Friday, February 02, 2007

DCIC at Warehouse Next Door, Feb 1

I had a gig last night with the DC Improvisers Collective (DCIC). We shared a bill with Tim Feeney and Vic Rawlings (from Boston) and The Caution Curves. We played as a trio, the same "power trio" lineup we've been using for the last few months. We played last, and it was getting late so once again it was a short set. Here's the last short piece we did (headline on the blog post is a link to the mp3). We did two pieces before this one... but they ran together, so in practical terms it was one long piece (around 20 minutes). The "score" for the set was negotiated on stage a few seconds before we played. I think it was "a short free one, then a soft long one, then another short free one." And we pretty much stuck to that plan. Mike did some very cool bass clarinet work during the soft one, followed by some very cool soprano sax (actually saxello if you care about such things) work when the dynamic level started to rise.

The show is uploaded to "the vault" so if you really want the whole thing you can get it...

We've also released a new CD, part of Sachimay Records' "Interventions" series. It's a full length album of DCIC's quartet lineup, recorded in various places such as rehearsals, live shows, and a radio broadcast. It's only $5. You can read more (and order a copy) from our site or from Sachimay Records. Seriously, it's only $5. How cool is that?

We learned last week that Dischord Records will not be releasing our new studio album. That was not a surprise - since we're pretty far afield from the music that Dischord specializes in, so we're still trying to figure out the best arrangement for releasing the DCIC "power trio" album. Leave comments if you have any suggestions, thanks!!!

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