sep 14, 2016


 
‘sad sad songs’ (gtr & efx improv ~11:11)
 
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sep 11, 2016


 
‘simple’ (balaphon and cowbell)
 
zelwel bandcamp –
http://zelwel.bandcamp.com/
 
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aug 29, 2016


 
‘sd3’ acoustic piano. this piece is part of a new series of pieces i’m working on which is meant to be independent of instrument used – that is the actual composition is a framework – and the expression is independent of what instrument it’s played on. the sd stands for ‘suspension drone’. the template is roscoe mitchell’s composition ‘tnoona’ (in some sense).
 
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jul 31, 2016


 
‘keyboard action’ this is improv done on the electric (yamaha cp-33) which i realized has a different action (harder to play) than the acoustic that’s in the living room.
 

 
‘dead or alive?’ acoustic electric guitar w/ efx. soundscape.
 


 
3 new tracks from mi yodea recorded here last week. acoustic piano and the natural reverb of our living room. 82, atzeret, and slide. music i wrote with arrangements (and vocals on 82) by the band (ann, sue & me).
 

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jul 8, 2016

piece-o-day ‘piano wash’
 

 
also presenting solo electric guitar e-cd #3 – ‘i will never play the ax like max’. leadoff track is intentionally dissonant and microtonal. 2’nd track is ‘smoother’. 3’rd track is a re-take of the first track from the ‘just my lonely guitar’ e-cd from 2013. this was recorded between jun 30 and jul 7, 2016.
 

 
booking at zelwel at hotmail dot com. thanks for listening.
 
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jun 28, 2016


 
a ‘further out there’ version of terkisher bulgar tanz (from the naftule brandwein songbook). acoustic piano.
 
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jun 22 2016

an improv done on my new electro-acoustic guitar – bought it for a song last sunday at the ess garage sale.
 

 
new ep-length solo e-cd. this is a few shorter pieces done over a week and a half recently.
 

 
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jun 5, 2016


 
‘improv (after the fest)’ guitar and looper – on the blessing and the curse of being a ‘creative’.
 
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jun 1, 2016


 
‘unskilled labor’ (djembe and voice)
 
a musical idea i had before going out last night – the only way i can really talk.
 
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may 31, 2016


 
piece-o-day ‘improv’ (keys). this piece originally had a name but it was changed to protect the guilty. anyways i seem to be doing a piece-o-day sub-series which explores experimental keyboard playing and this goes there. it’s just that i’ve been seeing all these GREAT pianists lately and they fill me with ideas …….
also – memory lane –
 

shiviti drum circle live at chicago jewish festival 2014 (highlights). posting this because it’s happening again this sunday at 2:30 pm (in the pavillion tent at the fest). we will try to be there because who knows if and when we will pass that way again?
 
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