Sunday, June 6, 2010

Live at Fat Cat 6/2/10

Blog #48: Live at Fat Cat

I just played a show this past week with some great musicians at 'Fat Cat' in the Village. A lot of my usual guys were out of town, so I thought it would be a great opportunity to play with some new people. Amongst them Aidan Carroll(bass), Ziv Ravitz(drums), David Bryant(piano, on Myron Walden's latest CD), and Mark Shim on Tenor. I was very excited to get Mark, who was signed to BlueNote Records back in the late 90's. He has such an original sound and approach, and I've been lucky enough to see him play a few times around NYC. To me he plays the Tenor the way it SHOULD sound.

We did one (very short) rehearsal, where we pretty much just ran the heads. This was also the first time I met any of the guys(everyone was pretty much a friend of a friend). So, there were some slight moments of confusion on some of the forms during the gig, but all and all I thought everyone played well. We also played a lot of new material on this gig that will probably end up on my next record.

I recorded the show and have made it available to listen to or for FREE download on:


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