Friday, February 11, 2011

Video from last week at Casa -- solo sarod

A few days ago, Eric sent me this video of the opening piece from our set at Casa Del Popolo on Wednesday February 2. I played a solo introduction on the sarod. That's quite the 8mm home movie filter!

The piece is called 'Tanpura' and I actually wrote it on guitar years ago, before putting the Quartet project together.

It resurfaced as I was practicing sarod one afternoon a few months ago. A brilliant burst of sun emerged on an otherwise cloudy day, and I noticed an interesting effect of the light reflecting my fingers on the metallic surface of the sarod's neck, so I took a few photos. Here's one:

CKCU 93.1 Friday Special Blend Feb 11

Thanks to host Susan Johnston for the plays this morning on "Friday Special Blend" over at CKCU in Ottawa.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

CISM 89.3 Montreal

Thanks to host Maxime Bouchard for the play this week on CISM 89.3 Montreal!

February 8, 2011

22h30 Theme de Yoyo Zu & Spaceways Inc. Radiale Atavistic (2004)
22h31 Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody Louis Prima The Wildest! Capitol Jazz (1962)
22h36 Frisco Club Gerry Mulligan The Jazz Soundtracks Gambit (2006, enr. 1958)
22h42 Lac aux Castors Quintet Marie-Claire Durand Mai Indépendant (2011)
22h47 October 25th Avishai Cohen Introducing Triveni Anzic Records (2010)
23h00 Snap The Arboreal Quartet The Arboreal Quartet Indépendant (2010)
23h07 Luz da lua Thomas Carbou Hekátê TCMusique (2011)
23h13 Melismatic Tim Brady 24 Frames - Trance Ambiances Magnétiques (2010)
23h15 Slinger Muskox 5 Pieces Standard Form (2009)
23h25 When Cassavetes Hit Reagan Surreal Estate (Bruce Friedman, Jonathon Grasse, Ken Luey, David Martinelli, Jeff Schwartz, Charles Sharp) Lacunae Acoustic Levitation (2010)
23h35 One For the Rev.-Rev. Frank Wright Sabir Mateen Urdla XXX Rogue Art (2010)
23h45 Out to Lunch Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Orchestra Out to Lunch Doubt Music (2006)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Grand merci -- big thanks

Eric sent me this pic from the opening part of last night's set at Casa del Popolo -- I played a solo piece on the sarod.

Thanks to everyone who braved the crazy storm to warm up the room!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Hit List - Hour weekly &

Thanks to Robyn Fadden for including us in this week's Hit List in the Hour weekly here in Montreal, and at!

Wednesday 2

The seemingly simple diptychs in painter Mark Igloliorte's Two Ways of Seeing present subtle shifts in perception of the same subject, at Galerie Donald Browne (#528, 372 Ste-Catherine W.), to March 5. In On the Surface, Lucie Chan presents two installations made with drawings, paper and animation that articulate themes of intimacy, social voyeurism, diaspora and personal stories, at MAI (3680 Jeanne-Mance), to March 12. Montreal's Arboreal Quartet strums up world-music-infused acoustic jazz at Casa del Popolo, 8:30 p.m. And Czech-born, Toronto-based singer-songwriter Lenka Lichtenberg builds cultural bridges in World Beat, at La Sala Rossa, 7:30 p.m.

brilliantCORNERS - January 25, 2011

Thanks to Damon Dowbak for the play last week on brilliantCORNERS -- LU Radio 102.7 (Thunder Bay) !

Tonight's the night - despite the snow! Feb 2, Casa del Popolo

I woke up today to find this view out of my window. Ah, February in Montreal. Don't let that deter you from heading down to Casa del Popolo tonight, though. It'll be warm!

Along with Tom Eliosoff (guitar) and myself (sarod), we'll be welcoming these fine musicians:

Sage Reynolds - Upright Bass
Eric Thibodeau - Drums