In nine hours I will be an extra in a Discovery Channel film about the Manhattan Project, set in Santa Fe and Los Alamos New Mexico USA circa 1945 but being filmed in Flagstaff Arizona USA yesterday and today. Parts of Flagstaff still resemble the 1940's more than Santa Fe and Los Alamos and there are a lot less people here making it easier to shoot a period movie, I guess. Any way the bass player in a jazz quartet I play in was the connection for this (it pays not badly) job, which requires us (the jazz quartet) to appear as a jazz band in a club or bar. This will be fun but when I spoke to the bass player this evening he said the producer of this film had asked him if we had any original material recorded. We do not
so about 100 minutes ago I sat down at the piano (my other piano, a Baldwin Hamilton studio upright mfd. 1977 ) and wrote this "1945" jazz tune. I callled it "Camp Navajo Air Jazz" because we will be filming tomorrow at Camp Navajo, a WWII supply depot about 15 miles west of Flagstaff, and so maybe I can convince the producer to use this original music in this film, after we play "air jazz" to it on camera. Foior those who don't know film music is usually added after the fact, in this case the process is backwards but so what? I would be happy to have a film composition credit, so here it is. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Now I will post this (proof of composition dated by the posting time) and go to sleep, I have to stand around a lot tomorrow.
The funny thing. They don't want a piano in the shot (probably isn't one there) so I will be playing "air trumpet"> Music is a fun job, you never know what will haappen!
This is not for the Piano Society site... yet.