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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 […]

April 09

Gerry Mulligan Transcription

Here’s a transcription of a quick, one chorus solo from Gerry Mulligan on his tune “Line for Lyons.” The “Lyons” that the title refers to is Jimmy Lyons, who was the founder of the Monterey Jazz Festival. This recording comes from the album “Gerry Mulligan-Paul Desmond Quartet” (Verve), which was one of the many records […]

April 06

Recording Hindemith

As the current coronavirus pandemic has forced us all into isolation, I’ve taken on the challenge of recording both parts of Paul Hindemith’s  Konzertstück für zwei Altsaxophone. I must say that I’m late in coming to Hindemith’s music. To my own detriment, I’ve somewhat consciously avoided his music over the years. Hindemith’s music has always seemed […]

April 05

Getz Variations — Dexter Morrill

Recently I’ve been working on a very interesting piece for tenor saxophone and fixed media by Dexter Morrill called “Getz Variations.” The piece was written for Stan Getz in 1984 and features samples of Stan himself playing in the audio track. The score has very little notated lines for the saxophonist to play, and instead […]

April 02

Goa Variations I

Those who know me personally know that I have a deep affinity for the music of Terry Riley, particularly his early compositions where he’s playing saxophone and/or keyboards. (Reed Streams, Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band, Shri Camel, Rainbow in Curved Air, Descending Moonshine Dervishes, etc.) Just today I’ve finished the first in a series […]