i've been working the past two + half days producing a hiphop inflected new b-side for ursula rucker's next k7 single - tempest - along with hawkeye phanatic...a very fast moving experience this time...as we only had 2 days to write, record and mix before we have to leave for festivals in barcelona and brussels...great work from hawkeye and ursula (as per usual)...my newly acquired 1906 story + clark upright piano got the call as well...as i had to use it for this song...look for this single as I believe it will be the flip side of 'this' produced by jazzanova....leaving later today for spain for the BAM festival...because of the time spent on this recording, no time to rehearse for our upcoming shows...see you in barcelona...time to pack...
a 9/11 performance with improvisations for our people and our planet. global illage hasn't played together for about 3 months so it was a complete joy to create with this smaller version tonite with the amazing chris cuzme on fenderbass, saxophones, and mbira and the ever wonderful jim hamilton on percussion batterie augmented by myself on guitars, basslines, and sampler. another night of profound journeys took us around the solar system and then some. elliot levin joined us in set 2 with his poety and saxophone. we love this band - it's time more people here feel it' sublime music.
a collaboration of some wonderful musicians: josh robinson (percussion), monica mcintyre (cello,voice),tania alexandra(keys,voice,loops,perc) and myself on fender guitar and efx boxes infinite.... as live soundtrack to jim lafferty's films. tonite a beautiful seemless flow with audience participation. nights like these remind you of why you play music or why you are an artist in the first place. the performance was recorded, thankfully, and hopefully will surface sometime down the pike. an warm afterglow with the crew at the white dog to stories of cuba, fellini, hiphop, comedians, and clave. cheers.
base3 v-2 reared it's crazyhead tonite with a 3 hour plus marathon of warped parliament-esque funk, jazz from the netherworld, noise symphonies, and quite a few blistering guitar solos. claudio rochat-felix, tim kennedy (tk) and myself explored the edge all night long...it was a struggle - as always is - but a good one. some of the highlights: tk programming beats on the fly against live drums and manipulating them thru d12's and delays...amazing...claudio's beats through effects and never knowing where they'd settle...it was a bit of the off road...never the easy path...but very rewarding non the less.the crew at f+m is always the best and we gave them all we had. afterpary at the f+m international house. we made an impression there...too much fun. a nice wind down for our ride back to philadelphia. bliss.