On of the most creative and productive pianists out there must indeed be William Ogmundson. I have written about him and his music many times before, so I head over here to read everything about William!
The song A Rare Day is released as a single on December 27th, 2019.
Tell us something about your song A rare day!
This song had different origins than most, in that the first four melody notes (Eb, G, F and B) were chosen by a live audience at a house concert in Florence, Oregon this past November. I improvised a song on the spot in a blues style (also audience chosen), which I later refined a bit and slowed down. The first four notes remained though, and my amazing graphic designer, Linda Maroney, gave the song its title “A Rare Day”. Florence, OR is quite foggy and misty most of the time and this day was amazingly clear and sunny, hence the title. I often improvise in front of live audiences, and most of them are quite forgettable, but for some reason this one stayed with me, and wouldn’t leave my head until I finished it. There’s probably a metaphor there somewhere.
Thank you for sending me this song William!