I have always loved “Pure Imagination” since I was a kid. I decided to improvise over its changes for 24 minutes today (over a backing track from the ireal app) and wanted you to share it with you. My mindset was pretty much, just to try and have the melody in the back of my mind the whole time and to play what I heard over the top of it, without thinking too much about anything else except what sounds true and beautiful to me in the moment.
I perform as often as I can all around LA and Orange Counties. Most often, I am playing solo piano and singing, but I also perform with my quartet regularly.
Some of my favorite local collaborators are Mike Scott, Shane Savala, Bruce Lett, Lyman Medieros, Steve Cotter, Kendall Kay, and I could go on and on.
I love to play and you can always find my gig dates on the “GIGS” tab of this site.
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Aimee Nolte (piano and vocals), Mike Scott (guitar), Bruce Lett (bass), James Yoshizawa (drums)
Aimee Nolte (vocals) and Mike Scott (guitar) arr by Mike Scott. From Aimee's latest album, Lighten Up
Pick up the new album, and find streaming links here: https://aimeenolte.com/recordings
Live streaming from Aimee Nolte! Lots of cool songs! My Foolish Heart, Someday My Prince Will Come, Just The Way You Are, and many many more. Thanks for sharing and liking!
Bassist GySrgt Will Pierce (who I’ve performed with in the past) wrote to me and asked if I would collaborate with members of the Marine band who are stationed out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. This is his arrangement of “You Only Live Twice” from the James Bond movie by the same name. Thanks to the band for asking me to be a part of the project. It was really fun. Featuring Gunnery Sergeant Will Pierce Sergeant Jonathan Soeung Lance Corporal Chris Nuñez
This is my cover of Labrinth's "Jealous." I've loved this song for years and always had reharmonization ideas floating around my brain. Finally decided to sit down at the Rhodes and make something. I hope you like it.
Live 3-4-2020. For all videos, worksheets, merchandise and info, my websiteì. Thanks for sharing!
Too much heavy stuff going on right now. Let's play some music.