Tuesday, June 23, 2009

CT Improvising Composers Project

CT Improvising Composers Project
Real Art Ways
Hartford, CT

The first of four statewide concerts of the new Connecticut Improvising Composers Project took place week before last at Real Art Ways. Plenty of friends turned out for the music. Local music witness Maurice Robertson was there, and these are a few of his images of the ensemble at work. The local press was supportive, with a preview from the stalwart scribe Owen McNally, and reviews from Chuck Obuchowski and Dan Barry.

Satoshi Takeishi joined us with very little rehearsal time and did what he always does, fitting the music like a glove and swinging with aplomb.

We will be back in Hartford September 12. Soon after that we will take the group into the studio to record. This project would not have been possible without the generous support of the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism through their Special Initiative Grant Program and the deep partnership of Music for People.

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