SHARING A PRAYER:
The selections below are rough sketches performed and produced crudely in an effort to get the musical concept into a form that could be understood by others. This music is conceived from a spiritual point of view without any commercial intent. I think of them as little prayers for all to share in. I invite improvising musicians who enjoy this music, to play it and record it. I would love to hear this music performed and produced by others who have the resources and skills beyond my own.
Instrumental Sketches
Simple melodic ideas wrapped in rhythmic and harmonic environments that I find interesting. All the music was composed using a process I call 'layered improvisation" where each part is recorded one by one while improvising over the previous parts. Editing is limited to expanding short improvised rhythm sequences into final arrangements prior to the melodic parts.

 

 

 

 

 

Sketches Volume 1
remastered 2016
  Listen on SoundCloud
secret wars (4:50)   listen
figure drawing (3:21)   listen
life with the elders (3:29)   listen
accept it (3:56)   listen
the fixing hole (4:16)   listen
your friend, my friend (3:59)   listen
forgive forget (3:53)   listen
song to the afterlife (3:56)   listen
crusade (4:22)   listen
indo junkie (4:11)   listen
modern love (4:21)   listen
sign after sign (4:12)   listen
humble house (3:43)   listen
born again (5:34)   listen
   

Available on CD from jo & joe music: jam@jojoworks.com

Sketches Volume 2
 
remastered 2016
 
Listen on SoundCloud
remote remote (3:52)   listen
two words (3:46)   listen
ideosophy (4:05)   listen
critical needs (3:38)   listen
inch worm (5:09)   listen
two for the road (3:45)   listen
captain ahjaab (3:44)   listen
family earth (4:37)   listen
balance threshold (3:05)   listen
human ways (4:02)   listen
observation (3:28)   listen
functions left (3:51)   listen

6 Prayers (sketches for jazz drums)
 
posted 1/1/12
 
full length sample
Prayer for Faith (3:15)   mp3
Prayer for Love (2:41)   mp3
Prayer for Compassion (3:51)   mp3
Prayer for Forgiveness (2:01)   mp3
Prayer for Tolerance (2:31)   mp3
Prayer for Happiness (1:05)   mp3

 

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Sketches Volume 1 2002 Music concept sketches exploring new melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic relationships thru layered improvisation. Aimed at performing jazz musicians looking for new themes to develop and share in authorship. J A McArdle J A McArdle Sketches Volume 1 2002 Music concept sketches exploring new melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic relationships thru layered improvisation. Aimed at performing jazz musicians looking for new themes to develop and share in authorship. J A McArdle J A McArdle Sketches Volume 1 2002 Music concept sketches exploring new melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic relationships thru layered improvisation. Aimed at performing jazz musicians looking for new themes to develop and share in authorship. J A McArdle J A McArdle Sketches Volume 1 2002 Music concept sketches exploring new melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic relationships thru layered improvisation. Aimed at performing jazz musicians looking for new themes to develop and share in authorship. J A McArdle J A McArdle Sketches Volume 1 2002 Music concept sketches exploring new melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic relationships thru layered improvisation. Aimed at performing jazz musicians looking for new themes to develop and share in authorship. J A McArdle J A McArdle Sketches Volume 1 2002 Music concept sketches exploring new melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic relationships thru layered improvisation. Aimed at performing jazz musicians looking for new themes to develop and share in authorship. J A McArdle J A McArdle Sketches Volume 1 2002 Music concept sketches exploring new melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic relationships thru layered improvisation. Aimed at performing jazz musicians looking for new themes to develop and share in authorship. J A McArdle J A McArdle Sketches Volume 1 2002 Music concept sketches exploring new melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic relationships thru layered improvisation. Aimed at performing jazz musicians looking for new themes to develop and share in authorship. J A McArdle J A McArdle Sketches Volume 1 2002 Music concept sketches exploring new melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic relationships thru layered improvisation. Aimed at performing jazz musicians looking for new themes to develop and share in authorship. J A McArdle J A McArdle Sketches Volume 1 2002 Music concept sketches exploring new melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic relationships thru layered improvisation. Aimed at performing jazz musicians looking for new themes to develop and share in authorship. J A McArdle J A McArdle Sketches Volume 1 2002 Music concept sketches exploring new melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic relationships thru layered improvisation. Aimed at performing jazz musicians looking for new themes to develop and share in authorship. J A McArdle J A McArdle Sketches Volume 1 2002 Music concept sketches exploring new melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic relationships thru layered improvisation. Aimed at performing jazz musicians looking for new themes to develop and share in authorship. J A McArdle J A McArdle Sketches Volume 1 2002 Music concept sketches exploring new melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic relationships thru layered improvisation. Aimed at performing jazz musicians looking for new themes to develop and share in authorship. J A McArdle J A McArdle Sketches Volume 1 2002 Music concept sketches exploring new melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic relationships thru layered improvisation. Aimed at performing jazz musicians looking for new themes to develop and share in authorship. J A McArdle J A McArdle Sketches Volume 2 2005 Music concept sketches exploring new melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic relationships thru layered improvisation. Aimed at performing jazz musicians looking for new themes to develop and share in authorship. J A McArdle Sketches Volume 2 2005 Music concept sketches exploring new melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic relationships thru layered improvisation. Aimed at performing jazz musicians looking for new themes to develop and share in authorship. J A McArdle Sketches Volume 2 2005 Music concept sketches exploring new melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic relationships thru layered improvisation. Aimed at performing jazz musicians looking for new themes to develop and share in authorship. J A McArdle Sketches Volume 2 2005 Music concept sketches exploring new melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic relationships thru layered improvisation. Aimed at performing jazz musicians looking for new themes to develop and share in authorship. J A McArdle Sketches Volume 2 2005 Music concept sketches exploring new melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic relationships thru layered improvisation. Aimed at performing jazz musicians looking for new themes to develop and share in authorship. J A McArdle Sketches Volume 2 2005 Music concept sketches exploring new melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic relationships thru layered improvisation. Aimed at performing jazz musicians looking for new themes to develop and share in authorship. J A McArdle Sketches Volume 2 2005 Music concept sketches exploring new melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic relationships thru layered improvisation. Aimed at performing jazz musicians looking for new themes to develop and share in authorship. J A McArdle Sketches Volume 2 2005 Music concept sketches exploring new melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic relationships thru layered improvisation. Aimed at performing jazz musicians looking for new themes to develop and share in authorship. J A McArdle Sketches Volume 2 2005 Music concept sketches exploring new melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic relationships thru layered improvisation. Aimed at performing jazz musicians looking for new themes to develop and share in authorship. J A McArdle Sketches Volume 2 2005 Music concept sketches exploring new melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic relationships thru layered improvisation. Aimed at performing jazz musicians looking for new themes to develop and share in authorship. J A McArdle Sketches Volume 2 2005 Music concept sketches exploring new melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic relationships thru layered improvisation. Aimed at performing jazz musicians looking for new themes to develop and share in authorship. J A McArdle Sketches Volume 2 2005 Music concept sketches exploring new melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic relationships thru layered improvisation. Aimed at performing jazz musicians looking for new themes to develop and share in authorship. J A McArdle -->