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Live Stream – Thursday, April 16 2020

Live – I'm going bonkers!

I was not planning to go live tonight, but I am going absolutely nuts right now! Tell me what's going on where you are!

Posted by Mark Sensinger on Thursday, April 16, 2020

0:00 Georgia On My Mind | 8:14 I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance | 15:14 I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes) | 24:14 Christmas Time is Here | 30:57 Last Night When We Were Young | 37:57 Venetian Moon | 45:30 Absolute Zero | 53:22 Dindi | 59:47 Crystal Silence | 1:10:13 Freddie Freeloader | 1:14:26 Blue in Green | 1:19:50 It Will Have to Do Until the Real Thing Comes Along

Published: April 18, 2020 | Comments: 0

Song 13

My daughter does a lot of painting, and although she has not had any formal training, she’s really quite good. I got inspired by some of her works and wrote this music to accompany a slideshow of her works.

The main section is in 15/8 time – divided more or less into a measure of 6/4 plus a measure of 3/8. The bridge shifts to 4/4, ending with a bar of 11/8, and a bar of 7/8 before returning to the main groove in 15/8.

Published: April 4, 2020 | Comments: 0

Live Stream – Thursday April 2, 2020

Posted by Mark Sensinger – Composer on Thursday, April 2, 2020

Introduction 0:00:00 | Here’s That Rainy Day 0:05:42 | A Weaver of Dreams 0:13:27 | My Romance 0:19:12 | Blue in Green 0:25:40 | Willow Grove 0:30:35 | For All We Know 0:36:03 | Stella By Starlight 0:42:15 | Venetian Moon 0:47:02 | Crystal Silence 0:54:40 | Dindi 1:03:50

Published: April 3, 2020 | Comments: 0

Live Stream – Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Miles Davis, Cole Porter, and more!

Posted by Mark Sensinger on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Published: March 24, 2020 | Comments: 0

Live Stream – Saturday, March 21, 2020

Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and more! #AndoverCreates

Posted by Mark Sensinger on Saturday, March 21, 2020

Published: March 22, 2020 | Comments: 0

Live Stream – Tuesday, March 17, 2020

A set of Jazz Ballads and Bossa Novas for all those hunkered down and “Social Distancing.”

Jazz Ballads and Bossa Novas. Drop in and say Hi! #AndoverCreates

Posted by Mark Sensinger on Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Published: March 21, 2020 | Comments: 0

Join us for a Live Stream on April 2, 2020!

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On April 2, 2020 at 7:30 pm I will be doing a live stream of jazz standards and original works on Facebook.  To join the stream, go to  Hope to see you there!

Published: March 11, 2020 | Comments: 0

Lucid Dreaming

For the last few weeks I’ve been building a SharePoint site for my group at work.  Wrote this little ditty to play on a loop at the welcome page. Enjoy!

Published: April 20, 2015 | Comments: 0

The Relaxed Abalone

This is the first in my series of what I’m calling “Art Songs”.  Taking a cue from Charles Ives, these are piano and vocal pieces, the text being various pieces of poetry set to music.  The text for this piece is an example of “found” poetry which poet Rosemary Waldrop came across in The Joy of Cooking and arranged as verse:

Abalone, like inkfish,
needs prodigious pounding
if it has died in a state
of tension.

Published: October 12, 2014 | Comments: 0

Real Book Monday: Green Dolphin(e) Street

Talk about a movie song that outlasted its source material. Type “Green Dolphin Street” into the YouTube search bard, and you’ll get 140,000+ results. Statisically speaking, approximately one out of every five people born since 1930 will, at some point, record this song.

And yet, not a lot of people remember the 1947 movie starring Lana Turner for which this was the title theme. The New York Times certainly was not impressed at the time, calling it “a glamorized illustration of a turgid adventure yarn.” The plot, in a nutshell: Lana Turner and Donna Reed play sisters in love with the same man; he gets drunks and winds up proposing to the wrong sister. My exhaustive 10 minutes of Google research failed to uncover how the titular boulevard factors into the story line.

To me, it always seemed highly unlikely that a street by that name could actually exist. I could easily imagine a developer with a fondness for aquatic fauna naming a street “Dolphin”, but who ever heard of a green dolphin? Pink dolphins, sure…but green?

None of this, of course, explains why the Real Book copyist thought that D-O-L-P-H-I-N was spelled with an “e”.

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Published: May 20, 2014 | Comments: 0