Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dancing With the Young Lions

 Taylor Ho Bynum's Acoustic Bike Tour
Real Art Ways
Hartford, CT

I recently had the sublime pleasure of meeting and playing with a wonderful young artist, Tyshawn Sorey.  We worked together in an ad hoc improvisational trio put together by my old friend and trickster confrere, Taylor Ho Bynum.

We set up camp in front of Elaine Gan's Considering Rice photographic installation in the Loading Dock Gallery at Real Art Ways.  Something about the deceptively horizontal and deeply rhythmic quality of this work helped set the table for an intimate afternoon of music full of space and simple beauty.

And beauty is what we brought, received and shared: in the music and through/with the audience of friends and neighbors.  Repeat after me: "there's no place like home, there's no place like home."

 images of the trio at RAW by Brigid Kennedy