Half Dozen Brass Band
“Don’t Nod Off”
@ Reynolds Plantation 10.11.10
(if you watch long enough, you may even hear me solo)
This cornet dates back to about 1875, and it was one of Jules Levy’s personal horns.
I borrowed it for a historical concert, and immediately upon playing it wished it belonged to me. Such a beautiful instrument.
I meant to capture the sound a little better, but alas, a photo booth video made on the fly will have to suffice.
I dare you to play this and sing along, even and especially if you do not know the words.
Faux Fix, The War [early version]
Just a little taste of the upcoming phenomenal goodness that is Faux Fix. I highly recommend taking a small pause from your tumbling, putting on your best headphones, leaning back and pressing play on this thing.
This is currently my favorite song. Period.
1,470 playsTHE MADE SHOP
I have begun a little project. It’s basically a venture into some music production. I’ve been trying to get at least one new musical idea down every day, without criticism or restraint, ever since I upgraded my home studio a bit. It’s an exploration of some new software as well as a test of my mind and what it can create. I’m having fun, and it’s been good for me to do lately.
So Nathan, in response to your question, this is the idea I started today…
performed with the UGA big band on 11.11.10
‘Caravan’ — our finale
we made some groovin music that night!
the rhythm kicks in gear about a minute into it
(that’s me in the back on trumpet)
A snapshot from our wind ensemble concert on 11.17.10
This excerpt is from a piece written by British composer Adam Gorb, Dances from Crete
It begins with an off-stage E-flat trumpet solo—to simulate distance—that I got the opportunity to play. That’s followed by a mournful, eerie english horn melody that is captivating. Listen and transport yourself to a faraway land…
oraToday I sat down and transcribed Lee Morgan’s solo on “Ceora”—from his album, Cornbread (1965). I then played it a bunch of times in a row. This is one of those times.
Another mood to set
Another set of chords to play around with
Recorded in my bedroom
Some kind words from Radio Free Athens regarding Venice is Sinking:
“Venice is Sinking provides to any (even casual) listener a feeling of weightlessness during their build. The pristine, intricate build of their songs gather so much momentum that towards the end, you feel as if your perched over a cliff, or at the top of your roof, peering down. In their live performances, they stretch that anticipation to the ABSOLUTE limit, pulling you with them until just before your mind starts to wander away from the moment. It’s at that second that they let go of the reins and let the free-fall begin with well crafted, inescapable choruses. They have been out grinding for several years, but I have absolute faith that they will find their way to the worldwide recognition they ultimately deserve.” -AW
Who Are They: Aaron Esposito, Lucas Jensen, Daniel Lawson, Jeremy Sellers, James Sewell, Karolyn Troupe.