Back from Lithuania with the quartet. We had a great time! Coming home is a bit strange because Ailed is till in Japan. I guess it gives me the chance to get my stuff together, ie cleaning up, administration etc.
We met the Bill Evans group in Vilnius. They were in the same hotel. That was very exciting. Rick, the bass player invited us to the concert and went to the hall in the Bill Evans Group buss! The concert was great and I am listening to the newest Cd right now: Soul Grass with one of my idols: Bela Fleck. Go check it out!
dinsdag 28 november 2006
donderdag 2 november 2006
We recorded Faure's Pelleas et Melisande in Haarlem in Studio Grasland yesterday. It was uncomfortable at first for me to play there because acoustics like that evoke, for my feeling, more technically well playing and not so much musical playing. In the beginnen I felt the tempi were the same and that we were playing 'nice'. I think in the end we have a very lively Pelleas on tape (although Melisande dies in the end of course, nothing we can do about it)!