Saturday, April 30, 2011



April 23, 2011
She's Cryin' For Me - New Orleans Rhythm Kings
Three Chants - Ruth Crawford Seeger - New London Chamber Choir/James Wood

Within the room within which these weave we are pulled within the space within what is woven.

April 24, 2011
Lookie Lookie Lookie - Cleo Brown

Not even showing off, just doin' it. Check it out. You're jaw will drop.

Moonlight on the Ganges - Benny Goodman Orchestra/Helen Forrest

Nothing left to chance. Arranged to the nth.

Mean To Me - Bill Harris

An odd thing to pick out, but I really dig the drummer's brushwork on this cut.

Singin' in the Rain - Dave Brubeck
Money Honey (live) - Elvis Presley
Skylark - The Fleetwoods
Corvair Baby (remix) - Paul Revere and the Raiders
Quartet in b-flat minor op. 138 - Shostakovich - Fitzwilliam SQ
Interruption 2 (midi) - Keith Eisenbrey
Tricolor Capers - Eric Mandat - Eric Mandat
Pastorale - Keith Eisenbrey - Fehrwood Ensemble
Banned Rehearsal 214 - Banned Rehearsal

Personnel: Karen Eisenbrey, Aaron Keyt, and myself.

Banned Rehearsal 559 - Banned Rehearsal

Personnel: Karen Eisenbrey, Anna K, Aaron Keyt, Neal Meyer, and myself.

Postlude with Jim Randall in Mind (midi) - Benjamin Boretz

This is the third movement of Ben's String Quartet, in the midi arrangement that was my first acquaintance with the piece. I remember finding that I couldn't sit and listen but had to stand and move. Each new moment of sound pushed at me bodily, forcefully. This time through the global structure was clearly emerging from inside the experience of each sound moment, rather than from the remove of score-reading head-space. The determinate feel is not of a place within a trajectory, but of place and then place, now and then now. Not horizontal, nor not vertical - but as though pierced through at some right angle to now.

Zoo Night - Keith Eisenbrey

The "Night" portion of the "Day and Night" exhibit at the Woodland Park Zoo, a few weeks before they shut it down. Then we step outside and walk to our car.

April 26, 2011
Charleston Charlie - Wilshire Dance Orchestra
Cryin' for the Carolines - James P. Johnson
Caroline - Louis Laskie
Old Man River - Snub Mosely
Big Chief Pawnee - Rex Stewart/S. Scott/E. Bostic
Flying the Coop - Chubby Jackson
Partita - Benjamin Boretz - Keith Eisenbrey

My performance from November of 2005. Still haven't got the tempos right, except for the third movement which is close. As usual for me, rushed. The notes are more accurate than my norm. I've only been working on these pieces for 25 years, and I still think I'll get them eventually.

Songs in the Wind - Lockrem Johson - Lorri Frogget/Keith Eisenbrey

Our performance from October of 2007. Lockrem was a much loved local composer and teacher who died in 1977, far too young. These five songs from 1960 are beautiful examples of his sophisticated pianistic imagination and sensitive vocal writing. Lorri sang magnificently, and I was even pretty pleased with my own playing.

Just Like Me (remix) - Paul Revere and the Raiders

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