@wendyeisenberg is making the nastiest EP right now. Im too dumb to remember how the songs go.
Today: recording rock music with Wendy Eisenberg and friends.
Today’s workstation, version 1. (at Eastman School of Music)
Young Frankenstein at the JCC opens Saturday. A view of the conductor/drummer cockpit. (at JCC CenterStage)
Big fan of paid evening rehearsals. Erie Philharmonic tomorrow night. Pixar. #fun #pennsylvania #saunainmyhotel (at Warner Theatre)
I was practicing a groove by David Garibaldi that had backbeats on beats 3 and 4. I thought this would be a cool jumping off point for an improvisation. This features my new wok.
Some good old fashioned swinging jazz. Trading 8s with myself and trying to displace big phrases.
It’s been a while. I got these new Vater Monster brushes that I saw at PASIC. They play way quieter than I expected but still they are pretty cool. I’m still working on the odd groupings stuff. Here’s the first thing I played with these brushes.
Dec 2Nov 30
Third in the “odd meter challenge” trilogy, this time in 13 (7+6). Shorter, but still. Enjoy.
Another “challenge”. This is in 11, where the “hump” is in the middle. This is the meter of my tune “Nathaniel Hill” so it isn’t my first time but it’s fun to try to cross the bar line and keep the flow happening.
Part of this project is supposed to be to challenge myself. I decided that meant making my brain work. This is a solo in 15 (bar of 8, bar of 7). I think I succeeded!
Todays video represents how I sorta feel some times. The beat keeps moving, very slowly, but it doesnt stop. And lots of stuff gets fit into every moment. Poetic, really. Hardly.
I was hanging out in the basement, listening to my new sweet stereo. One of the first albums I put on was Mackerel Sky by the band Neos, led by my buddy Matt Curlee. I took the motive from one of those tunes and improvised on it here.
Todays solo based on a simple motif that is stated at the beginning. I try to continue it throughout, regardless of how far away from the original idea I move.