Invitation is one of my favorite Jazz Standard. I find it's pretty ...sexy!
I have played it many many times, and also recorded it in my debut Jazz album "Jazz Without Time Zones". However, I never got tired of playing it. There is always something amazing coming out!Like this time, all the sudden, I improvised by my left hand 🙂
Arranging Music is fun and extremely creative!
The way I arrange this song is to imitate Bach's style, then write like INVENTION & SINFONIA.
The feature of INVENTION & SINFONIA is that 2 or 3 voicings flow gracefully and harmonically.
I challenged myself to write music like them.
It feels great to play my own arrangement.
The composer is Joanna Wang and this song "Only Child" is recorded in her album "The adventures of Bernie the schoolboy" (distributed by SONY music)
In the recording, the sounds are made by synthesizers which create fantasy and vintage vibe.
However, in this video, the pure piano sound creates the classic Baroque vibe.