Thursday, November 29, 2012

Free Improv 11.7.12

Free Improvisation for Guitar, Saxophone, and effects:

Gary Prince: Electric Guitar, Effects Kate Olson: Soprano Saxophone, Effects

This is from our first time playing together, both using effects. Very different from years of playing 'dry' - compare to this track, from 2010, and to our album, recorded in 2009. For both of us, I think using these effects means finally finding something of the sound we've been looking for all along, even as there is a learning curve to working together with them. I'm really happy with how this piece turned out - not bad for the second piece of our first time playing together in half a year, and our first session using pedals and computers!

Friday, November 23, 2012

All Those Little Crickets

The first of what is sure to be many tracks from the free jazz epic that was two weeks ago....recorded on 11.10.12 at the Bohemian Cafe in Baltimore

Gary Prince - Guitar, effects
Andrew Klein - Voice, words
Random Barista - "Mocha Latte!"

(free improvisation for guitar, voice, and coffee makers)

I'm playing slide on this one, something I've been doing for the past couple months, after years of avoiding it. The delay sound at the beginning is caused by running two delay pedals simultaneously (an idea I stole from Dustin Wong - check out this great video of him - even though I wind up using mine very differently from him. I can't figure out how the hell he gets his to sound like that). With this sound I am definitely thinking of Steve Reich, and the way he may repeat a figure over and over between multiple instruments, moving just slightly in and out of phase. Not that I really wind up sounding like that either, but that is at least what is going on in my mind.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 9, 2012

This weekend in Baltimore - 11/10 at Bohemian Cafe

Tomorrow night I'll be playing in Baltimore at the Bohemian Cafe. The event starts at 9 pm and goes until 11 - no cover. Click here for more information!

I wanted to share this version of "How to Get There", from October 28th

Gary Prince - Guitar, loops
Andrew Klein - Voice
Words by Frank O'Hara

Compare it to when we first did this song (see my post from May 29th) - that version was literally the first time we ever played it, and the first time I was hearing the poem. We've been doing it for a while now, and this is where it is at here. We have a lot of music for free download here!

Hope to see some folks on Saturday, and very very excited to be playing again with Kate Olson and Tim Cohen. Some KGT tracks will be up soon too!