Music &c

These are pieces I composed between 1970 and 2010. (As we know, things on this website are typically in preparation for decades.) Since retiring, I’ve been pleasantly engaged in recording this music on an old Mac Mini, using a somewhat less old Korg SP-280 keyboard and Logic Pro.

The word “Copyright” indicates that the recording has been registered with the US Copyright Office.


A Walk in Midwinter Copyright 2019 by Dixon J. Jones. 3:21.
A melody I’ve been humming since I was a kid…but back then, it was three or four times faster than it is now.


Satsuma, P.I. Copyright 2020 by Dixon J. Jones. 3:25.
Composed around 1988, this piece seems like the theme for a non-existent 1977 TV crime show. It’s kind of loud.


Geoff Aire Copyright 2020 by Dixon J. Jones. 2:34.
When this song got started in 1990, someone said, “That makes me think of Jefferson Airplane.” Hmm. Of course, no guitars here, and no Grace; but it could be 1966…


Someday

  • I Proclamation Copyright 2019 by Dixon J. Jones. 1:49.
    A piece from 1982 that initially aspired to be an alternative to “Pomp and Circumstance”…
  • II Reconciliation Copyright 2020 by Dixon J. Jones. 5:24.
    …but, you know, I like the fact that sagging in the soft tissue of every stately march is a rueful ballad. (PS: Thanks for bearing with a keyboard player flailing around with guitar samples…)

Honeymoon Copyright 2020 by Dixon J. Jones. 4:21.
To be filed under “idiosyncratic adult contemporary” or maybe “lo-res jazz”.


More tunes are in the works, and revisions of the current ones are likely…if anything here appeals, feel free to check back once in a while to see what’s new.

And thanks for listening!

I especially want to thank my void-faced drummers Kyle and Austin; whoever sampled, cloned, or reverse-engineered a bass player known as Paul McCartney; and the wonderful South African Voices.

Pictured above: The insides of a Yamaha CP70B electric grand piano, my instrument from 1982 to 2019; had to sell it when I left Alaska.

Updated 31 March 2020.