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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:18 am
by dds1234
I feel about the same. He was the only teacher I have ever had...

That was just beautiful mother.
Amazing stuff...

PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:30 pm
by bobappleton
i'd love to hear that live with a band - and you on saxophone... maybe you're planning on it.

thanks for this...

b

PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:52 pm
by bobappleton
Have great trip. He'd approve of your world travel as well your music.

Best,

Bob

PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:28 am
by chespernevins
ML,

I love that you were hearing harmonica. In some ways, I can hear the cutting edge that the harmonica can get (when desired) in the doubling, or sometimes dissonance, in the right hand.

The dissonance in the voicings was evident upon first listen, but only after playing it on the piano did I realize the bitonal approach you take (at least, that's how I'm hearing it). For example, how you stick to the C Lydian melody while changing to a BbLII harmony underneath. It somewhat reminds me of the Stravinsky excerpts you have posted. I feel I can hear your upset and feeling of loss in this approach.

Thanks for sharing it - I will experiment with it on the harmonica.

J

PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:04 pm
by chespernevins
This is the first time that I've been on the internet since leaving the US. Believe it or not I'm writing from a McDonalds (with free wi-fi) in Cairo, Egypt. I knew McDonalds would come in handy one day!


OK, but just don't jump into the pit of balls in the "play garden"! :wink:

Have safe travels, and talk with you soon.