& more new mi yo – electrical stage piano on this and lot of drumming as well. a medley of
some drumming (mi yodea) / im ninalu (trad) / some more drumming (mi yodea) / atzeret (e kaplan) / heyser bulgar (trad)
and lastly – a preview of my forthcoming solo piano cd (title still tbd) – recorded and mastered by alex inglizian at experimental sound studio, chicago.
it’s been an interesting week. i went to several shows and two of them stand out.
saturday night i saw tim berne’s snakeoil – great concept, writing, bandleading, and great performance by all the musicians. i’d go see these guys again … and again … and also their new ecm cd is ‘record of the year’ for me … so far.
then wednesday night – david boykin’s expanse. i’m used to seeing david mostly behind the drums – but in this band he has a chance to step up to the mic with sax and voice. the writing is up front and in this ensemble too – all the players are excellent and each has a chance to shine – great stuff!
anyways if either of these ensembles (or any other project by either of these guys) comes to your town they are highly recommended, so go see them.
tech note : these 2 improvs were supposed to have an ‘ocean’ motif – and the 2’nd one (‘untitled’) was originally going to be called ‘2 dolphins’ in a very cute-sy unicorns farting rainbows sort of a fashion – and then i read up a little bit on dolphin behavior – after which i decided ‘untitled’ was the better choice.