Thursday, September 17, 2009

Moving Together

CT Improvising Composers Project
Charter Oak Cultural Center
Hartford, CT

For the past year, I have been working together with Mario Pavone, David Darling and Peter McEachern on developing a new body of work and, most importantly, an authentic ensemble sensibility. Being a working band. Last weekend, this notion clicked and the music caught fire. We were fortunate to have Harris Eisenstadt join us on drums and percussion. He fit (in more ways than one) like a glove and managed to be essential to the epiphany of last weekend.

Not for nothing, we were ensconced in the Charter Oak Cultural Center, a converted synagogue, and the spirits were most certainly present and in the room. The audience, laden with Quaker friends, laid a deep listening foundation that was palpable in it's presence. We all felt it and we moved together.

This Saturday we perform at Salisbury School in Salisbury, CT where Peter teaches. Satoshi Takeishi rejoins us. After that, we book studio time and make a record of this wonderful project. Stay tuned for details...

Images by Luis Cotto

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