The secret of this success comes from the leader himself: Friedlander's distinctive 5 - Erik Friedlander - 50 Miniatures For Improvising Quintet style is very melody-savvy and his unmatched plucking technique approximates the nimbleness of a well fingerpicked guitar" . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Erik Friedlander. Not only is the playing excellent, but Friedlander is full of musical ideas, sufficiently so to make the short snippets of music - sometimes quite structured, sometimes seemingly improvised - utterly compelling".
Carlo Wolff stated in JazzTimes that "The musicianship is extraordinary, its fullness informing each section no matter how brief or abstract. I consider this contemporary classical music more than jazz: While certain sections skirt chaos and are resolutely dissonant, others are outright placid". Friedlander was commissioned by the San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum in to compose a music collection of pieces inspired by the Hebrew alphabet.
It was sound advice. In doing so, the compiled tracks gain some traction and are chock full of surprises. By merely deciding on how to reorder the mini-compositions into fuller pieces, he was essentially composing with compositions.
For this project, he formed an unusual quintet that included himself, Jennifer Choi on violin, Sylvie Courvoisier on piano, Travor Dunn on acoustic bass and Mike Sarin on drums and percussion.
This trio does not get together often — in fact it will be our first time playing in almost 3 years — so it's a rare chance to hear this music. Second, at 10 PM, I'll be performing with the extraordinary pianist Craig Tabornas we get Zrzut Przyjmujemy Dziś Albo Już Nigdy.
(We Will Receive The Air-Drop Today, Or Else Never) - Lech in a duo format for the first time. This should be very exciting. Or is it??? Saturday night will feature a new band called the Time Quartet. The exhibit brought together ancient illuminated texts in Arabic, Latin and Hebrew. These pieces are my reaction to seeing those amazing texts. The week ends with Nothing On Earththe soundtrack referenced above which 5 - Erik Friedlander - 50 Miniatures For Improvising Quintet photographer Murray Fredericks to the glaciers of Greenland.
With recent setbacks and consolidations in the media, it's harder than ever to get listings in the old places we all used to rely on for our concert-going info Time Out, The Voice, Soundcheck, even the NY Times listings, are all but gone or very drastically reduced.
Facebook just doesn't cut it. Today, we have 5 - Erik Friedlander - 50 Miniatures For Improvising Quintet rely more heavily than ever on word of mouth 5 - Erik Friedlander - 50 Miniatures For Improvising Quintet I would ask that you help us spread the word among your peers. Feel free to forward this email to a friend or two if you think they might enjoy the music. I will also have physical copies of everything on hand at The Stone.
It's going to be a challenging week but we've got a lot of fun music to play and share with all of you! Please come by Celulas Madre - La Célula Durmiente - Perverso Universo lend us your ears.
We look forward to seeing you there! Sets are at 8 PM and 10 PM. Pettiford played the cello with such swing and melody. He was one of the first to lead a band from behind the cello. And he wrote original tunes, some of which are now classics.
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