February 12, 2012
Real Art Ways
Several weeks ago, five improvisers came together on a chilly Sunday afternoon to make some music together. We ended up working in a large gallery space at Real Art Ways that was open between shows. Joe invited his Wildlife quartet - Petr Cancura, Jim Hobbs and Luther Gray - to join us. We had a wonderful audience, as we always do these days. Petr's wife and daughter where there, and I'd often see them dancing to the music when I looked up to see what was happening in the audience.
Wildlife played a quartet piece, I built a trio with the horns and then another trio with Joe and Luther. At a point I pulled Petr into this. The entire afternoon was a steady exploration of sound and shape grounded in tempo. Repeat after me, "there's no place like home, there's no place like home."
Images of Improvisations V by Lyn Horton and Rob Miller