September 25, 2008
Young Forbes Graham has asked me to participate in his ongoing performance series, The Music Workshop. Wunderkind Peter Evans will also perform. Too soon to say what the combination of players will be, but I have always had a fondness for grouped trumpets.
Not for nothing, Peter and Forbes are two of a growing phalanx of players (Rob Mazurek, Nate Wooley, Taylor Ho Bynum, Franz Hautzinger) whose work is strongly indebted to that of my friend, colleague and mentor, Bill Dixon.
With Bill approaching his 84th birthday in October, this begins to feel like an early opportunity to create a sonic birthday card. More on that notion later, I promise.