Nino and Me
One winter a few years ago I got a case of pneumonia.
In the early weeks of recovery my sole comfort was to noodle at the piano for short stretches. A few minutes of improvisation, then back to bed. I recorded these pieces on a pocket voice recorder, and later transcribed the ones that caught my fancy. I added them to a folio of instrumental pieces that I meant to record someday, and put them on a shelf. Nino and Me was one of those pieces, I was thinking of Nino Rota while writing it.