Category Archives: Jazz

Another Foothold

Update 10/2/20: Sheet music for this song can be downloaded here. I recently posted a quick demo of a new tune I wrote for Debra Rienstra’s sweet setting of Psalm 25. Yesterday we introduced the song to the congregation. It … Continue reading

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Foothold (Psalm 25)

Update 10/2/20: Sheet music for this song is available here. 10 years ago, my friend Debra Rienstra wrote a hymn text based on Psalm 25, called “Foothold.” Not only that, she won the Fuller Seminary School of Psychology Fortieth Anniversary hymn … Continue reading

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Come, Join in Cana’s Feast

A few months ago I wrote a tune for a text by Herman Stuempfle. Strangely, when I went searching for a text to accompany this week’s sermon on the Wedding in Cana, I was led again to Stuempfle. Even stranger? … Continue reading

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The 50 Year Shuffle

These two fine folks just celebrated their 50th birthday. Oh, to look so good at such an advanced age! This bubbly little jazz tune actually started its life as “The Heineken Maneuver,” after a joke that emerged at a jazz cafe the … Continue reading

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Blue Step (with guest soloist Stephen Brown)

Your browser does not support the audio element. Stephen Brown and I have been collaborating for decades, so I was really pleased that he added a sax solo to my recent song, “Blue Step.” Now that we’ve got the DropBox … Continue reading

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Nessy

I just got my hollow body Ibanez (hence, “Nessy”) set up with new flat wound strings. I began to play and the guitar suggested jazz. I complied. MP3, PDF

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Pickin’ Sixes

I was going through a pile of old ideas when I stumbled across a draft for a Chet Atkins style jazz song. How could I resist finishing it? Of course, I’m no Chet Atkins, but I did my best on … Continue reading

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