Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Ambient Jazz Quartet

Jeff Oster (trumpet), Michael Manring (bass), Dave DiLullo (percussion) and I did a show at The New Zealander, Alameda in early July. We played to a full house, and have been asked to return in September. The two hour set is condensed to a steady 10 minute flow of improvised ambient jazz.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

"Loop Light"

This is the first in a series of music videos aimed at presenting new music in unusual spaces. “Loop Light” is a piece for slide guitar and loop pedals, recorded in the sanctuary at FCCA in Alameda earlier this month. The acoustics were excellent, thanks to the wood floors and curved interior of this vintage 1904 church.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

I Got Your Ring Right Here

When going on a date, it’s always important to notice what your companion is wearing. If you don’t, you’ll miss out, and she will notice that you’re missing out. If she happens to introduce you to several of her close friends, it’s important to notice what they are wearing as well. This is a lot of noticing for me to keep up with, which is one of the reasons I became a photographer, and thus carry a camera with me to all events where I might notice things, and would like to remember them later. On this occasion the closest of my date’s close friends was wearing a ring. This ring was hard, if not impossible, not to notice. It was large, even at a polite distance. After my polite noticing, our friend brought her ring up to my camera lens at kung fu speed, though thankfully coming to a safe stop at a close viewing distance, where my camera took notice.