Chris Ziemba and Michael Thomas
video performance of What Should I Do
“What Should I Do”
Michael Thomas – Alto Saxophone
Chris Ziemba – Piano
“What Should I Do” is a playful composition by pianist Chris Ziemba. Loosely based upon the harmonies of Harry Warren’s classic standard I Wish I Knew, Ziemba has also tipped his hat to saxophonist Lee Konitz, incorporating a slithering melody replete with unpredictable rhythms. The tune has been a staple of the Thomas/Ziemba repertoire for close to a decade; it was originally premiered at a 2013 recital at The Juilliard School in New York City, where the two first established their duo rapport.
Listen for the music on Jazz After Hours.