weeks. Add Jake Eddy or myself on FB to see the stream. It will also be available on Reddit. This group started two years ago, […]

May 08

Goa Variations Album Reviews

It’s always nice to hear kind words from strangers about your work. I’ve recently received four reviews for my new album, Goa Variations. Here are some highlights, click the links for the full articles: “Andrew D. Meyer evokes a circular hypnotic concept on the psychedelic odes of “Goa Variations”. The color bursts forth from these compositions […]

May 07

Other Peoples’ Music

In addition to my own recent release, Goa Variations, I’ve recently had the great pleasure of recording on two albums with close friends and collaborators. The first is an album of sprawling improvisations pinned together by the compositions of Jake Eddy, titled Awake! Jake is the “Eddy” in the Eddy/Meyer Trio, and we’ve worked together a lot over the […]

May 06

Lee Konitz Transcription — Skylark

Here’s a short and tasty transcription of Lee Konitz on the ballad, Skylark. It’s a live recording from 1954 at Storyville. Just the head and a chorus, but in this case…it’s all you need… Skylark — Konitz (Click the link for a .pdf)

April 24

Divergent Directions: Music in the Twentieth Century

Music in the twentieth century saw composers moving in multiple directions. Some sought to break free from the strictures of harmony and the conventions of previous periods, while others rejected modernist ideologies. Nearly all composers felt the influence of communist and fascist regimes in Europe, either directly through censorship, or through working in opposition. The […]

April 18

Goa Variations official release

I’m very pleased to announce that today is the official release of my album, “Goa Variations.” It’s a bit weird to announce a release on a Saturday but given the circumstances, It’s not like anyone has anywhere else to be! This music is my own blend of psychedelic minimalism and I hope you’ll give it […]

April 15

Independent Music Award Nomination

I’m very please to share that my trio, the Eddy – Meyer Trio has been nominated for an Independent Music Award, in the category of Best Instrumental Jazz Song of the Year for our recording of “Swing Gitan.” A big thanks to the Independent Music Awards for the recognition! This is a track from our […]