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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
More anniversary celebrations...15th for the big band!
we'll also be playing a Duke Pearson chart that Mike Spengler is bringing in called "Chili Peppers"
and ending the 1st set with my composition "For My Mother".
(photos courtesy of Chris Drukker...thank you Chris!)
Tonight I was sorting music and "cleaning out the books" as we call it...discovering hidden treasures of old set lists and such..sometimes I find photographs and notes about this and that...and while I'm doing that I can hear the band rehearsing the music (in my head) and what was said and sections that were worked out..and how the performances went...and the hang after the rehearsal and after the gig....
It is amazing to me that we have been together for 15 years and I feel so honored to be working with these outstanding musicians and wonderful souls who come together to create what Jim Cifelli calls a Sonic Party.... because it is absolutely that...a Sonic Party! And you are all in invited!
Our brilliant friend and photographer/film maker Dennis Connors has been working on a documentary about the big band, and has put together a short preview of that ...which you can view here.