January 14, 2013
Banned Rehearsal 779 (August 2010 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Neal Meyer)
The genius of Banned Rehearsal, when it is working, is not geared toward brilliant performance, but consists in a focusing in upon specificities of sound. This session begins with a transparent 'combo' vibe with drums, cornet, piano, and tub bass, then transforms itself into a study of the texture of drumheads, bells, and cymbals. Listen on my soundcloud site. I'll keep it there for a while.
January 17, 2013
|Moss and Bark - Hoh Valley, Olympic National Park|
If J. K. Randall is a self-proclaimed pitch freak, then S. L. Weiss must be a figuration-pattern freak. In this I recognize, aspirationally, a kindred spirit.
La Belle Excentrique - Satie - Ensemble "die Reihe", Friedrich Cerha
Big brother of Looney Tunes.
Stranger in Town - Del Shannon [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]
Step to one side and it's The Beatles, to the other and it's Queen, with extra reverb.
The Tracks of My Tears - The Miracles [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]
I wonder if the harsh engineering was designed with the presumed sub-standard listening devices of the target audience in mind, rather than those of the hi-fi crowd.
Ticket to Ride - The Beatles [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]
Uptight (Everything's Alright) - Stevie Wonder [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]
Wooly Bully - Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]
In Session at The Tintinabulary
January 14, 2013
Gradus 219 - Neal Meyer
It had been a while since Neal came over and played A's, so he played lots of them and strongly.
Saturday May 4, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Keith Eisenbrey and Neal Meyer at The Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle
Music for solo piano
Eisenbrey: Welcome to my planet. I come in peace.
Meyer: Cage - Solo for Piano