David gave an intimate evening performance at Montalvo Arts Center, where he featured a few pieces from his Etudes for the Contemporary Pianist — a collection of short pieces for pianists of all ages. The sound? Decidedly not smooth jazz. This piece “begins very simply with a sense of longing and sadness. The brief right hand eruption in the middle signifies the loneliness and frustration of the composer’s unmet desires.” Here’s a brief clip from this private event.