I should mention that I am self taught. I've had no formal lessons or training in composition or theory and only a mere handful of piano lessons at a young age, but, I didn't want to play other people's stuff, I wanted to write my own.
I compose therefore by improvising and gut instinct; what feels and sounds right dictates the flow of the music. In other words, I sit at the piano or synthesizer/work station and start to play. The music flows from that process.
Many years ago, in another millennium, someone suggested I record an album of my stuff but life, being what it is contrived to get in the way and the idea kept getting shelved for various and assorted sundry reasons. All of which, at the time, seemed quite reasonable.
A few years back however, a friend suggested I might want to put on a concert of my stuff. There was a growing number of people who enjoyed my playing and what I wrote; I was told my music and playing was passionate, emotional and that for many, listening evoked images. And some even mentioned they found it inspiring so, the idea of a concert seemed reasonable and held appeal for me. I did it therefore and the response was immensely gratifying, and I had fun doing it as well.
Some time went by after the concert and I was occasionally asked about performing again. I thought, "Well, as I wasn't able to record the concert as I'd originally planned due to mitigating circumstances, why not do an album?" I bounced the idea off of friends and family and the general consensus was that the idea was a good one. 50 Six therefore is the end result. I hope you enjoy it.