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Friday, July 17, 2009

Playing Catch-Up III: in the trenches

We went into the studio in mid-June to record some originals for my new record. These shots are from the second day of the session at Signature Sound. The new quintet is myself + Jeff Denson b + Jeff Miles g + Florian Weber p + Brian McLaughlin d.

Enjoy the pics and stay tuned for more news about the CD!

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I'm the decider:

The catering:

Crazy photog. . .

pappa JD in battle:

Yes, it was very late:

Playing Catch-Up II: at Dizzy's

Here are some shots from the June 5th Dizzy's show with Joshua White's Ornette / Monk tribute. I played the little sax, Jason Robinson played the big sax, Duncan Moore on drums, Rob Thorsen on bass, and Joshua on piano. All these pics were taken by Michael Klayman; check out his great Blog, the lens and the eyebrow.

©Michael Klayman

©Michael Klayman
Joshua and J Rob

©Michael Klayman
Ian and J Rob

©Michael Klayman
Ian, J Rob, & Rob Rob

©Michael Klayman
My personal favorite shot.

©Michael Klayman
Rob Rob and Dunc

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©Michael Klayman
Between the horns . . .

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Playing Catch-Up: AC Lounge

No, I didn't disappear off of the face of the earth.

Here are some pictures from our show at the AC Lounge on May 31st! Thanks everyone for coming out. The new quartet features Jeff Denson (bass) and Florian Weber (piano), both are members of the trio Minsarah, as well as Brian McLaughlin (drums).

These guys will be appearing as the rhythm section on my new CD!

You may be thinking "how did your sax get so shiny all of a sudden?" . . . unfortunately, my sax took a fall just a few minutes before the first set! Nothing on the horn was working, so luckily Tim Nunnink let me borrow his super-shiny Mark VI and saved the show. I took my broken sax up to Sax Oasis repair shop and they put humpty-dumpty back together again.

Special bonus clip of some free improvisation (cameraphone quality, sorry...)