Improv 5 in B flat Major

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Sometimes it’s hard for me to keep creating and making things with everything going on in the world, and when I do improvise or compose it often ends up feeling very somber and/or dark. And maybe that’s appropriate—these are dark times, after all. I recorded another improvisation that reflects those feelings, and I’ll post that a bit later. But I also think that sometimes instead of playing my feelings I have to actively seek out the joy in music and let that joy combat the forces that bring me down. So this improvisation is about channeling that joy and turning it into something beautiful, elaborate, focused and powerful.

– Jake

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