back to the beginning - 8:00pm Mar 15th, 2014
Well, it was the Ides of March – Saturday evening March 15th – when we gathered at the place where music is always treated with respect. Of course I’m talking about dizzy’s. I had a few new songs and a yearning to dig back into the material from 1995’s Beat.itude album to explore some cool new groove-oriented arrangements. The vibe was acoustic, spare and open, driven by my Martin D35 (the one I bought new in 1968). Joining me were five sympathetic musician friends: upright bassist Rob Thorsen, bongo specialist Patrick Armenta, tenor saxophonist Daniel Jackson, and Gospel vocalists Arnessa Rickett and Carmelia Bell.
We performed casual, in the round, sort of like a rehearsal. It was a fun, magic night of music, and here are the songs we performed:
where the wind winds blow
out here on the edge
coconut grove / highway to hell
scotch & soda (cp solo)
nothing ever stays the same
hiding in plain sight
saturn (cp solo)
If you look right you’ll find some videos – remembrances of the night courtesy of videologists David Foster and Steve Laub, and audio specialist Ross Goldman.
Thanks to everyone who came to the show.