"Musical compositions, it should be remembered, do not inhabit certain countries, certain museums, like paintings and statues. The Mozart Quintet is not shut up in Salzburg: I have it in my pocket." ~Henri Rabaud

These words, from a French composer who died in 1949, seem incredibly prescient in the days of iPods. Here is some music to help you fill that pocket with something worthy of such an intimate position. Try M.C. Flowmaster if you want something rough around the edges, often chaotic but at other times supple and lyrical. Try The Color Grey if you want tunes with more of a classical music feel, big on melody and atmosphere. The Solo sections cover a wide range of styles; nearly all of the solo piano works are one-shot improvisation sessions. Some work better than others but that's the fun of making it up as you go along. The Temperate Climes brings a more polished sensibility to my solo work, adding electronic instrumentation and a host of digital trickery; an album of Impromptus from The Temperate Climes should be showing up soon at your local digital retailer. As to all the .mp3s on this site, take all you want, and listen to all you take. (Just clicking on the links will play the songs in your browser; to download files on the Mac, right click and "Save As.") And if you have any comments, suggestions, or even requests for new types of material, feel free to drop me a line.